First I pondered
The fact is, there has been a long gap since the last time that I blogged. I had a burst of blogging that lasted for a few weeks and then it petered out and for a while I didn’t feel that I had as much to say so I just stopped.
Over time, I watched the stats to see what happened and pondered this whole matter.
Why do I do it?
The reality is that my blogging is “holistic” which is another way of saying ‘hodge podge’ and off-base. My blogging often fails to perform like the purely professional blog of an author. It also fails to be purely personal. In some respects this is healthier but for professional purposes it doesn’t seem to help.
Let’s face it, some days I just want people to buy my novels or short fiction stories instead of not. I am so sick of people not spending to buy and read my fiction and non-fiction. I don’t have a gigantic advertising budget and am not harsh enough to make you all buy. My purse and bank accounts would appreciate it if I or personal henchmen of mine would make you all buy my published fiction and non-fiction that is for sale so I can get *&^% paid for working!
Other days, I blog because I just want to connect with other real people. I’d rather do so in person, but either due to spending issues or laziness or loving being at home, I try blogging to do it. This is also OK but is an entirely different motive.
There are also many times when I have blogged hoping that it would actually help others, with a secondary motive that someone might hear of me and some day it might lead to landing a job or selling copies of my novels, or making friends or all of the above.
I think it’s true that someone hired me to ghostwrite at their real estate blog as a pro. prior to my ever writing a blog of my own. That was way back in the previous decade…and here are near the end of the next one.
Aside from that, I mainly remember that just as I started to get into structured blogging and advanced zhan Zhuang qi gong, I somehow suffered from a setback which made it so that I haven’t made any definite progress in those directions since.
I blogged for years; then began to get more professional and more structured about it; then had a setback; then did less, and then resumed some kind of undisciplined, wild blogging.
Today, I suppose I picked ‘interactive’ motivation in that I didn’t know what to blog. So, I read a couple of other peoples’ posts. After that I just wrote this.
Value / Lesson
Maybe this will reach someone. I guess the best result for any readers would be that whole “motive awareness” aspect of it….but I can’t guarantee that it won’t be the amazing photo of the solar eclipse.