What’s your blog about?

It’s about how the end justifies the memes.

Ok, that’s not a serious answer — although it’s true that this blog does include the occasional meme.

Over the years, i’ve given a fair amount of thought to answering the query concisely — starting with concocting the tagline about reflections. 

When i began blogging, i’d had little exposure to the blogosphere in general. I simply set out to write about what interests me, hoping to make it interesting to others.

Now that i’ve been around the blog-block for a bit, i sometimes describe mine by noting what it’s not…
It’s not a running public diary of personal experiences. 
It’s not designed to sell a product or to promote a lifestyle, and it isn’t centered around a visual art form or hobby. Nor is it constructed to cover news and relay my opinions about it.

Yet personal experiences, hobbies, lifestyle and news do get braided in, with a smidgen of humor, music, and short fiction. 

I consider the load-bearing wall of the blog to be the essays, with the animating principles behind them being:
Are these ideas both true and meaningful?
Salient for others and elegantly expressed?

Emerson is said to have greeted his friends with the question, “What has become clear to you since we last met?”

That’s what i propose to answer with each post. Sometimes it’s only questions that become clearer, rather than answers.

The hope is for one free-hearted writer’s vicissitudes, tartly observed yet sprinkled with fellow-feeling, to be a refreshment to others.

It’s October, so — for those of you this appeals to — i’d like to think it’s the pumpkin spice latte of your blog browsing. 

The rest can fill in the best meme for you.

8 thoughts on “What’s your blog about?

  1. What has become clear to me? That I love fellow bloggers and wouldn’t still be writing without them!! I would have given up. I find them all inspiring and refreshing so I DO think you are the pumpkin spice latte of the blogging world!! And thanks for that.

    • Ooh, challenging question, Jamison, thank you!…

      I’d have to say:
      “A living…” June 2015
      “Your inner explorer…” July 2017
      “Solo piano concerto…” January 2018
      “Heraclitus and social media…” December 2018

      (The one that garnered the most engagement was “Half a cup…” January 2017)

  2. Your writing about writing is superb! You are a pumpkin spice poet. It’s what I hope to do as well on my poetry blog, though I do get political sometimes. I have a quote by Yo Yo Ma on my desk that I hope informs my poetry: “To find your voice, identify the needs of others and represent them.” You do that so well in your writing. Thanks!

    • Thank you so much, Thom — what a high compliment!
      Best wishes on your poetry blog… 🙂 There is such amazement to the idea that expressing our *selves* can also represent the needs of others.

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