This blog has been sitting with dust on it, along with my other blogs; very dusty. It was time to dust, clean house and get ready to write publicly again. It’s time for self expression in the form of an online personal journal, once again.
I used to write daily, blogged daily, and then weekly, slipped to yearly and as life happened, blogging faded away into total invisibility. What also contributed to the end of my blogging days was having had silent temper tantrums or two or three, due to having had written works and images stolen. So back in those days, I just deleted entire websites, photographs, works of art and writings off of the internet. I laugh at that now. The deletion of loads of comments and SEO rich content, gone. And … so what? I can start all over again, as I am doing right now. SEO? Who cares?
So what sparked me to start blogging again?
I have been watching daily, the CreativeLive series with Chase Jarvis, “30 Days of Genius” and although I have been wanting to blog again for weeks, months, years? … it was this video with Seth Godin that finally gave me the creative nudge to get going again.
I’ve been a reader of Seth’s work and Seth’s blog for as long as I can remember.
In the “30 Days of Genius” conversation between Chase and Seth, Godin suggests this:
Have a blog. Write daily.
I strongly urge people to have a blog, a daily blog. You don’t even have to put your name on it.
If every single day you blog a point of view, something you see, an assertion; your brain will act differently within two weeks – because you’re going to be thinking about what you want to say tomorrow.
And after you’ve done it for six weeks you can look at what you said six weeks ago.
This act of public journaling, is risk free…”
For the techy-nerdy folks out there like me, Seth’s comments about having a daily blog are at about the 44:40 point in the video below:
And so it shall be. Day one. I have begun.
Thank you Seth and Chase for getting me back online and writing again.