Musings: The purpose of a blog

Some of my favorite writers blog.  They blog regularly and I am trying to.  But since I can’t say “ok, every Tuesday is my blog-writing day” and sometimes I work 8 hours of fun and sometimes 10 hours of stress…. what I’m saying is I’m trying to be good about regular posts.

Of course my “will only review when I’ve read 100% of a series” and then reading a 14-book series didn’t help either.  For awhile I was cranking through book reviews (which I kind of love writing) but then I hit the silence-of-14-books…. but I’m getting there again.  I have a few more reviews already written & scheduled out (ok, like 2 – STILL written & scheduled!)

But what is my blog’s purpose? Am I trying to change the world (I have no idea if anyone even pays attention to my political & manners posts) or am I just screaming into a void so I don’t feel so cut off?  I don’t have an answer there.  I am trying to figure it out and that means I’ll still have political posts and book & movie reviews & whatever else I want. If I want to take up crochet (again) and post pictures and tips – I will.

For now, my purpose is to put words on a page. To make my point.  As Edgar Allen Poe wrote when criticizing a set of short stories:

In the whole composition there should be no word written, of which the tendency, direct or indirect, is not to the one pre-established design.

I make no promise not to fall down on this. But I’m going to keep trying.


4 thoughts on “Musings: The purpose of a blog”

  1. I love reading your blog! Politics, manners, and book reviews. I picked up and devoured “The Good Earth” based on one of your reviews a couple of weeks ago! Keep writing, we’re listening


  2. I like the vairety of topics you write about. Of course I love to hear about books, but I also like to read about your view on manners (to which I often think, “I’m not the only one!”) and your RESEARCHED (thank you!) views on politics, from which I usually learn something. Agreed with cmphantom – we’re listening!


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