I have this habit of disappearing without warning. It’s one of my many deficiencies as a blogger.
Some days I walk around wondering, “Where did I put my head?”
My photography skills leave something to be desired. The new Canon has a miraculous zoom lens, but my hands are unsteady. This egret is quite a distance off, and I can’t for the life of me capture all of her in one frame. So I try to salvage pictures using iPhoto. Powerful hardware and software should not be left unattended. Or, as a wise manager told me long ago, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”
I nearly had her, that time! My goal is to write short and sweet. But often I’ll go on and on, trying to capture an argument that’s as elusive as an egret at 100 yards.
I need to learn to be satisfied with an incomplete picture. Incomplete and fuzzy writing. That’s my style, more often than not.
I frequently veer off topic on a whim. That’s a blogging no-no. Which reminds me, have I posted a photo of Princess Lola recently?
Once I get into the zone, I could blog all night. It’s not as if I have a shortage of ideas. Definitely no shortage of cute and regal cat pictures. (When I really get going, I throw in random adjectives and adverbs, not to mention parenthetical references.)
I have a compulsion to cover the subject in depth and variety. Cats come in so many interesting shapes and sizes. They’re so cute when they’re sleeping. I’m not above stating the obvious.
Lastly, I frequently write about taboo subjects. Not religion; I’m talking politics. Boring.
Now that I’ve retired from gainful employment, I’ll have more time for blogging! I’m trying to decide on a course of action. Should I start a new blog? I’m searching for the perfect niche. Preferably one that will draw a wide audience resulting in astounding statistics and minor income from the WordAds program.
While I’m awaiting inspiration, I’ll probably write about retirement. And that’s all I have to say tonight.
— John Hayden
Dear Political Wonk: I’d follow your political blog anywhere! Any blog. Any time. May the muse be with you…
John: enjoy your freedom! Keep up blogging on what’s interesting to you.
Writing about “retirement” is a great idea–if you remember that you’ve only retired from your earned income stream. You haven’t retired from being you. There’s a whole new life ahead of you. Discover it. And then tell us about it. 🙂
I couldn’t have put it better myself Ninamishkin! Life doesn’t end at retirement- in my opinion it is just getting started. There is a whole new world out there! Things to do and see, and accomplish- something I learned by reading Johann Christoph Arnold’s latest book on the many benefits of aging, “Rich in Years” http://www.richinyears.com.
Thanks Ashley. I always try to remember, “Today is the first day of the rest of my life.” I’ll have to look for the book.
Great attitude John! I hope you get a chance to check the book out and that you enjoy it as much as I did!