I was not
then I came to be
This is the first post. This is not an introductory post. It is not an attempt to familiarize the reader with the meaning, scope or purpose of The Tar Pit, nor is it particularly meaningful in respect to the blog -- indeed, as you might have already noticed, The Tar Pit is one of the many blogs on the Internet.
This First post has one meaning, however: it marks the beginning of something which at this moment eludes the reader, maybe even the author himself. "Hello, world", it says, "here I am, and there's no turning back". Nothing more.
This is actually the zeroth post.