I’ve been getting more and more subscribers/followers to this blog lately, and I find it interesting that these new followers seem to be coming more for my weightlifting than my gun stuff… which seems different than I intended, but I’m happy with it all. It says that I write about whatever interests me, and maybe you. And it’s interesting to see what here interests people. Thank you.
I admit… I’ve been struggling to find gun stuff to write about because… what else is there to say? If there is something there is and I’ll write on it, but even when I look at other “gun bloggers” I see different topics and what appears like a struggle to find material. That is one reason I didn’t want to write some “one topic” blog, tho I suppose I could say the one topic here is “me” and whatever interests me.
Maybe it’s just the ebb and flow of things, given I’ve been writing every day for what? 4 years? Some 3000+ posts… yeah, eventually you might run a little dry or just find that some other topics come more naturally.
Or, maybe it’s just being lazy. I’ve got a bunch of different topics to write on, but they require a lot of work to get done. Lots of pictures to take, things to square up, and gee, I’m tired.
The new job affects things too, because I do know that’s changed enough and left me not as much time to write. I used to be able to write multiple articles in a day, and some days now I struggle just to get one written. Heck, sometimes I’m happy it’s a workout day and I can at least post my workout log. Since day 1 I made it a requirement that I post at least 1 thing every day, and I’m happy I’ve been able to do that. Heck, I’m thrilled I’m still coming up with stuff for Sunday Metal (and yes, it’s queued up through the end of 2012… sometimes the “Schedule” feature is welcome).
But in the end, I think it’s just interesting to see the journey. To look back on posts from a few years ago and see where things were then. And in a few years, it’ll be interesting to look back on this post and see where I was now in comparison to where I’ll be then.
I grew up thinking about the destination. So much of Dad being concerned about what I’ll be when I grow up, what I’ll do with my life. So much was geared towards destination. I’m glad I gave up on that and realized it’s the journey that’s the interesting thing. Oh sure, have milestones, have waypoints. You need to have some sort of direction in life, you need some sort of destination to aim for, but it shouldn’t be about the destination… just enjoy what it takes to get there. Live in the moment. Learn from the past. Let the future be with it will be.
And yes… sometimes recording it helps you remember what was interesting along that journey.