I feel like I need an obligatory post this week.
Which brings the question, 'why do I blog?' Because I don't want to be obligated to blog.
I want to blog.
I have a bunch of hooey going on right now and not feeling particularly cheerful. That would spill over in a post. Which brings another question, 'what do I blog about?' I don't necessarily want to harsh and rant and rave and spill all over with my personal crap. Unnecessarily so, that is.
I strive to be an honest blogger, though.
Iron Needles is read by some close relative and family members, some friends, and some internet acquaintances, who have become friends, and some I know only by their general locations as they show up on my tracking software. And I know that isn't even an exact science, as when I happen to check on something from work? It will show up as a NY location as opposed to Colorado! And that begs yet another question of appropriateness of content, which my daughters may believe I crossed in the post about their grandmother's man-friend.
There needs to be balance in my blog.
And while I like to think I can take some snazzy photos of the particularly beautiful part of the world I live in, and while I like to think I can turn an interesting, and sometimes humorous phrase, I understand I can rely on neither writing nor photography to totally carry this undertaking. Moderation is the name of this blog. (Well, not really. It's Needles of Iron....)
"What I see, What I've been taught, What I've learned, What amazes me..."
I came up with that 'sub-title' two years and 8 months ago, and in reviewing it, I think I will leave it alone. It still works as a guide. This blog is mine, for me (to do with as I want), with respect to my audience (as it is, and as I understand it to be), for me to stretch my writing muscles (for what they are worth), discussing , observations, life, and accomplishments.
And for those still around, thanks for sticking with me through my August dry spell.