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 at all 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 blog’s 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, from now on I am going to try something different with my blog. I am not going to write a blog about my books, or writing in general, or creativity, or any other 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 or celebrity, 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.
I will probably write about my books and things like that now and then, but the focus of my blog will be on the ongoing experiences of somehow finding myself turning 69, spending my day in a body that is turning into a very skilled complainer, living with my wife of 50 years, and all of the other bits and pieces that have been all smooshed together to come up with, “me”.
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”.