I used to write an email periodical that I called "on the john". Every time I made a new friend I would save their email and add it to this vast email list, and I would send them these letters which basically consisted of my "life an times". I always felt a little imposing forcing my email on people, though if you know me well you know that I am a very imposing individual by nature, however, just because I am good at imposing doesn't mean the thought doesn't illicit some sort of guilty feelings. So imagine my excitement when I found out about blogs.* A gap of any significance in my periodical would pass and people would say to me, "John, I haven't got an "on the john" for a while?" Granted, my email list got to nearly 1600 names, so when 3 or 4 of them mention my letter it's not really that significant, but made me feel good non-the-less. So, what my scattered rambling is leading to is the creation of this blog. It will replace my "on the john" letters. In recent years I have written my personal journal in third person, mostly because its fun, and it makes for a better read. So I will write some of my blog posts in third person, through "Johnny Metropolis" and some of them will be written by me, obviously in first person. This will be determined by which ever format I think will best convey the tale. Anyway, I hope you read, but again, if you don't I don't really care, because I have always had a difficult time writing in my journal, and this is the best way I am able to keep one. Also, I have most of my old letters, and I will be uploading them up to the blog occasionally in the archives section.
*I really haven't blogged or used blogs until the beginning of this year, this doesn't mean that I wouldn't have been able to define for somebody what a blog was, I just wasn't hip enough to know what the possibilities actually were.