A Change In Direction: Where Doth Thou Blog?

After stewing periodically for my lack of posts, I decided to fearlessly compose and expose readers to my random themes about…blogging, and what inspirations might arise after a deliberate session of meditation.

I believe I’ll change the direction of what has become an infertile Orange Acorn.

Some bloggers post regularly, within a structure, with an indication of some cohesive strategy.

Many bloggers include daily lessons among their posts.  Some inspire.  Some attempt to sell product.

It now occurs to me that I’ve been too timid at the keyboard.  Too much aiming, too little firing.  “Ready…Aim…Aim…Aim…”

I read a zen parable once about the archers who always hit their mark.

Their secret?

They shot their arrow first, and watched it land.  They then walked to the place where the point stuck, and they drew the target around the tip of the arrow, thus, a bullseye with every attempt. 

What is it about blogging anyway?  Must we be profound?  Is a point the point with every post?  From this point, I intend to bend the rules, as I bend my bow to release the missle onward. 

I might release more haiku, as I do occasionally on Facebook.  I might abstract facts and stretch poetic license and deposit some faction, you know…fiction that just might be true, or could be true.

Please…talk to me.  Reply with your observations on how a blog should read.  Who are your favorite bloggers?  Tell me why you return to their posts.

My favorite bloggers?  There are a few.  Artie Isaac of Columbus, Ohio comes to mind.  His blog is Net Cotton Content

Then there is Seth Godin’s blog…every day…Monday-through-Sunday…sometimes Seth grounds out to first, but he gets base hits more often than not, and when he hits a homer it’s usually a winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

So please, reply…let me know how inane this must read, or how I just might have jarred a speck of inspiration from a corner of your sub-consciousness.  Don’t be a stranger.  Thank you.

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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1 Response to A Change In Direction: Where Doth Thou Blog?

  1. Wendy says:

    I think it all depends on the goal of the blog. If the goal of your blog is personal – sharing things of interest and connecting to the world on a personal basis – random content and timing is fine. If the goal of the blog is more business oriented, then I think regular timing and industry-related content is important, because that builds “know, like and trust”. For example, I can count on Seth’s blog arriving every every day as scheduled. A sprinkling of personal anecdotes is welcome, even in a business related blog, so that the reader becomes additionally connected with the writer.
    That said – my belief that posts should be regular and useful has also provided an excuse for me to avoid beginning the task until I can commit to both – so perhaps I’m exactly the wrong person to comment!
    Can’t wait to hear what others might say!


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