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I've long believed that the keys to a successful personal blog are to:

  1. lead an interesting life, and
  2. write about it in an interesting way.

I frequently fail on the first point, for my life is not terribly exciting. So I do my best to excel at the second. Hopefully, the fact that I have very few readers does not indicate that I often fail on that count as well. In any case, here's what I've been up to lately in case you're keeping track.

I'm wrapping up my third week at a temp job in Minneapolis, which is going fine. It's in a location where I can stand by a window in the early evening and watch freight trains eclipse the Minneapolis skyline with a sunset backdrop. That makes me happy. I take the bus, so I have been reading lots of books but biking hardly ever. I'm okay with that tradeoff. I went to a knitting party last weekend and later we had friends visit from Wisconsin and shared good drinks and warm companionship. Meanwhile we're buttoning down and nesting for the sudden winter onset looking forward to long nights of hot chocolate undercover cuddling. It may not be an exciting life, but it's a good one.


Lunatic Biker said...

Gosh. At least you satisfy one out of two. Well, according to you. I'm 0 for 2.

Anonymous said...

Nah, everyone's life is interesting. We all have to stop comparing our lives with others. What is not interesting about love, life, experiences, beer? haha. You know there is no right or wrong way to live life, except that we are all fallable and we should treat others with love and respect, and many people feel like their lives are uninteresting or uneventful. But we are all going through the same thing together: Trying to figure out the best we to live our lives. It's true.
Now the writing part... haha, beauty is in the eye of the beholder who feels like the person writing is a real person. I think we always have to try to look beyond the words on the page and get to know the writer of the words and the writer is worth knowing. Of course with Fiction, we are not necessarily looking for reality, but more for entertainment. So I think the story and how it's told makes a huge difference in the effect of the entertainment. But real life as we know it is much more interesting than fiction I think. Getting to know people through a blog is more interesting than reading fiction. So in a blog the writing has to be different. I feel to be a 'success' at blogging as you put it, the writer has to be genuine and honest about how they see life. And is that more for the reader or for the writer?

Anonymous said...

Also, we should talk on Saturday if you could swing by. That would be cool. I will be there all day Saturday. I think we will close down for Thanksgiving week. We all need a break I think. My cellphone is broken also, so you can email me until I get a replacement. Thanks.

Nathan said...

LOL - "long nights of hot chocolate undercover cuddling." I love the way that plays in the mind, alternating reading it with and wihout the word "chocolate". You naughty boy!

P.S. Should I be offended by the verification word "faeyg"?

25Mile said...

i love the title of your blog, i just started a new blog too. sorry to bother you