It’s what I need.
It has been almost four months since I posted something to this blog. A real shame. Not only for me and for those that follow my writings, but for the region and hobby I love.
I could go on and on about what caused this lack of postings, but the fact that there is only 24 hours in a day, really limit the ability for me to get something up. Fatherhood, husband-hood, community involvement, work and the loss of my Grandmother have all affected this blog.
So what I am about to embark on here is a new way of posting and writing.
I used to write posts after tasting a wine over the course of 3 days; if the bottle lasted that long. Now, I might just post the next morning. After 3 days, I may have lost interest in talking about the wine. I am going to be more relevant to actually what I am drinking that day, that moment.
Why? I have used Untappd, a beer world app, where you post your thoughts immediately upon what is in your glass. There is not much time to ponder, not much time to think about what you are tasting. You share it with the world that moment. It has been more useful and less time-consuming. Quick, short, posts about what you are enjoying or not enjoying. I want to bring that to you.
Another issue I have wrestled with is my writing, spelling and flow of the posts I write. I am not a professional writer. I have no writing training or ability. I am a horrible speller and fail at grammar and punctuation Those things have always plagued me. I have always worried about them in every post. There are times that I spend hours editing something that I lose interest in it and it never gets posted. I’m not going to worry about that anymore. It is what it is.
I have also worried about being a cheerleader for my region. It’s an easy thing to do. While I am comfortable at being one, I am also uncomfortable about being one. If that makes sense. Bottom line is this, I never want to be called a critic and I never want to speak badly of one, but because of that, I have had some issues. I always look for the positive in things and the glass is always half full. Going forward, I am going to tell you what I am tasting, and that is basically all I want to do. In the past, I have used my rule: if I did not like it, I won’t post it. I only posted the wines I like in the past. You would be hard to find a negative post here. If I like it, I will tell you, if I don’t I will tell you. It’s just that simple.
And lastly, I want to tell you about me. How I came to this, what I enjoy and what I feel and think about the North and South Forks. That is something missing from here. It’s not as personable as I would like it to be. While you won’t exactly know if I wear boxers or briefs I think you will get to know how cabernet franc evolved in my wine world.
So here is my clean slate. We all need this. We all need to restructure, review and look at what we do. I took a step back and thought about it. I hope you enjoy what will be coming out in the future.