It's early October 2011 and, as has been the case for the past few weeks or so, I'm bored. It's been over 3 months since I finished college for the summer (and most of Autumn) and I've still nearly a week until I head off to York University. I've put my CDs and DVDs into alphabetical order, arranged all the clothes in my wardrobe by colour and de-dusted the cracks between my floorboards using various implements such as paper clips, nails and the hoover. I turn to my laptop and refresh Facebook for the first time in, oooh, about 2 and a half minutes - there's nothing new.
I decide to sign myself up for this 'Twitter' thing that people have been going on about recently. I'm up and running and soon start adding all my favourite celebs and friends. Time moves along and I start following some non-league footballing people, some I know and some I don't, and many of them have got blogs. They don't half make brilliant reading and I'm extremely jealous of how bloody good they are - I'm tempted to start one of my own. Before I do, I have that thought that every new, aspiring blogger must have - "does anyone care what I have to say?" A firm push in the "Yes!" direction is provided by Aaron (who I'm sure you will meet in the coming weeks) and I'm quickly typing "start a blog" into my Google machine. I pick a name, pick a picture, pick a colour, click OK and I'm given the page I'm currently typing onto! Simples! So there we are - that's the story of how this blog got to be written and brings us up to the present day!
I'm hoping to be writing my first meaningful post after next weekends activities so that means I've got around 8 days to advertise and promote myself to and get people to read my musings. What will they be about - who knows? I hope it will be a collection of literary masterpieces, packed with richly interesting stories and full of side-splitting humour, but I doubt it. I'm imagining it will contain some bits and bobs about my refereeing, university, my beloved Curzon Ashton, any games my limited student budget will allow me to attend and anything else I feel is worth sharing with the world.