This is a reboot. Well, actually, since the previous 550+ blog postings all still exist (now over on my archive site Ruckerpedia), I suppose it’s more accurately a relaunch. A relaunch of the general blog I started nearly a decade ago over on Blogger in late 2009 (originally called Brandon Rucker Writes) before I migrated it over to WordPress in late 2013. This relaunch of my blogging activities is necessary because, you see, I’ve been distracted with other things and slacking. I realized earlier this year that it was time for a fresh start and a renewed purpose for blogging. Hence, the most apt new title of the blog . . .
On the Page
. . . because, like before, I will use this space to get various thoughts, ideas, editorials, commentaries, discoveries and actual creative writing onto the virtual page here. That’s pretty much the original purpose a decade ago, along with documenting (and let’s be honest: commiserating) the writer’s and musician’s life because at the time in 2009-11 I was publishing short stories and poems and editing a short story anthology as well as flash fiction for a literary webzine, all the while writing/performing/producing/recording original music for various projects. Yes, I like to stay busy (my personal mantra is “always be creating.”)
On the Page offers a renewal of purpose and (I hope/intend) a frequency that will be more focused and regular (daily, semi-daily) like it was years ago. It’s possible it will also serve as a general status update for my various social media. As always intended, the point is for this to be a convenient receptacle for a regular flow of words from my noggin’ to my fingertips to the virtual page. That’s what a writer does, get words on/onto/upon/embedded on the page! Considering my blank page fetish (seriously, you should see how many actual physical notebooks I have), restarting with a fresh new ‘notebook’ is incredibly enticing to the writing mind and hands.
OTP 001 | 320 words