A Return to Writing… Something

It has been a while since I have posted anything on this personal blog.  Along with countless millions, I have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and my energy has been focused intently on my business and the health and safety of my family and co-workers.  But as I settle back into a routine, I felt the tug to put something out here.  While this blog doesn’t receive a lot of traffic, that’s never been a goal of mine.  Sure, I love it when people read something I’ve written, but I’m not motivated enough to focus any attention there.  Besides, I feel like blogging is a dying form of social media.  But try as I might, I can’t find another platform that works for me, so here I am. 

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A Walk on a Foggy Morning

“I see a lot of fog and a few lights. I like it when life’s hidden. It gives you a chance to imagine nice things, nicer than they are.” — Ben Hecht

One of the many joys of having dogs is waking up and taking them out first thing in the morning. This day we enjoyed a quiet walk in the fog and misty rain.  I’ve always enjoyed this weather.  It adds a sense of calm and serenity to our surroundings.  Noise disappears in the mist, and as we walk along, it even silences the crunch of dry leaves beneath our feet.   

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My Writing Experiment: One Year In
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My Writing Experiment: One Year In

I realized the other day I have been blogging on this site for nearly a year.  My first blog was on April 26th of 2017.  (there are some older posts, but they were initially on my Tumblr site, and I ported them over).  It was this time last year I created this site to work on learning how to write.  In the past year, I have written nearly 80 blog posts.  This number does not include short musings

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Am I Too Private to Write a Blog?
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Am I Too Private to Write a Blog?

I was reading a blog post the other day, and it impressed me how the blogger was able to put her innermost thoughts and feelings out for people to see.  It conveyed an honesty and transparency which are always missing from my posts.  Why is that? Why do I struggle with expressing myself in my writing?  Isn’t that what writing is all about?

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Followers or No Followers, THAT is the Question
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Followers or No Followers, THAT is the Question

I was reading the other day about a blogger excited about getting a certain number of followers. Another blogger worried how a change to her site layout was affecting her page views. I’m wondering to myself if my mindset for this blogging experiment is wrong because I could care less about my number of followers or what my page views are. Should I?

Don’t get me wrong; I have no problem with bloggers being concerned about followers or page views. Those are essential benchmarks to ensure they are fulfilling the needs of their readers.

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