According to the experts – which officially begs the question “How does one become an expert on blogging?” – to have a successful blog I should be blogging on a regular basis and have a consistent theme and message that is conveyed throughout all of my posts. I’ve got the regular basis down. Okay, I’ve mostly got the regular basis down. Okay, I think about blogging on a regular basis. That one could use some work, but I’m not going to focus on that right now because it needs a lot less work than the latter stipulation.
A consistent theme and message. I’m very consistent in the fact that I blog about whatever the hell is at the forefront of my brain at that particular moment. However, I don’t really think that is what they are talking about. Not to mention the only theme or message that would be conveyed is that I should probably be under the supervision of a shrink. But really, shouldn’t we all?
Anyway, I’ve been putting some serious thought toward this since the beginning of the year. I couldn’t come up with a message to save my life, so I decided to give the whole theme idea a go. I decided that I would do a different theme/topic every month to spice things up. Then I figured out what each of those would be for the entire year. For anyone who has been following me this year, don’t strain yourself trying to find those monthly themes . . . so far I have failed miserably at following them. If anything, instead of making blogging easier, it’s made it harder. I tend to look at my theme and instantly get writer’s block. At the beginning of this month, I looked up my predetermined theme – “New Beginnings” – and I’m still trying to figure out what I was smoking when I decided that was a good idea!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that I have blogged about “New Beginnings” before. Probably more than once. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to be able to come up with a month’s worth of blog posts on that topic. Except for this one . . . I just realized that this post is most definitely about “New Beginnings” as it basically consists of my bitching about my well-intentioned plans, and then deciding to do something else. So other than today, I do not plan on following my themes anymore. Screw em!
I guess that means I need to come up with a message then . . . hmmm . . . maybe I should just come up with better themes. That sounds easier than a message . . .