Blogging for fun

And resolving to enjoy the life I have

I love blogging

I’ve spent the last couple of months or so wondering why I’m blogging.

It’s not that I didn’t have good intent when I started.  It’s not that I didn’t know what I was doing. As a matter of fact, I was really excited about writing, blogging, whatever.  I loved to get a thought, have an experience or bump into a new discovery I can share. I envisioned I could share something that either helped or entertained.

Either way.  It was my way to serve in a fun way.

But somewhere, something not so pleasant happened.  I think I got way too serious.

I started listening to the podcast “gurus” and reading what they were all writing.  I basically drank the Koolaid.  I began to worry about subscription lists and niching down to my underwear.  I didn’t feel “serious” enough about what I was doing.  I was spending lots of money and way too much time trying to “engage”.  Why wasn’t I as “successful” as “they” said I should be?

Also, I was overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of unread emails in my blog’s inbox. I know I would never get to them. Not to mention the multiple “come hither” invitations to subscribe or to buy a course in this or that.

It wasn’t bad enough that I was being targeted multiple times a day by the same people.  I was also getting emails introducing me to the same people I was getting the multiple emails from. It’s insane!

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New Years Resolution…Nahuh!

I don’t do New Years resolutions but…

…I promise to lose some weight…maybe even 40 lbs.

I don’t do New Years resolutions but…

…I resolve to exercise more..maybe even the minimum 30 minutes per day some experts recommend.

I don’t do New Years resolutions but…

…I will read more, write more and blog more.

I don’t do New Years resolutions but…

…I will up my fresh food intake to about 80%…more fruits and veggies, yeah!

I don’t do New Years resolutions but…

…does it really matter what they are called?

New Years resolutions, goals, dreams…I resolve to make a plan and stick to it.

And if I don’t achieve my goals, I will start afresh each Monday.  Yeah, I like that.

But…I don’t do New Years resolutions.