I began reading the Daily Prompt on WordPress.com, because I really want to get back to writing. Also, I began working with WordPress to create a business web page for a local business, so that prodded me to get more into what WordPress has to offer. So below is my original blog post, written in 2009 for a class I was taking as I pursued my Bachelor’s Degree:
I started this blog as a class assignment, not knowing where it (or my life) would lead. While there have been a few readers along the way, my goal was not to build a following, but build up my writing skills. The topics on this blog run the gamut from outdoor activities to Christianity to motorcycling to working in the financial industry. So maybe the title should be “Biker Banker Brings a Bible in the Backpack.”
I use the name Chester. I got this from the line in the song “The Weight”, by the Band: “Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog”. I also liked the name from Chet Atkins, one of the all-time great guitarists of the mid-20th century.
I signed up for a blogger account and had to give a last name, so I used “Arthur”. I am a history student and knew there was a president named Chester A. Arthur back in the 1800’s. I didn’t know much about him, so I looked him up. On Wikipedia, of course, that most-trusted source of all knowledge. Turns out ol’ Chester had more than a passing resemblance to the current Administration in some interesting ways – see the post labeled “Not Lincoln – Kennedy, but close” to see the similarities.
Q: Have you ever heard of Chester A. Arthur? Do you know anyone actually named Chester?