I've been blogging for a few years. So far, it's been rewarding; mostly because it's nice to have people willing to peek into my thoughts and not recoil in revulsion.
Some things I learned:
- Blogging is enjoyable: No, it's not like spending a week in Tahiti, with people waiting on you like royalty; moments of sheer bliss as you watch the sun set in a sea so blue, it makes your eyes hurt and finding a treasure ship full of gold.
Still, it's enjoyable, and I can invent such a vacation, write about it and enjoy my thoughts as I write.
-Visitors visit for reasons beyond comprehension: If I can ever determine what drives people to peruse posts even I forgot about, I'll hire a programmer, give them the information and sit back, while the money flows in.
- The world is small, when you blog: I have visitors from all over the world. Most don't comment, but that's okay. I understand many found my site by accident, while searching for porn.
....and the best thing I learned: Blogging is a discipline, with the requirement you learn from writing and never assume you can express your thoughts as well as you'd like.
Over one hundred thousand visitors have been to my blog. To me, that's amazing, especially when I think about how much money I'd have accrued, if everyone spent a quarter for the visit. If that was what happened, I'd have enough money to go on the vacation to Tahiti, watch beautiful sunsets and explore the island, while looking for treasure ships...or not. At this point in life, I'd rather sit on the porch, sip something cold and watch the world go by.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.