My thanks go to several experienced bloggers who have given me the confidence to get off the dime and begin my blog.
Will Richardson's post on why blogging was still hard even for him (and the insightful comments to that post from his readers) nudged me forward.
The wise admonition from Darren Rowse that all bloggers have started from zero struck me as particularly apt. So, taking his warning, I hereby overcome my desire for perfectionism and simply send this post into the blogosphere.
I was reluctant to have my identity revealed to all who might read my posts. A posting by Vicki Davis (her specific issue represented a slightly different angle than my own hesitations) convinced me to move beyond my comfort zone and flesh out my blogger profile.