What Am I Doing Here?

What am I doing here?

I don’t mean this in a deep, meaningful, existential way.  For one thing, I don’t particularly enjoy pondering the frailties of existence or the elusive meaning of life on this planet.  Those kind of thoughts leave me feeling small and scared, curled up in the fetal position and eating chocolate chips by the handful while I calculate the possibility of a meteor hitting the earth, ending life in all forms as we know it.

So…yeah.  I avoid that type of introspection.  It’s better for everyone that I do, really.

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Hmmm. What should I write about today?

No, what I mean is this:  What am I doing HERE, on this blog?  I started writing it last April, on a whim.  A good friend of mine had a blog, and I loved reading it.  I also loved (envied!) that she got to say the words “my blog” when talking to people.  And I envied her bravery, putting her thoughts, and words, and life out there for anyone to read.  I wanted to be a writer, so I decided to start a blog, too.  If she could do it, I could — right?  Right!

I think it has been a successful endeavor thus far.  I haven’t become an overnight internet sensation, but I have learned a bit about writing and publishing.  I’ve put my toes in the waters of the writing world — barely.  A few submissions (all rejected) went out, and I joined a writing group.  It doesn’t sound like much, but to me it has been everything.  Everyday I ask myself, “What can I write about today?”

I will always remember 2013 as the year I stopped talking about writing, and I started doing it.  I’m proud of that.  But…now  what?  What direction should I take Bright Tuesday in 2014?   I wanted to start the new year off with clear intentions, and so I devoted a large amount of time over the last week pondering the future of this blog.  After much consideration, I have come to a decision:

I’m going to keep on doing things the way I have been doing them all along.

That’s it.  I have no earth shattering revelations, and no lofty goals.  I like my blog.  And I still like saying “my blog.”  When I set up my “About” section last April, I wrote my intentions for Bright Tuesday – namely my desire to write on whatever topics take my fancy  in a way that will  give readers something engaging to read and think about when they visit here.  While some posts have been better than others, I feel I have done just that.

What will I be doing here in 2014?  The same thing I always have — whatever I want to!

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3 thoughts on “What Am I Doing Here?

  1. I’m glad for the friendly unspoken competition, which motivates me — ever so subtly — to blog more often. You are now the leader in our bloggy efforts, and I’m happy to have you keeping me on my toes!

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