Wotsup With Da Man CD was the first weblog of Christopher Dryden (the man ‘CD’ in question). The blog was birthed out of an interest in a friend’s blog. On discovering it I researched how a weblog was put together. With the ease of use seen online (“Waddaya mean? I just type here and press publish here and that’s it? Ace!”) and a passion for words both read and written this provided the spark for this series of blog entries.
The intention for the blog is to be a centre for my thoughts on various issues of life both personal and spiritual. As the blogging continued and I saw the opportunities for it, another blog was launched in a bid to widen interest beyond these to consider some of the interests he held in hobbies and pastimes, to that end Among Friends was launched in October 2006.
Christopher Dryden (that’s me) was born in 1977 in an isolated town (Wellingborough), in an isolated family (Drydens), in an isolated church (Church of God Seventh Day) and so was used to isolation from a very early age. It was in this isolation that the world of words became attractive to me from an early age. I loved reading books (thank God for Tintin and Asterix – they have words as well as pictures!) and developed a fascination with the power of the written word.
As I eventually grew to discover that the isolation wasn’t always a good thing (necessarily) and as my faith journey began in earnest with my upbringing in a Christian home, I began to grapple with the issues that life threw him. Ever a deep thinker as well as reading the thoughts of others I began noting my own thoughts from various influences as well as my heart. Looking for an outlet for these thoughts this blog has proved to be the treasure trove to deposit whatever I type out before it’s washed out of my brain by further thoughts.
Some of the thoughts may be flippant, others maybe complex, some are injected with humour and others are blatant in their despair. The theme of the writing is realising that life is dependent on God as revealed through Jesus Christ. With this as a basic foundation all of life opens up as a voyage of discovering who God is and then who we are in the light of Him.
The original blog started in December 2005 and was on Blogger for its first four years. As of January 2010 the blog transferred over to WordPress.