A few words

“Dreams, if they’re any good, are always a little bit crazy. ”Ray Charles

I’m still trying to figure out the right place to write online.

At the moment, I’m doing my best to maintain my main blog, Tumblr (this was meant only as a repository for my poems), Livejournal (but I only share my Tweets — how depressing) and this WordPress blog. It’s too much, and over the coming weeks I’m going to make a firm decision on which one(s) to ditch. Oh, and I forgot to mention LinkedIn, which is also sucking my creative juices.

It’s a long story, but I’ve turned another corner. I hope it’s not another blind alley, but, whereas, in the past, I saw my online writing as a way to support my business development efforts, I no longer see that as the main reason to write. In fact, and despite many failed attempts, I’ve got a book to finish, and if I want to write anywhere and invest my energies, that’s where I’d prefer to hang out.

I must admit to being surprised by the response to this blog. I first blogged here some 6/7 years ago and I never expected it to be anything other than a backup in the event that my main site got hacked (which did happen once leaving me very much high and dry).

But like all these things, it really is a case of trial and lots of errors. I know it’s hackneyed but failure is truly the best way to know if you’re doing the right thing.

Whatever I finally decide, I will post something here, rather than ignoring those people who’ve kindly followed me over the years. That’s the least I can do.

PS. If you’re still not decided on maintaining a blog then, despite the subtext to this short post, I’d still say that it’s one of the best ways to get in touch with true self. You know the person you were born of, not the one who wears multiple masks just to fit in. The thing is, you can’t bullsh*t your way through all your blogging efforts, however much you think otherwise.

 

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