Hello, World!

Am I the only one who finds it a bit unusual that WordPress titles the example post “Hello World”? The majority of people simply delete it and move on with their lives, while a select few try to utilize it to the best of their abilities. So, which category do I fall under – do I delete or do I use? It honestly depends on a few different factors – the reason for blogging, mood when I restart blogging, and preparedness for blogging.

Then we mustn’t forget the fact that “Hello World” is in its simple form – a greeting, an introduction, and an anticipation. I know that many of you are thinking to yourself, how can a simple two-word title mean so much? I want you to look at it this way – body language, where we place emphasis also helps to get our meaning, our intent across. Basically, “Hello World” is WordPress’ way of saying to be careful about what you are posting…or as usual I’m reading too much into nothing. Nevertheless, this the first post of Eristically, at its new home, is a greeting to those currently reading it, and introduction to both the site and myself, and just a bit of anticipation thrown in for good measure.

So, the greeting part is relatively simple and allows both of us to progress to the introduction, which is both the longest section and the most difficult to write. The greeting is also the title…which means that I need to move on with the debut.

I am going to operate on the assumption that you somehow came across Eristically via a search engine or someone else’s site, and if you did please leave a comment to let me know how you found me. Also, if you don’t want to read all of this right now, a summary is in the sidebar and if you’re really interested in me and my life, a longer version will be under the Owner section in the menu above. To start, my name is Jessica Mezo and I am 36 years of age. I have no children, no significant other, and no special skills AKA no college/university degree. I cannot play any instruments, I sound like a love-sick cow when I sing, and I am at best cute with more than a bit of work. I am, however, an insomniac who is trying to raise money to purchase my first vehicle, to renew this domain at the end of October, to purchase a new computer, and to go back to college to get my degree in both Library Science and Creative Writing. My eventual goal is to become a published author – currently, I have three or four book ideas; to travel the world and eat all the food, and to fall in love, get married, and cliche as it may be, live happily ever after. I’m also hoping to learn more about myself and to make some new friends on this journey.

I’ve just realized that the last sentence almost sums up the anticipation part of the post, however, there is a bit more. While it’s my hope that people all over the world will see and read this post, I know that only a select few will read and comment. I am content with the fact that while the title says “Hello World” my reach only extends so far, and I am still learning about SEO and how to use social media to grow my blog.I’m even still learning more about blogging – even after doing it once in a blue moon for almost half my life. In fact, this site will probably be under construction for the unforeseeable future and I’ll get distracted by other projects, other concerns. Basically, I’m going try to live some sort of life…despite my not actually having one of any interest.

In the next week or so, you can read 100 Random Facts About Me, my very first book review (so nervous about it), and a Life Update. Be sure to follow me on social media – links in the sidebar for more details!

Anyhow, it’s almost eight o’clock at night and I need to feed Picasso, as well as get some sleep because the first of the month means bills have to be paid. I’ll try to get some more work done on the site before the next post, and maybe post a bit on Instagram…possibly even Snapchat?!

Jessica