Blog. As defined by Merriam-Webster, a blog is “a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.” Well, alright then…here goes.
I’ve had a Weather Blog on my site (http://www.tornadoquest.com) for about five years now and have only added comments/commentary in topics regarding weather. At times, some of the short posts almost sound like Tweets from Twitter. So, to polish things up and get a change of pace going, I’m beginning a new blog that will have weather related posts on some days, others will be varied reflections, comments, images, et al. that may be about science, history, art, photography, or music topics that keep my life and mind going. We’ll see what happens and, like the patterns of evolution that have brought life to this planet over the past 4.5 billion years, watch this grow and change and shift and drift and flow.
I use the term “blogsphere” because as a weather/science enthusiast, the terms atmosphere, stratosphere, ionosphere, etc. are very common to me and I find the term blogsphere interesting if for no other reason that it describes a virtual social media world of sorts…an electronic biosphere constructed of binary numbers.
So welcome aboard. Can’t promise you dazzling entertainment, but at least I’m sincere. And if I offend or express views very contrary to your own, don’t be surprised and don’t take offense. I care deeply about the truth, even if it takes some of us to a place where we’re not comfortable. The mark of good science is an unwavering pursuit of truth and I’d rather know that truth than something based in supernatural beliefs that, while comforting, isn’t true.
Cheers! Let’s have fun!