When I started this blog, along time ago, I mostly did whines about current events and, mostly, no one cared. Having a soapbox is one thing but talking the hand takes some of the fun out it.
Lately current events have become so negative I don’t even want to know about them or whine about them. So I quit for a while, although still working on other topics that might be more interesting. I like having to write my thoughts, even to a mostly anonymous audience, because I work (a little) harder at trying to write something worth reading.
But in the last month I decided to just post some of my large collection of photos, since it seems many people like photos, write a little story about the photo and maybe some personal anecdote. I do that partly so I can remember as I actually do read my own posts so a blog becomes a kind of journal. Once my memory begins to fail I’ll have this record to remind me.
But this more positive sets of posts has had an unexpected (and positive) side-effect. Since it’s somewhat easy, on WordPress, to find similar posts I spent a lot more time reading, that is looking for posts and photos that would interest me, usually related to what I’m posting. Sometimes I look first and write later or sometimes look later, but either way this has provided me a way to find some really terrific posts and photos. It’s humbling however as I see a lot of work far better than mine.
There is so much great stuff out there but not enough time to see it all. But since I can’t stand current events, so instead of spending the time I used to spend on that, I now spend my available time looking at far more positive content. So I thank all the other bloggers who kindly shared their work, their ideas, their stories and their photos. It’s really positive and fun part of now having the technology for seeing content that would be hard to find otherwise.
And so I’m enjoying it and as I have a big backlog of photos it looks like I’ll keep doing this for a while. I look forward to all the great content I find shared out there.