Tuesday, July 20, 2010

About Myself

Hello, and welcome to my blog. If you read my Mom’s blog at all, you might know a little bit about me. If you don’t know much about me, then please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Zach. I’m almost thirteen. I love to read books. A few of my favorites are: The Red Pyramid, A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Dragons in our Midst series, and there are many more!

Another thing I love to do is a sport called Jiu-Jitsu. “What is Jiu-Jitsu?” you might ask. Well, Jiu-Jitsu is a sport which allows you to defend yourself if you ever need to. Now, Jiu-Jitsu is slightly different from other fighting spots. You don’t practice forms or kicking like you would in Tae Kwon Do or Karate. With Jiu-Jitsu, you can take someone down (or defend yourself) without hurting your adversary. (Adversary means “an enemy or opponent”) It is actually quite fun. In class, you practice moves and holds against your friends. And then, there are tournaments where you can test your skill against other kids and possibly win a medal or a samurai sword!

Another thing you might want to know about me is that I can write excellent stories.

I’ve already started many of my writing ideas. I might finish them and get them published one day. Someday I hope to enter a writing competition. Writing stories might turn out to be my career, so I’m going to keep putting my best efforts into this so I can someday accomplish that goal.

Swimming is also one thing I’m interested in. I learned swimming from a Paralympic Gold Medalist! I worked on many different swimming techniques such as the backstroke and how to dive the proper way. Sadly, I ended up resigning from swimming in order to concentrate on Jiu-Jitsu because there just isn’t enough time for everything I like to do. Let’s just say if I ever fall in 10ft. deep water, I’ll survive.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and if you could please come back here later that would be great! I will have more posts in a couple of days.



  1. Great first blog Zach! I'm looking forward to reading more from you. I think you'll make a great writer! Follow your dreams and you will go far. Love you.

    Aunt Mendy

  2. You and Mac have A LOT in common. I was very interested in the Jiu-Jitsu- We were just talking about signing him up for a martial arts to help with self defense and that sounds like an excellent one to look into.

    You should help Mac with his writing! :)

  3. My comment didn't post (or It did and I just cant see it)-

    You and Mac are a lot alike. He loves writing. I would love to read more of your writing.

    And thank you for the information on Jiu-Jitsu- we are looking at signing up Mac for a martial arts and have not looked too closely at Jiu-Jitsu- but now I will. Thank you!

  4. Hey Zach! So great to "meet" you. I am a bloggy and face book friend of your mom's. Now that my (just turned) 13 yr old son has read yours, HE wants a blog too. So when we get his set up I will introduce you to him. Riley loves reading too. I love your blog title! I think it is great that you are getting a headstart with writing by blogging and doing short stories. Awesome! I like to write too and wish I had started earlier. My brother is the main editor of his paper so and he used to write stories for me when he was 12. Keep it up! I can't wait to read MORE!!