Jun 29, 2010

Re-Paving This Road

Most recently, I wrote a post over at Hiccups In Time entitled "Life Is A Highway That Sometimes Needs Repaving".  And down each highway, there are many roads that can be taken...  Such is the case with our lives.  Not to mention the blogosphere.

Wow!  There are SO MANY blogs out there.  Some don't always make it, and others...  Well, they get published in for YEARS.  It stands to reason, though, given that most blogs are based around a certain niche or focal interest, and interests... aspects of life change periodically.  And, if your niche is too narrow, and you lose your interest - either in that particular subject matter OR in blogging in general...  Your creativity for it is likely going to run out of steam.

I first started this blog, which is currently entitled "My Fractal Reality", before I ever knew what I was doing within the blogosphere.  I started it because I thought it would be fun, and it would encompass all of the interests I am passionate about within my life.  I thought it would reduce my need for so many online journals/blogs.

Since then, though, I've learned SO MUCH with regard to blogging in the blogosphere (but I'm certain there is STILL so much MORE to be learned).  Among those things that I've learned is 1) if your blog niche is too narrow, it may very well putter out in time and 2) if your blog niche is too wide, you're going to lose the interest of your readers.  Quite often, they come to you for a particular reason.  Usually, because they are interested in your defined niche.  If it gets too broad, you may begin posting things that they're really not terribly interested in, AND if you post about things they're not interested in on a consistent basis, you're going to lose their interest and readership.

SO... it is with that in mind that I have decided to start another blog.  This will be my 3rd blog, which I intend to keep active.  For those keeping score...  I currently have Hiccups In Time, which is primarily about the stories that exist within life as a mother and military spouse, and A Lost Girl Unleashed, which is about the whimsical world of my inner child.  It is about the stories of fantasy and "childish" art.  This one has yet to be re-named, BUT it will encompass my ramblings as my family and I make our way to a more simplistic life.  Things I learn.  Our experiments (ie our successes, as well as "failures").

Our society as a whole has progressed so far from the American Dream our ancestors held to be "self evident".  It's become complicated, entangled in those things that are superficial and disingenuous.  Such is, at least, the way that I see it from my personal perspective.

Slowly, ever so slowly, our family is making our way back to a more simple way of being, which in some ways is a rather difficult thing to do while still living in the heart of the hustle and bustle.  This journal is being re-purposed or "re-paved", to be something of a "side road" that I'm taking on my greater journey through life.  So, please watch for and be careful of the clouds of construction dust I'll be creating in the days to come.  I hope you will continue to join me, though, because it is and will be one heck of a ride.


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