Scratching the blogging itch

I’ve been missing blogging – missing having a reason to get my thoughts and reactions to life down in writing where I can see them, and, yes, missing sharing them.

I have surprised myself by how little I have been missing social media. I miss the connection it affords with my friends around the world, but I haven’t missed the “indignation engine” that it has mostly become.

I have been writing in my personal diary, Day One, but there is less reason to do so when the only person reading it is going to be some future me.

So I’ve decided to scratch the itch again and to do so regularly. Not as some sort of New Year’s resolution that I can fail to sustain beyond February, but in an attempt to rediscover the joys of blogging and to reach out to the many people around the world that I am fortunate to know.

[I am going to experiment with sharing these posts on the social media platforms as a means of reaching out but will hope to focus any ensuing conversation on the blog itself]

11 thoughts on “Scratching the blogging itch

    1. Funnily enough it was your (almost) daily posts last year that encouraged me. I’d fallen into the trap of thinking posts had to reveal something significant whereas we all used to know that the fascination is in the day to day.

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  1. It’s great to know you’ll be back blogging.
    Out of your post, what I really loved (besides knowing you’re back) was the final note: “[I am going to experiment with sharing these posts on the social media platforms as a means of reaching out but will hope to focus any ensuing conversation on the blog itself]”

    For me, social media has killed one of the most amazing things about blogging: by spreading the conversation, it becomes shallower and often non-existent. It is great to bring the conversation to one place where you can see it in context and benefit from the full array of contributions.

    I wish you a Wonderful 2022, Euan!

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    1. That’s what I’m thinking. I started out blogging for me and the joy of it, became “known” as a blogger, then made a living out of promoting its virtues. Happy to start over with no expectations and see where it goes.

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