Sunday, January 5, 2014
A Note on Blogging
A Facebook friend noted today, "I can't keep up with your blog posts!"
Don't get used to it; I slacked off in 2013 because real life kept me busy. I probably suffered from some blogger burnout, too. Like a lot of conservative bloggers, I got real disheartened after the last presidential election. Between the two, I didn't do a lot of relevant blogging last year.
I'm coming back off life support though, I think, and am feeling more motivated, as you may have noticed from the onslaught of posts over the past couple of weeks. I'd like to thank Professor Jacobson for continuing to link and support me throughout my layoff. I couldn't ask for a better blog-buddy.
As I get back to work next week posting will slow back down a little, but I intend to stay active here and make daily posts. I'll continue to blog the political issues that pique my interest and there will likely be more local issues as well.
I'm not exactly a niche blog. I write about whatever I want. Difficult to pigeonhole. Regular readers know on any given day I'm either a political blog or a travel blog, sometimes an antique blog, sometimes a local issues blog.
In other words, you never know what you're going to get.
I'm less motivated by site hits than I used to be, however it won't hurt my feelings if you share a post you like with your friends on Facebook or Twitter. I like links, too, if you're a fellow blogger. Sharing is caring, as they say. Sometimes hits equal cash via the Donate button or Amazon links, and I'm never averse to cash. Most of my spare cash goes to animal rescue groups anyway, so it's a win-win for everyone. Either that or beer. Beer is good.
Anyway, glad you're still here, and hope you'll stick around.
(Oh, and a disclaimer: I've blogged a few times recently about teacher issues such as low morale; that's just newsworthy stuff and in no way meant to reflect my own personal situation as a teacher. I love my school, my kids, and my job. I'm in a good place. So don't take it personally if I write about teaching.)