Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Welcome to MyPalette

Hello out there. Welcome to MyPalette.

This is an experiment – though not experimental – so long-term I’m not sure how it will turn out. Will I be here in a few months? A year? I don’t know.

The bigger question is: will you? And, if so, who are you?

I have a love-hate relationship with the blogosphere. As a PR guy, writer (books, comedy, TV, films, journalism) and wannabe raconteur, I instinctively feel that this is the place to be. I’ve been dazzled by some of the bloggers I’ve started to follow, their style of writing, flashes of ideas, quirky originality, immediacy of response.

It’s exciting and boring, transcendent and commonplace and it has so much ‘stuff’ (as Chuck Barris might say) floating around in every nook and cranny, so many tidbits of byte-sized use-(full/less)ness all coming at me at the same moment in time that it makes my head swim. Gong.

OK then. I want to be connected and participate in the conversation. There’s an entropic magical, who-knows-what’s-going-to-happen-but-it-feels like-something-big-is-just-around-the-corner kind of energy here. And, for someone who likes to write and socialize, that’s hard to resist.

So what’s this blog about?

To help me shape this project and feel more at home, I’m going to attempt to sketch out MyPalette:

  • 1 post per week (to start)
  • 500 words or less
  • Quirky and personal
  • Focus on ideas and trends
  • A signature sign-off (see below)
  • AND I reserve the right to revise, edit and try to make it better. (Breaking the rule? Maybe, but this is my rule.)

Bla-bla-blog…

4 comments:

Giovanni said...

Martin

Happy you are doing this! My only advice -- be true to yourself. That's all that matters.

Martin Waxman said...

Thanks, Giovanni. I appreciate it. How did you find me so quickly?

David Jones said...

Welcome to the land of PR bloggers...there's always room for another.

Have fun with it...I'm subscribed.

Gary Schlee said...

Welcome, Martin, to the PR blogosphere, from someone who slipped into this arena a week before you with A Class Act, a look at PR education in Canada.