We each inhabit a specific vantage point from which to blog. What’s yours?
My perspective about my blogging is somewhat unique as my posts come from an old geezer You might say I’m an eccentric old geezer at times. I have done a lot of traveling and I have had numerous jobs, during my life. I am now 75 years old and went to work on my first job at the age of 15. I earned one dollar an hour in 1955 working 70 hours a week and thought I was doing it in high cotton!
My blogging has seemed to take on an urgency, I feel the need for speed. I write with the knowledge, my blogging time might very well be numbered. I’m not even going to try to think about the number in years, months, or days. But I realize at my age with my physical condition. Each one of my posts could possibly be my last, so I try to put my heart and soul into what I’m writing.
I’ve always considered myself to be a self-starter and I guess I still am. If my production drops off. I don’t imagine WordPress is going to cut off my cyber ties and leave me dangling all alone in the blogosphere, I certainly hope not. I do take my blogging, maybe too seriously. I don’t imagine I will be fired from this position. I do try to maintain a scheduled work time, not necessarily punching the clock. The price of a time clock might have created a cash flow problem. Putting my dedication into what I’m trying to do, gives a rewarding feeling, that money can’t buy.
Along with my many types of employment, I have had over 50 years of survival after a severe spinal cord injury, that alone gives me a lot of material to write about. I write about the body, spine and what we think it can do and what we know it can do. I ask my body to keep on working in the best way that it can and try to encourage other people not to give up. Make the most out of each new day and enjoy each day to the maximum. Life is pretty darn good even when you’re hurting.
My blogging perspective seems to go off by itself at times, leaving me free to roam. I have made attempts at fiction, short stories, recently I’ve included recipes on my blog. A lot of my posts have been personal family related issues which are received like most yawning material. About as entertaining as watching the paint dry on a park bench., maybe counting flowers on the wallpaper.
I hope to do more experimenting, testing the waters and see what I might be able to come up with. That is why my blog is named “My Mixed Blog,” shouldn’t feel fenced in. The barometer reading and low-pressure doesn’t seem to change my writing mood. I might try bright lights, or working out in the sunshine to see if I can come up with day-brighteners for people to enjoy. I imagine there are as many different perspectives about blogging as there are people writing the blogs. I have found it to be time well spent. I feel fulfilled when positive comments come from people around the globe.
2 thoughts on “My Perspective on Blogging”
No mixed feelings about your blog. I always enjoy it. Good cookies, too.
Being a senior too I can understand where you are coming from with your blog Leland and I’m thoroughly enjoying reading it. I often think what a wonderful diary you are creating for your loved ones. I’m struggling through genealogy and wish that everyone would keep a diary it would help future generations to understand.