I'm not new to reading blogs---I've been on slashdot since, well, I don't remember but I have a 4-digit ID there so it must be long long ago. And in the intervening years I've started regularly reading a bunch of other blogs (both individual and news-aggregation sites.) But I didn't think of starting blogging till quite recently. What held me back was the thought that I had nothing interesting to say. But now I realise that there are other blogs that say nothing, but are interesting anyway.
That, and I like the name beta blogger. Sounds (especially to Tamil speakers) like a drug to control hypertension.
I tend to mix work and non-work pretty freely, and this is good when work is exciting: I get a lot done very quickly. But at other times I end up surfing the net much of the day. So I recently declared to myself that I will not do non-work-related surfing during working hours. (Let's see how long that lasts). Therefore, this is likely to be a bedtime blog (hence the title, borrowed from Mingus). (And---due acknowledgement---the title of this post comes from User Friendly.)
So much for me and my motivations for blogging. My future entries will be about other things.