Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It's All Ralph's Fault

Well it is New Years Day, 2008 and it is time to start yet another Blog. Ever wonder how many blogs get started every day? I think it is kinda neat to be starting this on the first day of the new year.

As I said in the title my brother Ralph is really the reason I began this pursuit. I had thought of a blog in the past but since I didn't have a website of my own, until just recently, and since there really weren't many people interested in reading yet another blog I could never see the point. But Ralph change that.

Ralph and I have had a rather long interest in photography, dating back to the 1970 for me and probably longer for Ralph (he's my older brother). Actually Ralph and I have had similar interests thru life including careers in the computer field. Back in the early 2000's, with the advent of the digital age and after long absences, we both got back into photography and we've been pursuing our own artistic personalities since.

Ralph is a fine photographer and if you haven't seen his work then please your senses by taking a look at www.RalphNordstromPhotography.com. But Ralph has another gift, which is not hereditary, and that is the gift for clear thought and the ability to express that thought in words. My thought pattern tends to be more scattered and my writing is less than eloquent but what the heck, we're all different.

So recently Ralph started his own blog, Ralph's Blog, and I have become quite captivated by his comments (I'm feeding his blog to 'My Yahoo' so I can keep up with him). While Ralph and I trade email and talk on the phone regularly, reading his blog has opened another line of communication that allows me to further share his experiences and discoveries. So I thought I might try the same thing.

So here it is, my blog. What do I plan to do with the blog at this early stage? Well first of all I doubt many people will actually read the blog, especially now at the beginning of 2008. So the blog will likely be kind of a journal. Comments that will have interest to me and things that I think may be of interest to others. It will be a way to share what I'm doing, what I'm learning, things I've learned and sometimes just what I'm thinking.

Thanks Ralph for once again inspiring me to take another step.


1 comment:

  1. Roger,
    Congratulations on launching your blog. I don't really think what you say about people not visiting your blog will be true. It will take awhile but you will definitely gather a following. You are an outstanding photographer and people will be interested in your work and the processes you go through. I know I will.

    Good luck with this new indeavor. And good luck with your upcoming shows.