I was actually persuaded not to blog by this Wikihow article: Dissuade-Yourself-from-Becoming-a-Blogger. I had taken the advice and added my 2 cents on various blogs I had been reading until Prof. Mankiw turned off comments on his blog. That resulted in my first post. I'm hoping to be able to continue this - perhaps as a way to record my thoughts and then being able to search for what I had been thinking about. Old age creeps up on me. When I start blogging about what I had for lunch and then having to look it up later -- that's when I am old.