All posts filed under: Check-in

Hello and Welcome!

Hey there, Dear Readers! I humbly welcome all the new followers this year so far and want to thank you all, new and old, for following and reading. Listen, I sometimes don’t know exactly what I’m doing with this blog space here — hell, I can’t even settle on a permanent name or layout, but I know I totally appreciate you letting it scroll across your eyes from time to time. There are many reasons people start blogs, of course. The general idea for this blog when I started it over on Blogger back in 2009 was primarily to get me to write somewhat regularly and keep my diction and syntax sharp because I learned the hard way that going long periods without writing with purpose regularly can severely affect the quality of prose for your fiction. Yet, little did I know that writing nonfiction (i.e. journalism, blogging and social media) more often than writing fiction would have an adverse affect on one’s own literature. But that’s a separate topic for another day. The secondary purpose for this blog …

Station ID and Warm Welcome

~ In lieu of the weekly Sunday Thinkbook this week ~ This is #RUCKOLOGY @ brandonrucker dot com. Welcome and thanks for reading. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these kinds of check-ins. The page has picked up quite a few followers in the past year since, that I thought I’d do a quick shout-out to welcome all the new folks here and to thank you all for following. Brief history about this blog: I finally got around to starting a blog in late 2009 just as I started publishing poetry and short fiction again. Inspired by the semi-daily blogging of British author Warren Ellis (who has now moved on to a weekly newsletter instead), I wanted to have a public forum with which to share my creative exploits and muse about this n’ that. Typical reasons, right? The other main purpose was to have a place where I am forced to perform as a writer on a regular basis because writing publicly forces you to stay sharp and always write well. I …

Check-In and Station Identification

Firstly, thank you for visiting and taking the time to read anything that I post here. No writer writes without the expectation – no scratch that – the dire, insatiable NEED for a reading audience. Any writer who writes publicly expects to not do so in a vacuum nor toil solitarily in a void of obscurity. So that said, I greatly appreciate your clicks, your eyes and your precious time. When I first set out to create Ruckerpedia, which is the natural successor to the old Brandon Rucker Writes blog (2009-2014) over on Blogger, the initial compulsion was to create a kind of one-stop-shop, or comprehensive resource and online headquarters for yours truly. All details and connections to my fiction (new and old), journalism, commentary, creative nonfiction, musings, poetry, music, etc. And that’s still the case, but I also would like to make this more of a daily living, breathing thing, similar to my Facebook timeline and group pages, which unfortunately get the bulk of my online time due to their aspects of community and …

Check-in and Station Identification

Hope everyone had a happy Mother’s Day yesterday.  This month’s The Rucker Report update takes a bye week this week while I tend to a long laundry list of things to do, both creative and mundane (and some of which is technical and will be included in the details later).  May’s TRR will properly transmit next Monday (however you can expect other posts of interest this week as I increase activity here at Ruckerpedia HQ).  Until then y’all be good to one another . . . and here’s a Station ID for the fun of it. – BLR