Do I know what I'm doing, starting a blog out of the blue?
No. I don't think so.
Let me tell you this; it's an experiment.
I started reading a few blogs not so long ago, blogs by poets and artists, by the bohémiens of this world. Turns out they would share their craft, their writing and their creativity, just like that. And their words were so useful! And it turned out I could get in on the fun and start a blog of my own! And so here it is!
It will be a learn-as-you-go, find-out, try-out blog. I'm gonna keep it secret for a while, and tell you about this when I feel more comfortable typing words away at the world.
Amazing. Do you realize what this means? Anyone can publish words and anyone can read them? Historians in the future will have to invent new techniques for history analysis, adjusting for selection bias, dealing with insane amounts of information (history will become more mathematical than economics! let's hope not!). Journalism may just loose some of it's monopolistic power over information. The personal is drawn into the public, but then again, the personal is self-censored in anticipation of public reactions.
It's all very exciting.