I’ve been reading a lot of really good blogs lately, and can’t help but think that there are so many ways that I could improve this one. I could make it look more “professional”, somehow. I could focus on just one of the things that interest me, like political commentary, or family life & homeschooling, or genealogy (which I think I will still just make an entirely separate website for that), or Catholic Issues/Apologetics, or, or, or. . . .
The problem is, my brain goes in too many directions at once, all the time. And I can’t even blame the children for that, I’ve always been this way! For example, last week, I wanted to blog about so many things that I wound up not blogging about anything. For example, I had a really great blog post floating around in my head entitled “Dude! Where’s My Plane?” about Obama pretending he didn’t know that someone took AF-1 and did a low flyover of NYC, terrifying the people of Manhattan and causing them to evacuate buildings and have major PTSD flashbacks of 9/11!! All for a “Photo Op”???? I hope Obama is smarter than that, but at the same time, that would simply mean that he really is that sinister, to intentionally terrify his own people like that. (Good thing he didn’t try a stunt like that over Dallas or Houston!)
Or I could talk about homeschooling. About Faith, and how she’s been so busy lately digging up herbs in our yard and woods, and drying them, chopping them and making herbal remedies! Our kitchen smells kinda funny from time to time, but I am so proud of her! Or about Alex, and how he did so well in school this year, and how funny he was co-hosting the HCHA Talent Show last week (see pictures all over Facebook!!), or about how Kendall is finishing up his first year at UNC-A, and how much he is enjoying studying Journalism, and how cute he is running around with a digital microphone and interviewing everyone he can. I could say that Gaylon is still in Texas, and that we’re still in North Carolina, and it still stinks! Our house hasn’t sold yet (duh.) and we are going to move to Texas at the end of the summer anyway, to be with him and get the kids plugged in.
Then I thought about how I’d like to discuss how well my genealogy research has gone lately, and how much I have enjoyed getting in contact with cousins I didn’t even know about down in Central Texas on the Adams side. We’ve exchanged pictures and information and it’s just been incredible! And did I mention I’m building a website just for genealogy? 😉 That way I can not only separate my genealogy from my political and religious views, but I can keep from boring to death the few readers I have who are not related to me!
And then there is my Catholic Faith, which I am usually pretty low-key about, because I have so many friends who are not only Protestant, but have been taught that Catholics are not Christians, and must be ‘saved’!! My Jewish friends are much more understanding of me being Catholic, probably because of that whole persecution thing. But I absolutely LOVE being Catholic, and there are so many things I could ‘blog’ about, that might help people understand our faith, our beliefs, our Christianity. That would probably be best in a separate site, as well.
So, what to do? What to blog about?? It’s not like there are all these people reading my blog, and hanging on the edge of their chairs waiting for my next post! Most of my close friends don’t read my blog at all, and of my family, I think only Gaylon, Kendall, Mom and occasionally Faith read it. And of course, Lishi, (Kendall’s fiance) who is one of the only people who ever leaves me a comment. (And of course, Laura R. and Laura S.!! I love my Lauras. . .) I know there are a few folks scattered across the country who read it, but they never comment. I tried a Poll once, and only a few folks participated in that, so perhaps the bottom line is this: I blog for me. If someone doesn’t like what I have to say, they certainly don’t have to read it. Lishi’s brother, Steve Skojec, always has really great taglines for his blog, like “Cogito, Ergo Blog” (I think that was it. . . . I don’t remember exactly, and now he’s changed it) or his current one “You Didn’t Ask, But I’ll Tell You Anyway”. Okay, that one really fits my situation, as well. LOL. I’ve never met Steve, but I love his blog!
So, yeah. My blog will probably continue to be a collection of randomness, and my title, “Chasing Thoughts” is probably very appropriate. Maybe someday I will actually be able to focus on one thing for a great length of time. But then, I will finish writing those books I’ve started, and not worry about blogging!