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I believe people who succeed are the ones who know what they want to do. They have it figured out and they stick to the plan. Good writers also have a category of writing that they stick to and excel in. I doubt Stephen King, the master of thrillers, would have been as successful if he authored romance novels.  I do not suppose Oyunga Pala would have been as successful if he wrote about recipes. I plan to write and as I mentioned this to my friends, each one would ask me what it is that I want to write about. I did not have a clear answer. I have taken some time to think about this and I still do not have a clear answer. But this will not stop me. I am not aspiring to be the next Jeffrey Archer; I just want to write for the sake of it. For me things always come out better when I write. And no I’m not the shy kind and neither am I an introvert. It’s just that when I write I can always stop and think of the best word or a catchy phrase to use. People would think I am a retard if I kept on pausing in the middle of conversations to recall that vocabulary. You get my point now?

You see my mind is as intricate and complex as a rocket’s engine (or whatever it is that propels that thing vertically to the moon). I always have so much activity going on upstairs. I like to look into things and analyze. I notice minor details and I am very perceptive. I have a keen ear and I am very observant. And it is for this reason that I want to write. This blog will be my reservoir.

I have never been much of a writer; unless emails, IMs and texts count. As a matter of fact I hated composition writing since primary school. I felt it was too limiting. I did not understand why my teacher would make me write about my visit to my grandmother’s while I wanted to write about my trip to Lunar Park! They always picked some weird topics those teachers. The forty minutes allocated for a composition was also too short for me. I did not have enough time to plan and organize my thoughts and as a result my writing was characterized by disjointed, unrelated sentences and paragraphs. I am glad I’m not being timed in this blog; and no one will tell me to write 800 words on the importance of cows to mankind.

The best thing about a blog is you can write about whatever you feel like. You are your own master. No one controls you. I will therefore write about anything and everything. I will pour my thoughts on this blog. I will search for answers and provide answers here. I will write about people.  I will write about real events and experiences. On other occasions I will create characters and write fictional stories. Some posts will be so contentious you will want to come after me with a tyre. Some will be so heartwrenching and heartbreaking they will bring tears to the eyes of the emotional. Wait, don’t blacklist this page just yet: On a blessed Sunday afternoon I will write something that will empower and uplift you. Whenever I’m jovial I will write stories will make you smile and feel good about yourself. When I feel introspective I will write articles that will give you a new perspective of life. I think the only topic that I will not touch is my boss. I still need my job you know. But Mr. Boss just so you know, for a salary raise I will write an article titled ‘My heaven-sent boss’.

I have to say that I am very excited about this. I do not have to do this but I want to. No one twisted my arm or threatened me into starting a blog. I feel like all my life I have been made to do things; like I have been living for someone else. My parents bought me uniform, books and a big bag and forced me to wake up early every morning to go to school. It is a good thing, but at four years old I would have preferred to stay at home and bond with my toys, break a glass or two and give the house girl a hard time just to see her cry. This morning when my alarm went off I was tempted to switch off the phone, put it under the mattress just in case, and go back to sleep. But the company I work for is not my grandfather’s; and somehow Steve Jobs left out my name in his will.  I had to get my ass out of bed and go to work. I have to work and I had to go to school. I am excited because I don’t have to write and no one is making me do this. But it is something I am thrilled to do.

I am an I.T professional. People like me write source codes and if they have to blog, they write about Artificial Intelligence. I’m sure after taking me to a private university and spending a fortune, my dad expects me to be working on an application that will propel me to success. I should be working on my own ‘Facepad’ (sounds fancier than Facebook, don’t you think?); or being the mischievous me I should spend my free time trying to hack into someone’s systems. But I choose to write because this is what I feel like doing. And I hope to touch each one of you in one way or another.

I have to say I am much energized because I know I already have some friends who will enjoy every bit of this blog. Judy Chege and Anne Mbugua will enjoy my stories because they know me so well. Annette, Jacque Wambo and Shelmith couldn’t wait for the debut of this blog so I assume they will love it. Mercy Ngunjiri will enjoy reading my posts because whenever we meet we sit and talk for hours. Joy will enjoy my articles because she practically laughs at everything I say. Mercy Wanjiku will enjoy this blog because she finds my chats interesting. Lily will love this blog not only because she loves my texts but also because she is my girlfriend and she has to. I hope the boys will love it too. I hope you all will.

If you are half as excited as I am, bookmark this page and let me take your mind on a trip once in a while. If you’re not feeling this introductory post at all, immediately restart your computer then mark this page as your least favorite. For the readers, your constructive comments will be highly appreciated. Type a sentence or two and say what you think. I would be grateful for some feedback. I hope to post regularly; at least once a week. Next week I will start on a bit of a light note. My next post will be fictional. I will create a character and I will tell a story. I think I should call him Lenny. See you next Monday.

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  1. sikalily
    October 31, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I think i can honestly say im more excited!!!!!! dying to read ur next post 🙂

  2. Mercy
    October 31, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Wow..im impressed alredy! Hav always said im jealous of pple who r gud in writin..n u my friend r 1 of them, not 2 mention the excitoz of seeing my name in the intro.. :-), lezz do this!

  3. Anonymous
    October 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I had to pause from work and read bit by bit ……its simply awes-am and as much as i hate Mondays cant wait for next Monday.

  4. Nyali
    October 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

    This is deadly!!!!!!!!!! Your number one fan..the one who nags u silly! u know me…:-)

  5. Anonymous
    October 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

    awesome…wish you all the best!

  6. October 31, 2011 at 11:06 am

    pure awesomeness….its monday already????am waiting……

  7. October 31, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Good start. All the best.

  8. Anonymous
    October 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Nice. That’s all I’ll say for now because I didn’t get my name printed on the intro 🙂

  9. reader
    October 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I wish u all the best. wow us with good reads. n if your boss is being an ass go ahead n call him tht. an ASS

  10. October 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    sorry about those last 2 comments virus and a warning aboutit don’t know waht’s going on today, delete them or something so noone clicks

  11. Anonymous
    October 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    i love it i love it i love it…….welcome to the world of expression in form of words 🙂

  12. Joyous
    October 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    This is just too awesome.i have to admit am proud to be your friend.Despite the fact that i laugh at everything you say as u have stated which i highly doubt, i enjoyed reading the introductory of your blogs and very eager for every other monday not to go to work but read JOEYTALES.
    All the best

  13. #214
    October 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    nice intro.here’s to hoping you can deliver,cheers!

  14. Linda
    November 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Its fantastic that you have gone ahead and implemented(right on schedule if I must add) your idea, just like you set out to do. Like I had told you, this might just give me the push to get my inactive one going. Keep at it, and keep tabs on other bloggers too. You will get lots of ideas, information and whatever else you will need to build up on what you have already created 🙂

  15. BrareMafuda
    November 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Jamaa,
    I see your English is on point, a few msamiatis here and there have been noted!
    and a creative mind as well.

    i will be looking forward to your next post.

  16. November 3, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Thank you guys for your encouraging comments. So many people have browsed through and left silently. I appreciate them too. I will try to keep you interested… I promise not to write about cows.

  17. November 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I like this i started my blog not too long ago http://sallinjo.wordpress.com/author/sallinjo/and if i could have i would have written such a start..here comes monday!

  18. November 3, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    welcome to bloggosphere, its not easy but hey, if you wanted easy, you could have chosen to buy a PS

  19. November 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Enjoy blogging! It is fan.

    • November 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

      he he he that was meant to be ‘fun’ 🙂

  20. diana
    November 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Just read your posts, will definately place a bookmark, Goodluck!

  21. winnie
    November 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Your blog and i are going to be sooo happy together*sigh* where have u been hiding it?

  22. Fabian
    December 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Blackie this would be awesome. for some weird reason I can hear your voice reading these bloody stories and they are good. You shud have started this back when porkie puked after watching ngati, or the days when girl-ku-tense ruled my world, or when haga of my dreams was the one reason for me to use heart not face (face referring to diff) as a point of appreciation.
    All the best. I would want to read your comments on the papers once in a while.

    • December 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      Hehe nice to see you here man. You weirdos have to feature in this blog someday. And what do you mean by “I would want to read your comments on the papers…” As in I comment on politics and shit?

  23. SLY
    January 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    n sly???????i will enjoy reading coz i enjoyed reading your weekly letters wen u wa in changez……hahahaha

  24. Liberty
    August 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Joey,i must say it’s been a pleasure reading your blogs:) Keep up the good work!

  25. Liberty
    August 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Meant to say blog………lols!

  26. Mwaniki
    February 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    U got it nice peak 4 a name I got a friend same name the adventures his had numerous 4 a tale 🙂

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