Skip to main content

My Blog Died

I had a blog that I kept for a couple of years, but it died. I got a bug in it and was unable to fix it. It doesn't matter. I was killing the darn thing way long before a bug got to it. I lost my motivation and switched focus so often that I was unable to keep up with it. Eventually, I got bored with the thing and by the time the bug got in it, I just let it go to its deep dark death.

See, I have many interests so it is so difficult to pick a topic. I love film and literature. I love politics. I am not a fan of mommy blogging but my family wants to read about my family. I also am living in a weird situation. I have in-laws who are all martyrs and victims yet have no problem attacking and teasing me despite the fact that I am one of the few who could help them. (they are fresh immigrants, I am a trained ESOL teacher, but they are too proud to ask for help. That is one example.)

I also have a passion for history and genealogy. Ever since I traveled to London two years ago, I have been fascinated by Westminster Abbey and its main builder, King Henry III. It is difficult to keep a blog on so narrow a topic. Genealogy also tends to be too narrow for an audience. Even most of my family members don't care. Both topics failed.

The only topic that had any success was politics, but that was difficult to keep up with and tough to weed out all of the trolls and flamers. It is very easy to attract trolls. Cooking was difficult and I am not too much into crafting. Not enough to blog about it.

Mommy blogging is sometimes fun, but since that is so much a part of my life, I'd rather use blogging as a way for my brain to think about other topics. My family likes to read about my kids though.

I guess I will keep it eclectic and fun and not too narrow in focus. I will write about my children and family, throw in a little cooking and crafting, books and film, and of course add a little history. I will try to keep it fun and of course remind the world that these are my thoughts and opinions. I am not trying to write a research paper.

I hope this time I will be more successful. Blogger is easier to use for me so that will keep away any compulsion I have about my old broken blog. Plus I will save money.


Popular posts from this blog

STUFF Clogging My Mind

I haven't blogged in a while. I never made it big in blogging and I never found an audience. I gave up and instead used Twitter as a way to express myself. I primarily used Twitter for about four years and even had my own little community. I had a few major retweets but was never famous or anything. I kept myself anonymous because I didn't want attention. I just wanted to express my feelings. A month ago I quit and it was one of the best decisions I've made. It was popular last year to say that 2016 was the worst year ever! It was a very strange year for me! I went through many challenges, new baby, c section, deployment, teenagers, a move, and ended the year losing my grandfather, I went into a deep depression and realized that I was spending sometimes 6-8 hours arguing with people on Twitter. I knew that couldn't help my depressed mood so I decided one day to quit. By day three I felt like a new person. I had more energy and I no longer felt hopeless. Instead of w

How to Attract Negative Commenters to Your Blog

I have been blogging since 2006 and one of the most interesting things is when this creature called a Troll finds your blog. A Troll is a bored scary little thing that goes through blogs, message boards, and You Tube comments saying mean, evil words creating a fight. If you've never had a troll visit your blog, it is easy to attract one. All you have to do is set a bait. Here is the bait that works the best. 1. Keep a "Conservative" blog. Extra points for being a member of the Tea Party. Trolls hate those who are Conservative and this bait successfully attracts the nastiest of trolls. Bonus points for misspelled words or bad grammer. You will suddenly get a comment about how Bush lied people died etc. 2. Write an anti- Obama post. My page views increased dramatically when I wrote a post against Obama, all were people trolling and questioning your intellect. It might not work as much now. Suddenly people will write comments questioning Bush or Reagan and how ra

Overprotective Mom's Guide to Pop Music this Week

I have 2 teens and so I try to keep up with what is going on in music. I want to know what my kids are listening to. I also need to be aware of what songs are playing on the radio while my kids are in the van. I listened to the Top Ten pop songs on the Billboard chart and wrote down my impressions of the songs. My son asked me one afternoon, "Mom, why is Ariana Grande walking side to side?' I usually don't listen to the words and focus on the beat and melody so I was surprised that he caught what the lyrics were. The song he is referring to is "Side to Side" by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj. I've heard that song around 200 times over the last couple of months. I just figured she was dancing with some guy and they were swaying side to side like you do at church dances. Well, I found out what it really means, prompted by my son's question. She's had sex with a guy all day and all night so she's so sore she walks side to side. (Vomit) Now I c