Let’s kick it

In BEDA 2011 on April 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm

All right! Welcome! Hello!

First day of BEDA!

I’ve seen so many others tweet about posting their first BEDA blogs, and I think I’ve waited long enough to join in the fun. I also think the reason for my hesitation today derived from the fact that I couldn’t figure out how to start off the month. But as my good friend Emily said, the best way to start something is to simply … start it.

That said, this is my start. Now, I must forewarn you, glorious reader, that I’m known to go completely off in blogging. While writing stories or reviews sometimes feels like pulling against someone of equal-yet-greater strength than you during a bout of Tug ‘o War, blogging flows quite naturally for me and quite fervently.

Oh, look, I just saw a tweet from my friend Kristen about her first BEDA post. I have yet to read it, but I definitely need to! I think after this, I’ll go read everyone’s BEDA posts and comment on them and just really thrust myself into the blogging community this month. Of course, I’ll be watching some VEDAs — I love VEDA — but I have yet to decide whom to watch.

I know the EchoBase crew plans on making a video every day for a month, and I think Robyn Schneider of Is Rarely Funny Productions made a channel to chronicle her VEDA adventures, too.

If you all want, tomorrow I can talk about my most recent video, which you might not have known is an entry for YouTube’s Creator Institute. I’m sure I’ll be pouring my anxiety over the contest throughout the month, so I think it’ll be fair to talk about the contest early on. And, of course, if you have yet to see the video, I linked to it, or you can simply click below — although my HTML is wonky, so it comes up really small, so I’d advise you to watch it on YouTube.

A little introduction to me: I am Ryan. I am 20 years old, and I love words and reading and writing and nerding out. I like thinking of strange ideas — such as personified typefaces, rhetorical devices and parts of speech, as shown in my recent video — and putting them out there on the Internet for the world to see.

My goals in life change minutely, but my dedication to things I enjoy does not.

I never pretend to be the best at English grammar or remembering every single fact about every single book I read ever, but I’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows Dean Thomas trivia as well as I do. … OK, maybe I’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who cares about Dean Thomas trivia, in general.

At the want of keeping these short, so that readers such as your wonderful self with come back for more, I think I’ll wrap up here. I hope you find you around the Internet this month — ANDFORTHERESTOFOURLIVES. You can find my links all around this page.

I am present on the Internet.

  1. I love you and so much good luck!!

  2. Yay! I’m so glad you decided to do BEDA this year, Ryan! I really hope that we can both stick to it and have a great month. Already, I’m having a bit of trouble coming up with topics, but I think that’s mostly because it’s just the beginning and in a week there’s going to be so many ideas from other people and myself that I won’t know what to do with them. haha. Cheers, and I’ll see you tomorrow! =)

  3. YAY for doing creative stuff everyday! I think that’s the thing I love most about BEDA and VEDA- That you get to throw yourself into a creative pursuit! I’ve never done BEDA, and while I am an avid blogger, I decided to try out VEDA this year… (if only because YT fascinates me). Good Luck with the competition, I look forward to reading your various and varied creative textual musings 🙂

  4. I’m already learning new things about you! Like your apparent affinity for Dean Thomas trivia? Fancy that.

  5. I look forward to seeing what BEDA holds for you. I don’t have much to say about this post except that I’m excited for what lies ahead!

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