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Is This Thing On?

Is This Thing On?

I don’t remember how many years I’ve had this blog, but I’ve never used it effectively. Generally, when I write something (which doesn’t happen as often as it probably should), I’ll either post it on another platform or it will go into my Google Drive to be lost until the next time I search through it. Then, it will sit in there even longer.

I think that part of the reason I don’t write more, and why I don’t share anything through this blog, is that I don’t know who my audience is. I’m not exactly sure of the demographics, and as a general basis, I’m interested in a range of things so I’ve never known how to target my audience. At least, that’s one of my most popular excuses.

But I think to really get down to why I don’t write more, I’ll have to actually start writing more. So, on this final day of January of 2024, I’m going to make a concerted effort to share something on this blog every day. It may not be of great quality, and I’m not promising any exemplary essays, but I’ve got to start sharing what I’ve got, and I just don’t know what to make of the other platforms.

I have great faith in my Creator, but I’m a little leery of what’s been created. I’ve had a sort of love/hate relationship with the Interwebs in general, but social media primarily. I suppose that like everything else that’s been created, it’s got a lot of potential to be used for good, but it can still stir up a whole lot of bad.

Usually, when digital activity seems to be trending that way, or if I feel that it’s sapping me, I will generally back away from it. But it may very well be that instead of hiding what I judge as bad, I may be better off creating more of what I think is good. So expect to hear more of the good and the bad.

Largely, I’ll be sharing about my preparation for this year’s motorcycle tour. For the last three years, in an attempt to ride my motorcycle to all 48 contiguous states, I’ve taken three trips that have helped me get to 40 so far. This year, I will be riding from Sarasota to Seattle and back as I ride through the last 8 states on my list.