I started this blog to verify functionality of code using the WordPress XML-RPC API for a work task. I didn’t think I would use the blog for more than the week I started it (see the subtitle to my blog—the quote from Milan Kundera). However, I surprised myself by continuing to use it to the point where I’m keeping it around, with no notion that it is a temporary thing. So yes, I am a software engineer. I also am a stickler for hand-coded standards compliant code, who avoided WordPress or anything like unto it from 1997 to 2013.
As someone who would prefer anonymity over notoriety, I have thought about my first two posts, and the fact that I will be publishing some of my writings, and decided that some amount of being a Kunderian monster is required. I keep thinking, “Really? I’m going to put my inner thoughts out there for anyone and everyone to read?” But I guess that’s the problem with being a poet—there’s a level of transparency required when writing from one’s own experiences. It’s a bit ironic: I want lots of people to read my writings, but I don’t want a fan base, and I don’t want people to be able to identify me in a crowd, unless they know me.