I started blogging because it was Thursday or Tuesday … or maybe Monday and I didn’t have any reason not to. I didn’t have anything specific in mind and I had no plans. I felt like writing and since I’ve always been a professional writer, I couldn’t see much point in writing if no one what going to read it. I don’t need another by-line. Got plenty of those. A by-line and $7.50 might buy me a cup of coffee if I don’t want one of the really big ones. Or something with foam.
I’d been following a couple of blogs on WordPress and had signed up so I didn’t have to identify myself each time I wanted to comment. That was in February 2012. I didn’t actually do anything more except name it and write an “About Me” page until June and didn’t get “into it” until September when the election stuff all over the Internet got totally crazy.
I dislike ignorance. I resent millions of people who think you can get all the facts you need by watching Fox News … or for that matter, by listening to the opinions of those who watch it, then repeating what they heard as if it were facts. It made me crazy too, so I spent a lot of time checking out rumors, “opinions,” so-to-speak facts, then writing my stuff or reblogging commentaries by people who seemed to still have some contact with planet Earth.
When the election finally ended and we had a nation full of sore losers whining about how they wuz cheated, I wrote about that along the lines of “shut up, take your marbles, go home and wait for the next election.” An opinion I still hold.
Then I shut up too because sometimes, silence is the best answer you can give.
After that, I started writing about whatever I felt like writing. I discovered the joy of reviewing books which worked out well since reading has always been my number one form of entertainment. I treated myself to some good camera equipment and upgraded my processing tools … and that’s pretty much where I have stayed.
My life is a disorderly, sometimes scary, often a painful disaster area. So there’s always something awful going on. And I’m old enough and I’ve been around, so I’ve got a backlog of stories — true stories no less — to tell. When I remember one, I tell it. Preferably with humor because whining is boring. Even I find my whining boring, so I can only imagine how dull you find it.
I’m opinionated. Ask anyone who knows me. Not only am I opinionated, but I can be on either side of any issue because I’m a Pisces and I agree with everyone, more or less … or at least, I understand their point of view, even if I hold a different one. Everyone owns at least a bit of the truth except some annoying morons that I wouldn’t mind shooting with a big gun to which I am entitled by my second amendment rights (you pointed it out, not me). But guns costs money and I don’t have any, so I guess I’ll have to use words. But a gun, now that would add a bit of spice.
Has my blog changed? Often. And I’m sure it will keep changing. It isn’t evolution. It’s just me getting bored with doing the same thing all the time.
I find a new template I like and switch to it. An idea scurries across my brain? I write about it. A spider crawls up my leg? I yell ‘EEK’ and that’s a post. I watch a movie and review it. I have a stack of virtual books to read and review that leaves me not a minute to spare. Sometimes I have trouble finding enough hours to sleep.
And then there’s my health (ha!) about which the less said, the better. But I’ll still talk about it because life and death have a lot of impact and can’t be ignored. Not completely, anyhow, though Lord knows I wish I could.
I write what I think will make others laugh or at least smile. Sometimes I write stuff I think may prove useful in solving problems. I display pictures I enjoyed taking which are pretty or interesting to look at.
I have no goals at all. I have no ambitions. Ambition left home without me about a decade ago, along with my health. I’m not in it for money. I write because I’m a writer and a blog lets me put my writing in front of eyes that may read it. I take pictures because I love to take pictures and displaying them makes me happy.
Am I supposed to have a lofty objective? Something important I need to achieve? Because I don’t.
If the lack of ambition means I’m a failure, so be it. I lack objectives. There is no distant destination I feel I need to reach, though there are places I wish I could go …. just because they are beautiful and I’d like to go there.
I wish I were making money at this. I need a mobility scooter. I need a stair lift. I want that cool new camera Panasonic just put out. Lacking capital, I hope my writing keeps getting better and eventually I get rid of typos. Take better pictures.
And hope you’ll enjoy them. If that’s not goal enough … oh well. C’est la vie.
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Best of all…no “suits” to tell you what to do. Just keep ’em coming!! You’ve got sand!!
Sure don’t miss the suits!!
I think this is a perfect “about me.” Don’t get me started on Fox news. :>)
I enjoy your collage of posts. It’s nice to see that I’m not the only one that has scattered posts & no real theme. Unless – that’s the theme. Oh – now I’m going in circles 🙂
Keep bloggin’ I enjoy your posts. I may not get to them all – but – I try. And – I do enjoy the the posts I do catch!
Serendipity … it’s really my theme. Whatever. I could have called it Whatever, but John Scalzi has that name already.
I enjoy your photographs AND all your lofty objections!
The easiest thing to be is oneself, so I go with easy. I just am me. Saves a lot of angst.
I agree completely… gets me in trouble sometimes but thats ok too !
The price we pay for speaking our mind.
I know but it’s heavy sometimes !
Take a look at these Teepee’s : ) ~
Teepees are everywhere now. Take a look here: http://www.tipi.com/photogallery.html. They even havve put them on top of tall buildings in big cities!
I know. I liked your snow covered one..brrrrrrrr
We have a lot of snow around here.
The images speak for themselves and are very beautiful.
Have a nice evening.
Winter is cold and very snowy … and sometimes comes early (as early as October) and stays late, into April. I hope not this year. I love the way it looks, but I’d be just as happy without piles of snow everywhere.
Yes snow is not always nice.
do you have long winter months?
I also not too hot like it
up to 28 degrees so ok.
I love you also fall too?
October or November through March or April … depending on the year. Sometimes we get almost no snow. But others? We get BURIED.Last year and the year before — BURIED.
achso buried who will?
Buried in snow!