Saturday, July 30, 2011
I was trying to think of brilliant ways to get myself to write here, and I thought about the 'picture of the day' approach, but that has been done before (and often to death). I have settled on simply reminding myself to do it and hope that works. Since I appear to mostly be writing to myself, I am going to write for myself. Who knows, some day I may be glad that I did. That said, I will still likely include photos as photography is something I enjoy doing. It is my main creative outlet, along with writing, and I try to improve each time I bring out my camera. I hope anyone who may come across this entry will enjoy the photo of Arches I have included. It's one of my favourite places in the world, and this is from an area that I don't think many people visit. If you really want to know where it is, I'll tell, but I'm not volunteering at this point.
I began my activities this evening posting to another unread blog I set up in an effort to keep my political ramblings out of this one. I had last posted to it back in April..........of 2010. Let's just say that there has been enough frustration in the past 15 months that I did not need to get myself riled up any more writing about it, at least not in a blog. My representatives in Washington know of my frustration if they, and not just their staff, have actually read anything I have sent their way. Still, I find it is good to get some of that frustration out here as well. I enjoy writing, and I realize that I need to no longer let little things dissuade me from doing it.
So while I may have dismissed the thought of the daily new photo approach, I have decided that my goal for August is to post something....anything....each day of the month. I hope it will get me back in the habit of writing and away from that $%^&$#@ Facebook where I waste waaaaay too much time (just ask my wife). I welcome anyone interested in joining me for the journey (or experiment, whichever way you look at it) and hope it with be rewarding (or at least a pleasant curiosity) for us all. See you on Monday (if not tomorrow).