Ideas al Dente meets the dictionary definition of a blog. But a good blog will be written by someone with specialized knowledge and revolve around that particular topic about which the author can speak with some authority. Doing this, a good blog will attract a readership of people interested in that topic. Ideas al Dente has neither theme, nor authority, nor, I suspect, more than a couple of readers (hi, Mom and Dad!). So as a blog, it rather fails.
Instead, Ideas al Dente is little more than my personal online journal about nonpersonal subjects—one layman’s take on those things that happen to interest said layman. I here present my thoughts to the cyber ether, as part of a constructive exercise in arranging and expressing some of the the things I carry about in my head. Since WordPress will save an unlimited volume of my gab at no charge to me, this seems like a pretty cost effective way to do something I enjoy doing because I’m good at it: write stuff. So as an online journal, it’s a rip-roaring success.
The name Ideas al Dente has two meanings. It is partly my twenty-something, clever self’s way of saying “half-baked ideas.” It is also meant to imply “ideas to chew on.” Also, the domain name wasn’t taken.
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