HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
I know, I know...you are all thinking "Dude! It's the end of July. That's the MIDDLE of the year, not the start of a new year." And yes, that's true. Unless you work in education. See, if you work in schools, your year is inevitably marked by the school calendar. And in Temecula, CA, that means August always starts a new year.
Now, I've worked in education for more than 15 years, so I am completely entrenched in the "New Year" feeling that always comes as July ends and August begins - a feeling marked by excitement (new clothes, the routine of the year), sadness (does anyone ever really want to give up summer), and apprehension (what will the year bring).
This year is no different (even though my 'summer' was much much shorter with my new job).
The start of a new school year is also marked with the need to clean and reorganize, set new goals, and clarify my purpose (Wow, really does sound like New Year's Day, doesn't it). So, it is in that vain that I bring this post...
I've been thinking a lot about why I blog and whether or not it is just a bunch of static in an already noisy world. Much of the time I think it is. And that is NOT what I'm about. At all.
My life has always been dedicated to bringing people user-friendly information that is both practical and entertaining. It's been about sharing pieces of myself in the hopes that my experiences can help others. Whether I am working with kids or families, developing programs or giving trainings, lecturing or writing, my purpose has been the same.
I don't feel my blog has always stayed focused on that point. Yes, I try to stay authentic. But many times I think my posts are just noise.
Now, before you going thinking this post is about my stepping away from blogging completely, or me looking to a pep talk from all of you...that isn't what this is about.
No, I just want to get back on track with my blogging - all of my blogging (here and in guest posts) and make certain I am moving forward in the right direction...
So, what does this have to do with anything?
Well, I am going to continue blogging on a M, W, F basis. And I am going to do my best to bring fresh, meaningful content to each post. But I need your help to do it.
Why do you read blogs? What kind of content do you hope to find? Writing advice? Book reviews? Real life anecdotes about this journey of writing and publishing? Teasers on upcoming projects? What?
I have an idea of what I want to bring to this blog in the months to come, but I always want to hear from all of you; and since the readership of my blog has changed a bit since I first started, yea....I need your input.
So please take a minute to leave me a comment and tell me what you look for in a blog and the content.
I appreciate your insight and your time!