Sometimes I find myself asking, “why am I here?” Not in the philosophical sense, or the whiney emo sense, but in regards to this blog. As I looked back in my archives, I realized that I have written about quite a few things, but never once have I posted about why I am blogging here at Amaro e Dolce.
I did start this blog for a reason. But to talk about how I got here, I should mention where I came from.
You see, I used to manage a pretty popular local blog years ago. Our beat was South Florida and all the weird and quirky things that happen here. It was a lot of fun and I loved exploring this area and writing about it. We had great readership, went to blog-ups, tweet ups, etc. But my co-blogger got busy with life and I was the main contributor. Around that time I started commuting 5 hours a day for work and by the time I got home I was too exhausted to do anything. Of course we lost our readers and I lost interest in my blog. I thought it was my commute, but even when I stopped my commute and switched jobs, I couldn’t get in to writing. I felt trapped.
So I decided it was time for a new beginning. I dropped the blogger platform and started this blog. Admittedly, my main purpose at the time was to learn the WordPress platform, but I also wanted to keep my writing up.
Amaro e Dolce means “bitter and sweet” in Italian. I picked the name because those two flavors span the spectrum of the taste profile. At the time, I was also all over the place and I wanted a name that represented that. I had no idea what I wanted to write about a year ago, but I knew I didn’t want to commit to anything specific. Perhaps that will change eventually.
So, here it is – my “hello world” post – a little late.
Thanks for reading!