Chuck the Writer and the new portal

So it’s time to enter a new chapter of my life.

First of all … welcome.  Nice to meet you.  Pull up a chair.

Who am I?

My name is Chuck Miller, I’m a writer and photographer and blogger from Albany, New York.  My blogs have been a mixture of my life’s overview, my time in the world, and how a guy like me survived all the horrors of life and came out only slightly singed.

This will be my new portal going forward – for the past eight years or so, I’ve blogged consistently for the Albany Times Union, my local paper of record.  Before that, I had a portal, for which I wrote semi-frequently.   I also wrote several columns and articles for various publications, so being a “writer” is almost an extension of my personal soul.

It will take some time to get my bearings here on this plug… but if you bear with me, I think it will all work out in the positives.

So why am I venturing into a new portal and a new avenue?

Many reasons.  But the biggest reason of all is that, for all purposes and extents, it’s time to move on.  The Times Union blog was fun and entertaining and it opened me up to a new audience.  Now it’s time to take that audience on new adventures and new projects.

Now I’m sure someone’s going to say to me, “Chuck, now that you’ve moved onto your own portal, aren’t you worried that the only people who might read these posts are yourself and your three imaginary friends?”

To which I say … nah.  I write for myself.  This is my blog, my personal space, my observations and ruminations.  I’m good with this, believe me.  And no, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke… this will be my new portal and I will write whatever I want, whenever I want, as often or as infrequent as I choose.

So if you all have my Times Union blog on your portal… that’s fine.  But you may want to add this URL to your blogline.

And I know this space is a bit bare boned …

But bear with me.  I just moved in.  The furniture hasn’t all arrived yet.