I think it’s fitting, on this last day of 2012, to reiterate my mission statement, if you will, for my blog.
In the last two years, there have been oodles of blog posts about, well, blogging. Some people say writers should always have a blog. Some say it’s a waste of time. I blog because I want to, not because it’s something I “should” do. I like the practice in non-fiction writing, the connection, and the challenge.
I believe in happy ever afters, whether they’re in books or life. To that end, I always try to find the good in every situation, even tragic ones.
I believe that the world is an occasional scary place, one where we need to carve out caves of safety. This is one of those places. No one is ever ridiculed here for their beliefs. All I ask is for courtesy and respect, one for the other.
I believe in the power of the human spirit. I believe that, while there are some true scum bags in the world, and some creatively cruel people who masquerade as sweet and gentle, there are more nice people simply trying to live their lives as best they can. I believe that all these people want the same things I do – to love and be loved, to live honorably, to find happiness, to give something to the world, and to protect those they love.
I believe it’s a sin to be bored in a world filled with information, beauty, and fascinating things around us. I am interested in almost everything. Football is an exception, even though my son has been teaching me bits and pieces.
Blogging wisdom states that I should focus on topics my readers would want to hear about. Well, I think most of my readers are like me. (See above.) With that huge range of interests, why do we need a narrow focus?
Why not talk about:
- Positive thinking
- My books (of course)
- Funny stuff (and I think lots of stuff is funny)
- Animals, featuring Flash the Wonder Pooch (did you doubt?)