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Changing Strategy

Welcome to my morning thoughts. I had this flag taped to the front door of my apartment for a while. But it kept falling off. I like ladybugs.

          “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you’ve got.” – Ed Foreman

Morning Thoughts

          I’ve been trying since January to blog twice a week. It hasn’t worked. I’ve been lucky if I blog once every two weeks. A few years ago, I made a resolution to blog every day. With very few exceptions, it worked.

Does this seem strange to you? It does to me.

Most mornings, I write in my journal as I drink my coffee. The writings are mostly stream of consciousness that sometimes I turn into a blog. I did a lot of this the year I blogged every day, and the results of my meanderings usually gained me more comments than my carefully planned out blogs.

So, why, my wondering brain asks, are you doing something that doesn’t work instead of something that does work? And why in the heck are you so bent on continuing to blog?

Stupidity was the answer to the first question. The second had multiple answers. I blog because I like having people read what I write. I blog because it reminds people that I have written a book that perhaps they might want to read. I blog because of the connections I make with readers who make me feel as if I’m part of a world community. And I blog simply because I enjoy doing it.

And those were my morning thoughts. Talk to you tomorrow.

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Bean Pat: If you want to write a memoir, read Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir. I just did. It’s quite thought-provoking – and while I will never write like Mary, I learned a lot.

Pat Bean is a retired journalist who lives in Tucson with her canine companion, Scamp. She is a wondering-wanderer, avid reader, Lonely Planet Community Pathfinder, Story Circle Network board member, author of Travels with Maggie available on Amazon, enthusiastic birder, and is always searching for life’s silver lining.

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