Friday, September 26, 2014

Thoughts on Blogging

I haven't been seriously blogging for so many years, but I think about it a lot. I have a lot to say.

I write for work now. I write a lot. Most of the writing and supporting research is not fun for me in spite of the fact that I like to write and research a lot.

Sometimes I think about blogging more transparently about my life like I did in the past. Probably fear stops me. Sometimes fear is a good thing. On the other hand, I might just be busy and lazy.

Sometimes I think about blogging about my passions with hopes of changing the world or just positively influencing a few individual souls. That would be serious, time-consuming writing. It would involve entries coming to logical conclusions. That is not one of my strong points, but it might be a nice challenge. (On the other hand, I sometimes think about having a blog where absolutely none of the entries have any sense of conclusion. That is a type of writing I excel at, and I do think it has a place. It leads people to draw their own conclusions. I like to spark thoughtfulness.)

My favorite type of blog to read is the chatty blog about interesting and yet normal peoples' lives with hints of deepness and dollops of humor that keep pulling me back. The best blogs happen often and share a portion of reality even if they stop at total transparency.

I would also like a custom URL. I think real bloggers have designated websites. At the same time, I know that that is just an excuse to not move forward with what I already have.