I’ve been here for years.
While that may be true, I’ve been hiding in the corner, ignoring everything, and not contributing.
For 5 years, I had a very active blog in a very active blogging community. I blogged anonymously, so I won’t post a link here. Some of you that have detective genes can probably figure it out, though. Anyway, that community started to die out so I created my own blog on a site that I paid a monthly fee to have hosted. I had very few readers, so I didn’t see the value and moved the blog here where it’s free. I still have very few readers.
So, I linked my blog to my Facebook account so that when I posted, it would go onto my Facebook timeline. That way, the following chain of events was sure to occur:
Step 1 – J.R. blogs.
Step 2 – WordPress automatically posts to Facebook to alert family and friends.
Step 3 – Family and friends read and comment.
Step 4 – J.R. is encouraged by having readers and returns to Step 1 day after day after day.
Unfortunately, I never did Step 1.
This is my Step 1. While not a New Year’s Resolution, per se, I want to start blogging again in 2014. I like being creative. I like writing. I like thinking of stupid stuff that makes people laugh. I like continuing a discussion in the comments where everybody is respectful of one another. I don’t like Facebook and Twitter limiting the number of characters I use.
Sometimes a single sentence is all I need and that will go to Twitter. Sometimes a few sentences is all I need and that will go to Facebook. But sometimes I want to write a whole bunch of sentences about a movie, a game, a book, or something I saw in the news. Sometimes I see something silly that spawns a thought that leads to a joke. Sometimes I want to post a photo and talk quite a bit about it.
Sometimes, I just want to write.