Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sixty-A Short Elevator Pitch For My Blog
The Sits Blog has been sponsoring 31 days to a better blog. The first step is to do a short elevator pitch of what your blog is about, in other words, put into words what is the purpose of Sixty is Just The Beginning. If you want to check out the 31 days you can go Here
When I first started blogging, it was to put into words how turning sixty changed my life, how in just one day the overwhelming thought "I'm sixty, now what? The day before, I felt as though I had a whole lifetime ahead of me, then it seems in one day, my life fell apart. Thoughts of all that I haven't accomplished came to mind, then I started subtracting 60 from 75, or 80, even 90. Suddenly, I didn't have a lifetime, but 15 years or 20 years, at the most 30. Talk about falling into the emotional dumps!
So I think my short elevator pitch is "trying to pull together turning sixty, how I made the journey and now that I've arrived, what can I do and how far can I go".
At one point I made a schedule as to what I wanted to blog about on each day:
Sunday-Let's Travel To (one of my favorite days)
Monday-Any Old Subject
Friday-Promote a favorite or new blog I've found
I have four blogs that I post on, Sixty Is Just The Beginning, A Creative Writer In Progress, Judy's Not World Shattering Thoughts (which I've turned into the complete Harper line) and Arville Harper's Family Line (this starts with my granddad, then his children and grandchildren. I think Sixty has been the hardest to define.
So, I guess I'll see how this goes. At least writing down the short elevator pitch has helped me to visualize what I want this blog to say. I know I'm going to redefine the days.
Monday-My Air Force Journey
Tuesday-Any Old Subject
Friday-Promote A Blog
I'll have to ponder on what to post about for Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. One blog that has mastered the "what to post on certain days" and really does a great job is Arlee over at Tossing It Out
Another blog I like to read, simply because she makes her every day life so interesting, she's originally from Ireland, but married a man from India, and a lot of her posts are about blending the two worlds, you can see some of gaelikaa's posts at Gaelikaa's Diary. Another blog that has mastered her posting days is Journaling Woman, Here . Her post today is titled "Inside The Sandwich", have you ever been in a room full of people, sitting there, watching them, and see their smile slip away? Do you ever wonder why?
Two other blogs that I think has mastered what to write on particular days is Stephen Tremp over at Breakthrough Blog, though my favorite posts of his are about wormholes and the Theories he has. I have to say when I want down home posting I go to Lou's for On Larch Lane, this link takes you to one of my favorite posts, "Porch Memories".
Another blog I like to read is unusual and controversial, to say the least, I'm never sure if he's serious about what he writes, I mean is he writing about a subject because that's what he believes or is he doing it to get people to think; because a lot of times I sit there and wonder, "no way". It's like Lee says from "Tossing It Out", Stephen T. McCarthy's Stuffs and Ferret-Faced Facist Friends -- Sorry, Stephen, I'm not really giving you any award, this is just a way for me to plug your excellent blog. If any readers have never yet checked out these blogs then you should do so ASAP because they are worthwhile. You might be entertained at times, but more importantly you might receive some important education.
It's time to put this post to bed!