Welcome to my blog.
I have tried writing a blog for years now, and I have failed miserably.
I have started and restarted, but as you can see if you look at my irregularity of posting I have not been successful in keeping it going. I have sat down and thought about the “focus” of my blog more times than I care to count. After all, every “expert” I have talked with has told me that a good blog must have a clear “focus” if you want to have readers.
My problem has been that I am interested in so many things that when I have tried to pick one of those things as my focus, all of the other things keep yelling at me and pulling me away. As I was told by a well-paid marketing firm not long ago, “You are a marketing nightmare! You write and do too many different things and need to just pick one and focus on that.”
I tried that. It didn’t work. It just isn’t me.
So, I am going to try something different with my blog. I am not going to focus my posts about my books, or writing in general, or creativity, or any other specific topic like that. From now on, I am just blogging about me. This is going to be “My blog”, for good or bad, readers or no readers. Not because I am some type of expert, but because I believe there may be a lot of other folks who are just like me and might enjoy reading about how I’m doing things here in my corner of the world.
If you are brave enough to look further, you will find posts about my books, about how I write them, about my “art” and illustrating, about other stories and ideas that have come to me, about the general idea of being “creative”, about my experience of turning 70 this year, about Pat’s and my experience of celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, and about most anything else that is bouncing around inside my head as I sit down to write. I will try to use the “categories” to help you find the things you might be interested in and avoid those things you aren’t.
I invite you to stop by once in a while if you would like to, but please remember that what you will find may feel very “unfocused”.
Just like life.
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