Hey folks, I hope things are going well for you - whatever you’ve been up to.
I’ve seriously been struggling with this blogging business over the last couple of months. The number of posts I’ve started and not finished has been dramatically higher than it used to be.
The issue I think is not knowing what I want to do with this space. I mean, if I am going to keep an active blog I want it to serve some purpose.
I’m a bit unsure right now what that purpose should be.
Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself related to this.
Should I be blogging about personal stuff?
Should I be blogging about work?
Should I be blogging about personal projects?
Should I be blogging about photography stuff?
Should I even be blogging?
I haven’t figured out what I want my blog here to be about.
Do you have any thoughts?
Let me expound on a couple of the previous things. Maybe as I process the thing of writing about these I’ll find some kind of clarity going forward.
What does personal stuff even mean?
The first thing that comes to my mind is my new diet. That’s pretty personal. I hate knowing that I should lose weight… and then struggling to stick to anything when it comes to diet and exercise.
I’ve been on the slow carb diet for two weeks and have lost 7 or 8 pounds. It’s a good start, but I’ve got a way to go.
The second thing that I think about when it comes to personal stuff is my struggle to figure out the spiritual end of my life. I mean I know a lot of the basics of what I believe, yet I have a lot of questions.
I suppose either of those two things could make for interesting and possibly helpful blog posts.
The Work Angle
The thing about work, at least the work that I’m doing right now, is that it is quite repetitive.
Learn about a project. Dissect how I’ll need to approach the testing part of it. Test it. Approve it. Deploy it.
I guess some general knowledge things around making work, work could be interesting? Maybe...
Or maybe I should turn the blog into a Jira and Confluence “how to” blog! <~~ Not doing that… :)
What Personal Projects?
For the past seven months or so I’ve been slowly building another site/blog related to WordPress stuff. Specifically overview and setup screen captures surrounding plugins and themes.
If you go over to ImagineWP right now you’ll see that I posted a couple of weeks ago and that was the first one for a long while. So… maybe it would seem like it wasn’t much of a "current" project.
What doesn’t show up is that I’ve been doing a lot of things behind the scenes and will be creating more content more frequently going forward.
So I’m beginning to build something of a community/following around WordPress, maybe there would be some blog posts relating to that kind of stuff that could be beneficial to “the world at large.”
The Taking of the Photograph
I’ve found myself falling back in love again with the click of the shutter on a camera.
Still photography is the same incredible experience that it has always been. There is simply nothing more amazing than being outside around sunrise looking for subjects and good light.
Of course the cool part is that once an image is captured it can be turned into something else once I get back to my computer and Lightroom and Photoshop and OnOne software and Nik software. That’s one of the funnest parts for me.
Another side of things that I’ve been digging into some more recently is the moving image process. Video. It’s a whole different animal and the learning curve has been nothing short of brutal. I’m not super confident in my video capabilities yet… but it’s getting better!
Should I Even Blog?
Is it weird that I am writing on my blog about not being sure if I should blog?
Does a blog really need to have a direction?
Blogging is a lot life… sometimes.
At any rate. That’s pretty much all I have to say tonight.
It’s fun to type and put down words.
I’d love to hear what you think I should blog about. What would you like to hear/read about?
Maybe I should take up writing fiction… “Once upon a time there was a young fellow. He was struggling to figure out what to blog about… so he went on a diet, worked at a university, started a side project and took more pictures… and then he blogged about the fact that he wasn't sure what to blog about...”