I started this blog with a post about the swamps burning east of Valdosta and sent a note about the blog and the post to friends. Charles Fishman, the poetry editor of New Works Review, saw the post, thought it was neat, and asked if he could publish it at his online journal.
I said sure and kept writing about the swamp and the smoking and sending the posts to Charles Fishman.
That led to his asking me to write an article about how I got started blogging and what the point of it was and what writing a blog was like. I wrote the piece.