It was never a question of "to blog or not to blog." We would blog! It was just a matter of time.
Over a year ago, working as the chief copy editor for the Daily Sabah newspaper, "I" came up with a great idea: Daily Sabah Blog. The following morning, all excited, I revealed "my" phenomenal idea, only to find out that it wasn't my idea. It had already been discussed, the "Daily Sabah Blog" would launch and I would manage it.
Itching since that day to write and share all the things that you will not find in the papers, free of most taboos and restrictions, now, more than a year later, finally, here we are. Despite all the time that passed and all the ideas prepared for the blog, not even once did I sit and think about the welcome post (this entry). Oops, my bad!
After finding out our launch date, googling resources on the topic, despite running a personal blog for years in the past, I tried to learn "how to write an awesome welcome blog post." I read oh so many examples of welcome posts to get an idea. But "the devil is in the details," so I discovered. The more I read, the more I procrastinated.
Saying "hello," that first introduction, is always the hardest, because "first impressions [generally] last." I guess I wanted it to be perfect, but what is perfect or perfection? Well, according to Vladimir Horowitz, one of the best pianists of all time, "Perfection itself is imperfection." So be it.
And here we are, journalists and editors from Daily Sabah as well as bloggers contributing from outside, to offer a personal and sincere take not only on current affairs, but anything and everything ranging from food, travel, entertainment, art, life as well as what it is like to live in Turkey, how "things" work here, and in contrast to posts on where to eat, shop and what to see, we also want to point out the places and foods to keep away from, tips to make life for expats and visitors to Turkey easier and - really - so much more. In brief, the Daily Sabah Blog is in no way another news blog.
With our regular and guest bloggers, we look forward to becoming your daily "blog stop," aiming to offer insight you will probably not find anywhere else, while also giving you the opportunity to join in the discussion and share your views. Also, if you are interested in being part of the Daily Sabah Blog team or simply want to contribute, please drop us a line at email@example.com.