Sometimes I play around with spending time rooting through the archives here to try and do a thorough analysis regarding the evolution of the blog.
I am curious to see a breakdown of the types and kinds of posts that have run here and see if that gives me any insight as to how it has grown or regressed.
Probably won’t happen because I don’t have enough extra time nor enough interest to do it. Maybe I’ll win the lottery and take it on then or maybe not.
The Kind Of Blogger You Want To Read
That is the single best and worst thing to happen to me as a blogger.
It is the great contradiction that has pushed me to become better and at times stifled my words.
The desire to have more people read me and the concern that they’ll dislike or even worse be so bored they won’t return.
Not going to lie and say my ego doesn’t love being told something I wrote was good, but what really resonates with me is when someone says my words move them.
There are times where I am sincerely surprised because I didn’t think what I wrote was particularly good.
Moments where I wonder why no one cared that in the prior post I bared my soul and yet this piece of nothing caused them to cry.
Times where I shake my head because I issued a call-to-action that was met with ambivalence and the story I wrote in five minutes has people asking for more information.
It is just more proof about how subjective our feelings about writing is.
Speaking about subjective, I get chills watching this video below.
Sometimes I forget how much Chicago is in me and that even though I am forever a California boy, I wouldn’t exist without Chicago.
It made and molded so many people in my family it is impossible for it not to influence me.
Who knows, I may even live there one day.
In spite of my love for Chicago, I still wish my Dodgers had won it all, but this isn’t bad.
What Comes Next?
That is a question I have been asking myself for a while now.
What comes next?
I am still growing and learning how to become a better writer and storyteller but that is not really the question here.
The question is what direction do I want to take the blog in. What will make me happiest and serve the greatest good.
What will drive me to sit down and just write with reckless abandon.
I am still evaluating and thinking about those things.
There is no rush to come up with an answer either.
If you stick around for the ride you’ll see what happens and if you don’t, well maybe our paths will cross again at a different time or place.