In the past 15 years, I have had many a blog. These blogs were all started when I was excited about some hobby or activity, many of them made it a good 30 posts before I moved on to another hobby or activity. I would then close the old blog and start a new one all about the new activity. This process repeated itself many, many times over the intervening years. I noticed that quite often, I would restart a hobby or activity and then need to restart a new blog about that activity all over again. Actually, this situation has arisen multiple times for the same hobbies or activities.
Taking a closer look at my habitual blog creation plight, I realized something that I probably should have noticed years ago. The fact is that while I tend to fluctuate between hobbies and activities, I tend to cycle around the same ten or so hobbies, activities, or interests. The hobbies, activities, and interests can actually be grouped into about four larger categories as several are very similar to one another. In other words, while I do struggle to stay focused on any one activity for a serious length of time, I actually tend to stay within a narrow scope of activities.
During this self-introspection, I also realized that I often am actively engaged in more than one hobby or interest at the same time. In the past, this split in my focus would cause me a personal conundrum as I either tried to stay focused on the one interest I was currently blogging about, making it less like a hobby or leisure activity and more like a job; or I would jump ship to the new activity that I wasn’t blogging about and end up making a new blog that was a failure as I tried to fluctuated between the two activities, making no noticeable progress in either. This then led to not one, but two blogs failing, and I would then find myself moving on to another hobby or activity; and of course, making a new blog about it.
Why Blogs you might ask? I like to write. I am not saying that I am any good at it, but I do enjoy writing and putting my ideas and thoughts on paper. However, the problem is that my blogs have all been narrowly focused to a very specific hobby and do not allow for my variation from that specific hobby or interest.
So, I decided that if I can not focus on one hobby, activity, or interest for very long, the best thing would be to make a blog that let me write about whatever I was currently interested in. I realized that this might not be the type of blog that some readers would like to follow as it will not focus on the particular hobby, they are interested in. So, even though I have had this idea floating around for a while, I decided not to move forward with it. After a while, I realized that if I get any followers it is a bonus. I am writing this blog for me as it is something that I want to do. I hope that others might find it interesting as well.
So, there you have it, the reason for this blog. It is the outlet for one middle aged man and his hobbies, interests, and activities. As the individual has a variety of interests and a wandering attention span, it will cover a host of different things. Hopefully, some of you will find it interesting.