Blogging Is Strange · 17 November 2018

Blogging is a funny thing. Or maybe strange is a better word. Or maybe blogging is just strange for me.

I have been blogging for a long time now. Around a decade so far (since 2007). And it seems that it is getting easier to do. I have more ideas. I have an actual inventory of pieces that I could post. And I actually have time to write. Actually, I make time to write, because I just need to write.

The funny thing about the whole blogging thing is that I do not really have a niche. I am not funny all the time (or any time it seems), so I do not fit into the Erma Bombeck or Dave Berry category of humor. I am not serious all the time, so I do not fit into a normal columnist category either. Nor do I write about writing all the time, so I do not fit into the writing about writing category either. I just write about whatever comes into my head and put it out there for my readers (both real and imaginary) to read. (By the way, I have a reader I did not know about. Check out the comments on my Proof blog post.)

Maybe I just do not fit into any category. Maybe I just do not fit into any box. Maybe I am a square peg in a round hole.

Anyway. I mostly enjoy being a blogger. Writing and writing and writing just to write. And hopefully gaining a few readers now and then is okay with me.

But sometimes I wish that I was more focused and could just write in a specific genre or about a specific topic. But I guess the opposite, not being focused, is why I called my blog Musings in the first place. I just muse about whatever comes to mind. I just write without thinking. Or without thinking too much.

Well, I guess that is about it. When it comes right down to it, I wish I was funny and I wish I was focused and I wish I was an expert on something about which people would want to read. But alas. I am merely a blogger who likes to muse about life. So I muse.

No wonder I think blogging is a strange thing. At least for me.

© 2018 Michael T. Miyoshi

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