Kickin’ The Tires…

Oddly enough, starting a new blog is somewhat like shopping for a used car. You check the engine, (are the cherry blossoms the right color?), look for dents, (do I want tags to appear on every page?), and listen for any unusual sounds, (is the search bar the right size?)

Eventually you bite the bullet and pull out your checkbook.

What you see before you is, ahem, our 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS.*

Given the pedigree of our former ride, I think it’s fair to say that this blog has something to prove. Whether we succeed, of course, is ultimately up to you, our readers.

First, however, some ground rules. This blog will be about Aikido, in particular, the Aikido practiced at our school, the Aikido Center of Jacksonville. It will be a collaborative effort, with students submitting their own blog posts, on topics of interest to them. You’ll find entries from beginners to more seasoned practitioners. We may even have a guest post on occasion.

And although the posts will be moderated, the opinions you read are solely the opinions of the authors, and do not represent the opinions of either Sensei or the dojo. In fact, we hope that’s the caseβ€”it would be a pretty boring blog otherwise.

Capiche? Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to crank the engine, roll down the windows, and see what this baby can do.

*You didn’t really expect me to purchase an Accord, did you?

11 thoughts on “Kickin’ The Tires…

  1. I like the security feature for user registration on this blog… it’ll keep those without an elementary understanding of arithmetic out… and we all know how I don’t take kindly to 1st graders >_<

  2. Yeah, I prefer a math test to a CAPTCHA.

    So, how do you like the design? Should I enable gravatars in the comments section? How do you feel about smilies? Critiques and comments are welcome.

    Also, feel free to submit posts. Remember – this is our blog.

  3. The avatar plug-in is pretty neat. I’ve disabled the smiley bar, for now. Something about the aesthetics didn’t seem right.

    The smilies themselves are higher quality, though, compared to Tonya’s blog.

    Here’s a few:

    πŸ™‚ 😎 πŸ˜‰

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