Friday, July 19, 2013

Why I Blog

Our Front Door

Why do I blog? I‘ve been pondering that for several months. You know, we all have our sack of rocks to carry around. Mine is I’ve been dealing with the now imminent loss of a much beloved miniature schnauzer, Maxie. She's been my almost constant companion since she was about 4 months old. If she survives long enough, she’ll be 15 years old next October. Her deterioration has been excruciatingly slow. At the risk of being overly dramatic, it‘s hanging over my head like the sword of Damocles because I know she‘s “doomed“. She’s really going downhill, some days faster than others. Every day I keep expecting to find her lifeless body in the yard or laying in her bed. It’s tearing me up inside and I lost sight of why I blog.

But back to why do I blog. I started blogging to help keep me fresh, creative, and to learn from others. I blog to share ideas. I blog to maybe even make a few “virtual“ friends along the way. Lo and behold, I found I enjoy writing even if it’s about mundane every day stuff like “I cooked a new dish today". If I want to have topics to write about, then I must get off my over 55 year old duff and create. My blog is about my faith in Jesus Christ, motorcycling, my pets, family, my homemade creations, the garden, my digital photos, my (feeble) stab at decorating on a budget, Libertarian politics and whatever floats into my fluffy noggin. I’m not an expert in any of these areas, they are only the view of the world from my perspective.

The blog was started many years ago just for me. I also wanted a record of my existence. I wanted a way to share My Thoughts with that big cyber world out there. I didn't care if anyone read it but me and I lost sight of that. I am not a professional writer, and my grammar, I’m sure, leaves a lot to be desired, but I wanted to put my life down in words and photos.

So, pull up a cyber rocker and join me on the porch if there’s time. There’s plenty of beer or tea or whatever to go around, depending on your propensity. If not, that’s OK too. I just appreciate y’all stopping by for a spell. Thank you for your patience and for putting up with my Irish temper tantrums.

Have a blessed day folks.

~ Ride Safe ~


Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Sparky, You are one of the first bloggers I met and I feel blessed to call you friend. I've discovered we have a lot in common over the years. I know John loves your choice in music!!! As we grow older, we have a few more burdens and hardships than when we were younger and it is a blessing to pray for one another in the tough times as well as the good. I'm so sorry about Maxie's failing health. So many of us have compassion for what you both are going through. Please blog when you feel up to it. I've come to believe that it is not so much what we blog about as it is the daily "hi" to one another. Love to you all.

Simply Linda said...

I am so sorry about Maxie! Welcome back to the blogging world. Sorry, my brain is presently fried from the humidty, so I can not think of more to reply with, lol. Blessings

Jason and Michelle said...

I'm glad your hiatus is over ;)
I'm sorry about your dog. It's hard to have them get older, even worse when they decline.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Sparky, I hate losing 'em but I'd hate not having 'em even more. Gentle hugs to Maxie...and you.