Inspirational Quote of the Day on Aging
Today I am late getting the blog out because I just didn’t get started with it. No excuses – just was the mood I was in and I went with it.
I’m just back from getting my first Covid haircut! I got it cut super short – like almost a shave – well not quite but short. I figure if the next Covid wave strikes I’m set to go for awhile.
The haircut I rather like – the fresh look at how I am aging – hmmmm – not so much. I mean I am getting the wrinkles and the soft, saggy skin that was only supposed to belong to my grandmother not me. How did this happen? But like Jon says (and others) it sure beats the alternative. Life at any age is good.
I have been praying, puzzling and scratching my head about the focus of my blog moving forward. Truthfully it has been getting on my nerves that this blog just sort of goes along and dips down and barely rises again and never, ever gets anywhere. It’s fun to do and it fills my time but at the same time I just feel it’s stuck and I’m stuck and how to get past that “stuck” place?
The biggest problem I think is that I am not connecting with the audience that might be interested in the sort of blogging I am doing. And then just now as I was writing about aging I decided that the audience I need to focus on are the folks like me – baby boomers and up who are not getting any younger but still have a big interest in all that life has to offer at this stage of our lives.
Here is my measurement stick for continued blogging success – is the blog growing? At this point not much. Lots of things I suppose I am doing wrong and I keep humoring myself by telling myself that just doing it is enough but truthfully it is NOT!
For the last few years I have had about 36 subscribers and it just stays there. That is discouraging and although I want to stay connected with my faithful friends (you ARE true friends) I would like to have enough growth that I feel putting in hours a day on it is in a building mode not a bumbling blogging survivalist.
And so what needs to change is that I need to create posts that are geared more to “how to” rather than “how I’m feeling.” A blog that along with a daily check in and the links to puzzles and games also has tutorials, tips and some crafty or fun things to do that appeal to folks in my age group.
My Next Step
So I’m going to start by creating a blogging calendar – that will move me forward in that direction. And I totally understand if some of you find this new direction I’m going to try (who knows if it will work for me) not your cup of tea. If that is the case I hope you will continue to check in from time to time to keep in touch.
Stay tuned . . .
Time Out to Play a Game
Jigsaw Puzzles @ Jigsaw Planet
Make a Word
Please add “your” three gratitude moments in the comments. It’s a great way to pick up your day and it’s fun for the rest of us to read!
- Checked out the Mork and Mindy DVD first season from the library. We both used to love this show and of course Robin Williams.
- Rereading a favorite book – Young Adult – Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
- Cooked that first zucchini. Truthfully it was better before I added the egg and cheese to the dish. Another learning experience.
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