I read an article recently that talked about starting a blog. The premise was it was ok to be a little cautious, but don't be afraid. It brought powerful memories of the first timid steps into the world of blogging. Post, shut down the internet and not look for a couple of days. Honestly, I was terrified. Nobody even noticed though. All that sweat and fear for nothing. Blogging is a "victimless crime."
Sometimes you will get lucky and somebody will notice, and sometimes you will get very lucky and somebody will react. Maybe a share, maybe a thumbs up, possibly even a comment. Most times it is only for the thrill of writing something that can be seen around the world, though.
In the article it suggested starting with your Linked In page. It is free and requires no formatting, plus it has a built in audience. I have a Linked In page, but hardly ever visit it. I may try to write something and post it there, if I can find the right tab.
But, the main point is, if you have something to say, this is your chance, your soapbox, your pedestal, your mountain top. Stand tall, stand proud, and say what you have to say. Maybe somebody will listen, maybe not. For me, though, it is too much fun to stop.
You will "meet" some amazing people and you will learn a little something occasionally. There is no good reason not to start a blog, and so many good reasons to start a blog that I lost count. So, I will see you around, right.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Blogging it ain't for everyone, Yes it is.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.