- This week I’m going to share some things I’ve learned about blogging. I’m not an expert, but I think that so many of you that visit here don’t have a blog, read many other blogs (at least not cheapo personal ones, but of course maybe you read news etc. similarly) or know some of the funny and interesting things that go into writing and publishing online. Like I said, there are ten thousand “How to write a Blog” experts out there and I’m not one of them. I just thought it’d be fun to share some stories with you.
I’ve been called out a couple of times by people in times zones that should be doing anything but reading my blog at the time last week I posted and then took down a rant. No one had commented on it, which as far as I can tell is the only reason to rant – to have people tell you you were in the right. I was – and still am – furious at the amount of trouble MK and I – two very nice people – have gotten living in this retirement resort. But I got over it.
Blog topics can be hard to come up with from time to time. In fact, the timing for me is never good. MK is downstairs playing volleyball right now and I’m not entertaining because I had a minute and finally clarified my train of thought. I try my best to throw things on my phone’s memo pad so I don’t forget to blog about them – but usually the message to myself is totally indecipherable.
Other times, you can’t wait to sit at the all powerful computer and either name names or rant about a bad experience at a restaurant or whatever. But I just can’t do it. I have a 24 hour rule. If I write the post, save it, reread it, and think it’s okay, then I’ll share it. If not, it gets deleted. I mean crap – READ THIS STORY – and tell me you’re not worried for my safety. The last thing I need is a lawsuit over some frivolous thing I felt fleetingly.