What Life Can And Can’t Be

The question I keep hearing most often when writing my blog, which is why I have been blogging for 18 years, is: “What is the most important thing that you can and/or can’t do on this planet?” The answer is a long and complicated one; and many writers will likely end up saying, “I’m not sure.”

I am not sure but I do know what the most important thing is for me to have in my life. And one day soon I will tell you (as in soon) what I believe that to be but until then, I will say this: I’m a huge fan of writing about anything you desire to talk about and have any opinion to have. It makes me feel happy, I write, and I write more. I would be an idiot to not spend some of my most precious time, energy and treasure talking about my favorite subjects. That’s not to say that you can’t talk about a hundred subjects and that nothing will ever come of it; rather, I just feel that talking about the most interesting subjects has a better chance of making a big difference in a person’s life.

This is why my blog is what it is.

I feel no particular moral or ethical obligation to blog every day. I do not feel the desire that people come to my blog from my blog. I have no desire to be noticed by large publishing houses, or to be given any kind of award. There’s no special reason why I have written every single week this year. I just want to share whatever I believe and find interesting. People don’t always appreciate these posts, and maybe this is a good thing. There are plenty of people who write about the things they believe without any sort of reward and they have a lot more energy. I just find that my energy goes to the subject.

The more often I blog, the better I’m doing. I’ve actually never felt that a day I don’t blog was a day I haven’t blogged. I know how it seems, but I feel pretty happy. In fact, it is in my best interest to blog as much as possible because a lot of other people don’t write and I want some of those people to be reading my writing.

If you’re interested in hearing what the most important things are to me, read on…

1. Make The Most Out Of The Time You Have

It’s not that you shouldn’t blog a lot. It’s just that blogging is time-consuming. 

I always have things going on in my mind, in my head. My thoughts run faster than my writing. The truth is, I usually don’t think anything of writing about anything. That’s the nature of the beast.

You will only get so many hours of uninterrupted writing time, and most days on this planet, you won’t find that many hours of uninterrupted writing time. I work around 9 to 5 most days. Sometimes I get a day or two off and I do a lot of writing. Other days I have to find the time to be creative and sometimes blogging is a real drag.

What does that mean to you? It means that blogging, and especially writing, is something I can do throughout the day if I want to, but if I don’t want to, I can go write for two hours instead if I choose. That’s what people don’t appreciate.

2. Don’t Take Things Too Seriously

I have had so many people tell me that they are sorry they read my blog. I don’t think it matters how sorry they feel, I am okay with the fact that I am one of the people who they read my blog. I find that the most difficult thing about writing is having to keep up with it all and deal with everything happening in your life. The people who I think read my blog the most probably don’t ever read every post because they get busy. For many of the people who read my blog, it’s just something that pops into their mind and that’s it. I can deal with that. My philosophy on everything is that if it happens, then it happens and it’s all in God’s hands.

3. Do Not Try To Rely On Others

Not everyone can be what you want to be and not everyone wants to be what you are writing about.