Funny how introducing yourself can be one of the most difficult things to do…at least, for me; that is. Although I’ve been blogging for almost a year, I’m so elated to finally have time to participate in the Blogging 101 experience here at WordPress.com. Thanks to @michelleweber, @siobhyb, and @gracejiyoung for lending their expertise so generously. So, in compliance with my first assignment of introducing myself to the world, here goes:
My name is Brian Evans, and I was born a Southern Gentleman (Birmingham, AL). I am a lover of God, lover of life, lover of the arts, and lover of only one wife. A morning person-I am not. I consider myself a “logophile” at heart. My dream body comes complete with six-pack abs (currently under construction). I have a colossal sweet tooth, and an extreme sports car fetish. I’m a closeted misanthrope with extrovert tendencies. I find it easier and much more satisfying to be nice to people. You could say that inspiration is my forte.
I’m not what you would call a bona fide, decorated writer at this point, but I do love to write. The world of blogging captured my heart sometime ago, so I just dived right in. I’ve experienced a very small measure of success, but I really want to take my writing/blogging skills to the next level.
I grew up going to church (a lot), and was exposed to, and adversely affected by, tons of erroneous religious ideology that nearly cost me my life. The pain that I endured due to careless people who used the Bible to advance their selfish motives at the expense of hurting others was excruciating. I later realized, that the Jesus, the Bible describes and the Jesus that is represented in religious circles are irreconcilable. My journey to recover from that pain has birthed my blog Wisdom’s Quill, because I believe that there is a difference between religion and wisdom. I desire to bring that difference into clear focus.
This message, is one that I wish someone had shared with me sooner, so I’ve committed to use this platform to reach out to others who may be in that same struggle. It’s my dream to become an author and a speaker, because I’m passionate about helping others recover from the pain of religious error, by discovering the true God who really does love us. In no way am I saying that God is responsible for the pain that erroneous religion has caused; but I am saying that once true love is experienced, it is undeniable.
I chose to enroll in Blogging 101 this year, because I think WordPress is AWESOME!!! I love to learn, and I want my blog to reflect excellence all around. I desire to learn the tools of the trade, so that I can set the stage for things to come. I have been introduced to so many phenomenal people here already, and I’m looking forward to gleaning from many more.
My goals for the next year as a blogger are as follows:
- Establish a consistent blogging habit (at least three times a week)
- Double my following
- Be a guest blogger for some of my fellow WordPress bloggers
- Manage multiple blogs
Anyway, I think I’ve met my word quota for the day.