October 14, 2016

10 Things I'm Thinking About, and I Want to Return to Blogging

10 things I'm thinking about:

01.  The election: making a case for the lesser of two bad options
02.  Mid-life crisis: what I want vs. what I need
03.  Religion vs. Faith: actions vs. belief
04.  Technology: where it is vs. where it should be
05.  Career choices: enjoyment vs. compensation
06.  Parenting: almost 10 years in
07.  The USA: end times or just a rough patch
08.  Work ethic: is it dead
09.  Morality: is it dying
10.  Truth: perception vs. reality

I want to return to blogging:

I really miss writing my blog.  And, while it's really just for me (because I don't have an established purpose, or audience, or skills in writing), it's good practice for what I do at work.  Writing is a big part of my duties again, and writing a good report about a given incident is crucial.  The reader needs to understand the who, what, when, where, and why, and they need to understand all the resulting actions taken.  I need to "paint the picture" of events that occurred.

The items listed above are some of the things I've been thinking about as topics for the blog.  It's interesting to me that these are not the typical topics I originally wrote about when I used to blog.  Most posts from the decade+ of writing I've done are on the topics of automotive, beverages, technology, the Bible, or random rants about this or that.

Above are some of my ideas for where I may focus in the future, along with my previous post titled: 20 Things Currently Annoying Me.  The latter would be the typical negatively themed topics James Guhn writes about.  I mean, if you look back at my Twitter feed, it's a pretty negative place.  There's some good stuff too, but there is a lot of complaining about how things should be or how they "could be better if..."

Currently with the shift work I do, there is a lot more time I could spend writing about all sorts of things.  I now work 4 days one week and 3 days the next, giving me 3 and 4 days off each week to sit around being lazy.  Instead, I could be using my time to improve my writing style, while giving my opinions with more details and depth that my 140 character tweets allow.  

Previous posts that still excite me are my "If I Were CEO" and "My Bright Ideas" post.  These posts, as examples, give me things to look at years later for implementation in reality.  I get to see how companies take these ideas (probably not from me, but their own research) and implement them.  Microsoft is an example of a company that seems to have read my blogs on what I'd do if I were their CEO (here).

But I digress.  I want to write more.  I'll say, "I'm going to write more."  I just hope I use my time to do this more often.  Stay tuned (he said to himself).