I am going to change many things up here. My original vision for this blog still holds. I have used the space to encourage/force myself to keep writing. There are a few different writing exercises in the pipeline and some new topics. I will have to re-do these static pages. There never was much at all written about golf and i don’t really care to write much about running and exercise anymore… Many things remain the same. Kelly and Karen remain my most constant readers and the three of us continue to support each other in writing, in the search for truth, and in our quests to become better people.
I bought a domain name and need to move things over. It would be cool to give the site a new look, but this theme/template, “Contempt”, has the best possible name for any site of mine, particularly “Bone of Contention.” I may have to let it go, but that would be a sad day.
This blog is an experiment. I need to start writing and sharing again. I hope to discover a way to do that through this blog. I have read that the most successful blogs have a clear and/or single focus. I am not really interested in a single focus. I am interested in a clear focus. Whatever the topic, i have a common concern – conscious action. I care deeply about process, about how conclusions are reached. For me these aspects are generally more important than outcomes or results.
I am going to write about a variety of topics, but i do believe that there will be a common focus. Not every word or every entry will be filled with startling revelations, but i will be trying to honestly share myself with you.
I picked Golf and Running to focus on initially because one thing i am trying lately is not being so negative all the time. I love my inner voice and my ability to critique, but i have trouble shutting it off. Talking about golf and running will give me a break from a more default stance – “and another thing i hate about X” or “here is what is wrong with Y” or “let me tell you why Z is deeply stupid”. There will be plenty of that in the day to day entries, but when it comes to some longer pieces later, i hope to shape those impulses in a more constructive way.
Being very new to blogging, i am still unsure how things will be best laid out. I have a basic navigational construct now and we will see if it remains effective as this blog grows. I started this blog privately and received some very helpful critique from my pal, bowlegged. I will continue to try and incorporate her advice as well fuss with the format and location of information, but that does all take time away from writing. Thanks for reading and i appreciate your comments.
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** They are not all going to be gems. I know that. Not even i am so pretentious that i think “any day now someone is going to want to publish my thoughts on running a mile and playing golf poorly!” I have some other plans, and some other writing that i am more invested in that will appear here later. Measure twice, i was a boy scout, and all that…