Hello there! I’m glad you stopped by to find out a bit more about me. I’m Ryan, and I’m a bit of an introvert. I totally feel more comfortable in front of a keyboard than publicly speaking, which is part of why I’ve got this blog.
If you’re here, it would be good to know that I am a fan of sci-fi and fantasy, I love Star Wars and Star Trek, and I do happen to costume and perform as a Jedi as a member of Saber Guild. I’m also a big geek when it comes to video games, anime, music, reading, and generally consuming stories in a few of the ways they can be experienced (movies, some TV, and online video.) Yes, I also attend conventions (mostly comic-cons, for now).
I’d first wondered what I’d focus on when I first created this blog, years ago, but I don’t think I have narrowed it much, which kind of de-motivated me. Now, I think I’m a bit more focused, but am open to ideas. You’ll likely see me bouncing around the above topics, as they are of great interest to me, but, occasionally, I’ll dip into some new territory.
Mostly, I’m hoping to just explore my interests, while also hopefully connecting with those that share one or more of the same interests. I’m not new to blogging, but want to really hone the basic writing skills involved, because, even though a large chunk of my paid work involves written communication, I’m not a professional writer. Hopefully, a month of really flexing these writing muscles will be the motivation to put more thoughts into words, more often.
Update: (2015-12-24): Welcome again to my fellow community members at the new home for our discussions – http://bit.ly/WrittenWithDesk