Over the last few weeks I’ve finally convinced myself to start a new blog! Why would I do this when I have over 1000 followers on my current blog, a wide range of posts from the past 5 years, thousands of images, all organised into a wide range of categories? The question I have just posed is also the answer, because I have come to see it as a bloated repository of stuff that nobody reads! Virtually all visitors to my blog only read the CURRENT post, and that’s it.
I would feel better about it if I had a blog with only a few generalised categories into which I could write a range of post topics that were short and topical. For example, a category called Photography is a winner because it can contain photos of people, buildings, nature, objects without a need for lots of sub categories. Likewise, a category called Reviews can be used for book reviews, wine reviews, movie reviews, event reviews. In my own mind, I have only 4 categories, Photos, Reviews, Memories, Thoughts. That’s it, everything I can think of fits within them, I can be as eclectic as I want.There is another reason however, and that’s the feeling of writing into an echo chamber, a chasm of silence from 99.5% of my “followers”. I don’t blame them or criticise them, perhaps my writing is rubbish so they don’t read my stuff anyway! All the more reason to accept that I write because I enjoy it.
My new blog is called “All States of Being” and some of you will (maybe!) recognise the phrase, where it originates, and my blogging about it here previously. I’ve used that previous post as my About page, if you care to read it. I’ll apologise now for its length, but it’s the longest post that will ever appear on the new blog. I hope my regulars will “move across” and continue to engage with your usual friendship. I’ve made one post in each category to kick off and more will follow in the next few days. Remember, click on my my About page to read the background and enter the blog.
Categories: Personal Philosophy