Saturday, March 20, 2021

Updating the Blog

For quite a long time, I've been considering creating a website, but then I remember how hard I find it to keep this blog I'm compromising with myself. I am going to treat this blog with the same attention I think I would give a website, and we will see where it goes. I've modernized my blog background a bit. It's still a work in progress, but I like it.

My goals for a website are still more eclectic than they ought to be, but here they are:

1. I would like to start publishing my fiction writing in a serialized format. 

2. I would like to do some non-fiction writing, specifically relating to lesson plans and the education of twice-exceptional students and to parenting challenging, but lovely teenagers and young adults. 

3. I would like to review things that I love, specifically podcasts and books.

4. I would like a place to talk about food allergies and other health related things.  

5. I'd like to practice telling stories about my own life.

6. I would like to create a supportive community.

7. I would like a place for random ideas.

Although I know that is going in too many directions for a successful website, I don't see why I've got to follow those rules, when I'm not really super interested in success. I'm more interested in the process, and creating things that make sense of that snowglobe of a brain of mine. The only reasons I have for putting things online at all are that, for reasons I don't fully understand, putting things online is motivating to me, and for that one-in-a-million chance that this will help me in my quest for communities built around things that are important to me.