At the moment I'm too lazy to go back and verify my actual beginning date for blogging under the name of RattlerGator but I'm guessing it's somewhere around a decade. I've probably said in mulitple posts that I use it primarily as a conversation with myself and a means to document where my head was at a particular moment in time.
The original focus of most of my blogging was politics (after 9/11 I realized I definitely wasn't a Democrat and couldn't ignore what that party had become so blogging was a tool I used to help me find my voice as a Republican), with some sports mixed in. Primarily Florida Gator sports.
Then along came Twitter and my political itch has primarily been satiated there.
I recently left a job with Florida's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering and am taking a year or two to dabble at writing a novel (not surprisingly, it will be set in Jacksonville) and playing with a film script based on the same story as the novel. I tried to intrigue a radio station owner here in the Panhandle to allow me to do a sports talk show based in Tallahassee that revolved around the Jaguars (they broadcast them here in town), the Gators (they also broadcast them here in town), the SEC (huge amount of SEC fans in the Tallahassee area), the Rattlers (an underserved and under-discussed program locally) and, of course, the Noles.
But that outreach on my part does represent a shift in focus for me. More sports and other stuff, less politics. Especially on this site. In addition to my fiction writing, I'm also doing some freelance work for GatorCountry.com, a site I still consider the leading private sports site dedicated to covering all things University of Florida sports.
So, I'm off into the wild blue yonder as I further "conversate" with myself.