Sunday, November 29, 2009
JUST ABOUT TODAY IN MY LIFE-How Do You Determine Your Passions or Focus?
One of the suggestions on a blog I follow, "The Secrets In The Sauce", which by the way is a great group, I have their button should you want to find out how they help other bloggers, anyway, one of their suggestions is that you should pick one or two of your passions, hobbies, interest, etc and stick to posting about these topics. This will create a following, especially by those who are interested in your subjects. You should also be consistent when you post. If you're going to post every day, post every day, or if you're going to post only once a week, pick a specific day to post every week. I really liked one of their comments, "Now get up and sign off your blog, go out and get a life and post about that life".
I've been thinking about the idea of posting about one or two topics. Then I got to thinking about some of the blogs I follow such as Elizabeth Spann Craig's Mystery Writing Is Murder. She specifically focuses on how to create characters, or how to use your daily experiences in your writing. So her main focus is on how to write, not just mystery but other genres as well. Then you have Lee's blog site, Tossing It Out, that is a mixture. On Sunday's he talks about God be it about how to pray or today's subject, "God Talks To Us. Then on Wednesday he usually does an interview of someone. Then there's mystery Thursday and I believe it's on Friday's he does a Tossing It Out subject that is meant to raise discussions. To read a another site that makes me think, I go to Ramana's Musings. His musings aren't always specific subjects, but they're always geared to make me pause and think. Then if I want to have a brightness in my day I go to The Mighty M Family or On Larch Lane or Rodman's Life. Then I have two because of the cultural interest.. a teenager from India who is very mature and interesting. I have spent time chatting with her and sometimes I forget her age, there isn't a feeling of age, just interest MelRoXx and the first time I read Sheeza blog, her passion for her country and it's people so overwhelmed me, Youth Parliment. Her posting is that of someone writing from her heart, tentatively reaching out, learning to express her views. Then of course one I read because of her love for her husband and her husband's love for her. They're going through a crisis at the moment, but Geoff takes the most beautiful pictures and Agnes writes such loving posts, Agnes Pages. And if I want the best recipes or how to ideas I go to, Helen's and Grannymar's. And if you want a good scientific in laymen's terms such as Blackholes or Theory of Everything you need to check out Stephen Tremp.
I mention all of these because we read each others blogs. Some are on specific subjects and some are not, yet I find them all very interesting and look forward to their posts. Maybe a focus is just posting "Just About Today In My Life", throwing in some of the past or something on my mind. As Lee says, "It would become boring to him if it were always about the same thing". I also have a blog that I use for my Tuesday Morning and Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium. This past Friday on LBC we were to tell of "A Journey", I wrote about 1968 when I was in the Air Force stationed on Okinawa. This was during Viet Nam. Okinawa had the B52's assigned there. You might find it interesting, go Here