So it all started out simple enough. I was tired of waiting for my new books to be published. After launching my first website finally ( I know, I know) I realized that I could have a link to a Blog. A what? I had read a few over the years here and there. The idea seemed so perfect. A way to keep my writing chops up and my creative juices busy. To create, share, journal and who knows maybe one day-- I would have enough good blogs that I would not have to 'write another book" but just string a bunch of my best blogs together and Voila! Book deal! Cha Ching!!! The cheating authors way of writing a book.
So it all sounded really fun and immediately gratifying and a little dangerous too. Being freely out there with my day to day confusions and revelations. This was going to be a wonderful creative and cathartic outlet. A simple way for me to be me, for you.
But I had NO idea what a dizzying world I was entering. Like everything I embark on -- the all or nothing monster in me has once again come to life-- and suddenly it hasn't been about the writing anymore. It suddenly has become INSANITY. And I am willingly entering the madness. Once more simplicity has gone by the way side as I have become consumed by Blogmania.
Between the templates and widgets, and gadgets and googets, fidgets , fadgets and moveits. And Adsense and no sense, "traffic obsessions", site feeds, pings and pongs, comments and followers, labels, keywords, font changes, color schemes, business schemes, blog fame( or how to get there), search engine submissions, real time and flavicons and well Christ, that's just the beginning as I travel down the rabbit hole of this new blogging world--
Could it be any more overwhelming? Can you, can I, are there bloggers who keep it nice and simple and still have "sucessful blogs"?
Never mind, I just answered my own question. It is up to me and if I don't want to be caught up in all this never ending, faster moving than I can handle medium, I can do it my way. Focus on the writing and my people will find me. Right? Make sense to you?
Although at this point, a pen and a pad are sounding real good .
Now I have to cut this blog short because I have some more and very vital blog info online to study. Need I say more?
For the love of God, all I wanted to do was write.