When I started this blog back in 2007 (sheesh, has it been that long?) I did it as an extension of my work as a writer and author. A visit to Park City, Utah and a writer’s conference held there that summer told me that every writer needed to have a blog. What on earth would I write about, I wondered. Everything, came back the answer.
Since that time, I have posted 890 blogs (whew!), which has resulted in–wait for it–1,000 followers. It would be nice to believe that every time I write a blog, every one of those followers picks up my blog and reads it, but unfortunately that’s not the case. I’ve never had anywhere near 1,000 readers for any one of my postings. And that’s okay. I’m just as happy to scribble my little notes and send them off, as long as I can get at least one person to read what I am writing that day.
So what do I write about? I’ve figured out that my blog postings fall into one of three categories: (1) book reviews, which can be anything from Christian biographies to historical to science fiction; (2) postings specifically about writing and what I’m doing and pointers for others working in the craft; (3) stuff that’s happening in my daily life. It’s not a hard sell, I’m not trying to accomplish anything major, so I am not sweating structure so much. More than anything, it’s my musings about my life and my thoughts, and if you want to come along for the ride, you are welcome to.
In the meantime, I am in the process of launching my 21st book, with my 22nd book due for launch sometime early in 2018. For years I thought that the books I leave behind might be my legacy, and those who didn’t know me while I was alive could somehow get a sense of who I was from my books. But more and more I wonder if this blog and this website will serve that purpose. It’s informal, its personal, and it’s more me.
One thousand is a milestone, but it’s really just a number. The bottom line is that I am glad you are along for the ride. Thanks.