Teaching Myself

Teaching Myself

Sometimes I ask myself, “Why do I write this blog?”

I know that I am hell bent on trying to see this thing through, whatever that means.  I’m trying to improve it, make it better, improve my writing and stay honest.  I’m not writing to sell something.

I figure if I keep working on it at some point I’ll have something that will be of value to someone and help others.

I also write for the same reason a lot of other people write, it’s very cathartic for me. Continue reading

Why I Write, Again

Why I Write, Again

It has been two years since I started this blog.  Those two years have seen many changes.

My wife and I sold a vast majority of our possessions, including the house we lived in for twenty five years and moved our lives nine hundred miles to the south.

I still work for the same company that I have worked for the last twenty seven years but now I work from my home.  I wake up, go to the bathroom, make a cup of coffee, sit down at my computer and I am at the office.

And best of all I am in a band. Continue reading

My Affirmation

My Affirmation

I wrote this piece in my journal about three months before I started this blog and wanted to share it today.

Today I had a bit of clarity about wanting to start a blog and share my experience with anyone who cares to listen.

The more I researched about blogging and becoming a blogger the more I became confused and apprehensive.  I found things like SEO, keywords, links, back links and on and on, somewhat intimidating.

I was worrying about writing and at the same time making sure I am using keywords, and optimizing my SEO and getting others to like my blog and link to my blog.

More and more every day as I did more research I felt like I was moving further away from writing and towards marketing.

It just felt like I was getting away from what I wanted to do which was telling my stories and sharing my ideas.

It didn’t feel honest.  I didn’t feel like I was being honest with myself and I wasn’t. Continue reading