October 17, 2017

Do take a look at it

I laugh, I cry, I worry. I rejoice. I celebrate. I moan. So, lots to write about. Excuse me. To use today’s lingo, to blog about.

I believe you’ll enjoy it because  many other people tell me they do.

Every now and then you I’ll send you a link. Click it and instantly you’ll get a feature story I’ve written or an essay or a commentary. Sometimes with photos.

And it’s free. No subscription fee. No condition of any kind. If you don’t want it, just click “Delete.” It’s that simple, although I’d like a word back from you.

So why do I do this? Well, I enjoy writing.  And I send it to you hopefully for your enjoyment and edification. If you don’t get pleasure out of it, or if you don’t learn a thing or two,  you can cancel in a  minute. Or just ignore my alert when it arrive.

My blog is one more way to get what I write out to you and other readers.

In the old days, I would write something for a newspaper or a magazine and that would be it. I assumed somebody would read it. Otherwise, why would an editor or publisher keep on paying me to write?

Maybe a reader would pass  it on to another. But I never knew whether that was happening, or how often. Sometime the reaction to an article or a column or an essay was so silent that I wondered whether anybody at all was reading it! I suspect most newspaper writers feel the same way.

The Computer Age has changed all that. Blogs are common, as you know.  The concept of blogs is wonderful! Blogs enrich our lives.

There are blogs about every subject imaginable. Good and bad blogs. It all depends on your taste. Well, if you like the books I write, I am sure you will enjoy my blog. What is it?

My blog is a grab bag. Meaning that its contents are varied and unpredictable. I send off the latest of what I have scribbled. It’s unpredictable. For me, too. I have little idea of what I am going to write about next. It may be about a person. Or a trip. Or an idea. Or an encounter. Or an accident. Anything.

All because I’m curious in the extreme. It’s one reason I became a journalist. I am fascinated by this and that. I’m grateful; it makes life interesting. So I write about this and that.

And my blog doesn’t go out on a regular basis, like a newspaper or a magazine. It goes out when I have something to put in it. I may produce something every week. I may skip a week. I may skip two weeks. I may get excited about something today, and send it off to you tomorrow. It all depends.

I don’t expect you to read every piece, or all of every piece, though I am always hopeful. We are all busy. Some things interest us more than others. I understand. It makes sense. If you like something that arrives from me, you can pass it on, to one or many. If something does not appeal, you can ignore it. In fact, you can put an end to my blog itself.

Just let me know and I’ll cancel your subscription. Not a problem. So what’s the risk? My guess is that you’ll like it and welcome it into your Inbox.

Give it a try!

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