Today is another challenge, I want to write, to post something meaningful. My mind is blank, the ideas aren’t coming, I’m struggling. I’m looking for a string, a concept to grasp and write about.
I just finished reading a post by another blogger, a specialist in blogging and creating blog and web traffic. His name is Daniel Scocco and his topic was “A Quick Strategy to Increase Your Traffic. You can read the post here. It was very informative and suggested a number of ways we could increase the number of page views, the traffic, on our blogs. Good ideas all.
It’s an interesting post, one which would undoubtedly help any of us, certainly me. The caveat in my case seems to be finding the time. I realize if the task is important enough you WILL find the time, you’ll MAKE the time. I suspect at this time in my life it just isn’t that important. I also believe there will be a time when it will. There are certainly aspects of his suggestions I WILL employ, good ideas.
I started to write this blog to supplement my paper journal, to create a diary if you will of my ’emotional state’, a record of my mood and journey (to use an over-used word in my mind) out of depression. If for no one but myself it has been a beneficial exercise. Along the way I have attracted a few followers and created some interest, and that has been …… mentally supportive. I search for the right word but it doesn’t come, needless to say it feels good. I don’t feel as burdened by the yoke of depression as I once did.
I’ve seen this site morph into a venue where I frequently bitched, still do on occasion, to one where I’ve developed additional interests. Maybe re-developed is a better term. I’m thinking specifically of photography, the art of taking pictures and seeing beauty in the people and things around us.. Blogging is not only a means to not only talk about myself but to strut my stuff (light-hearted humor attempted!)
Whatever the reason the outcome is the same as it is for so many of use. Blogging gives an opportunity to speak and be heard. A means to dialogue with those of similar interests. Somewhere we can feel connected. A path or road on our journey through life.
Mine sometimes feels like this photo, I’m taking a path but I can’t see my destination, I can’t see much beyond the next 1/4 mile what life holds. It’s an interesting trip though. I’m glad to be on it.