Blogging Anew

When I first started this blog a few years ago, I thought I’d write about my adventures — perhaps a bit of travelogue, how-to, and tech tips thrown in. It turns out I wound up not having enough to write within that narrow vision. Looking over the archives, it seems I’d been averaging only a few posts per year.

It’s not that I had nothing to write so much as I didn’t want to get too far off-topic. But what good does that do if it means I hardly write anything at all and my blog gets neglected?

I read a post about a month or so ago — 15 Reasons I Think You Should Blog by Joshua Becker on Becoming Minimalist — that really made me think about why I started blogging and why I should keep doing it.

Then just the other day Gip Plaster of So Much More Life posted Focusing Passion Means Opening And Closing Doors. Got me thinking that maybe I can change or even broaden the focus of my writing here. After all, it’s  my blog; why shouldn’t I write about whatever moves me to write?

While you’ll still be able to come here and read about mobile and small living, you might be just as likely to be reading about ham radio, technology, music, computers, my opinions on politics or current events, or anything else I feel passionate enough to write about that day. Or that week, anyway. I’ve made a commitment to myself to post at least once a week, but to allow myself to write as often as I like.

Time will tell if I find a new focus for this blog, or if instead it becomes an entertaining potpourri of all my varied interests and passions. In any case, I hope you stick around and enjoy my “New And Improved (Now With Even More Content!)” blog.

In celebration of my “new” blog, I’ve added email and RSS subscription links for your convenience as well as a blogroll of sites I regularly read and am often inspired by.

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6 responses to “Blogging Anew

  1. Thanks for the mention. I’m looking forward to seeing where you blog takes you, and I’m signing up by email now.

    You’re a good writer and I always appreciate your thoughtful comments on my blog, so I expect you can build something great here if you want to.

    Gip

    • Mike | HomelessOnWheels

      Thanks for the comments and subscription, Gip. I’m also looking forward to where this takes me.

  2. I think the idea of a “potpourri” blog could work extremely well – not sure there’d be a good way for you to monetize it, but it doesn’t sound like that’s your goal.

    Write your stuff, throw it out there, and who knows? Maybe after a little while you’ll find a direction to focus your energies.

    Go get ’em!

  3. Mike | HomelessOnWheels

    You’re right, Robert, monetization isn’t really the goal. Not that it couldn’t happen, nor would I mind, but for now the task in front of me is to just figure out where this is going. The more I write I imagine the more everything will come together.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  4. i think if … as ‘they’ say in the blogosphere, that you need to find your niche, that you already have! very exciting, what you’re doing. definitely out of the mainstream, which is always interesting to those of us less brave. you have a good voice, mike. just keep on keepin’ on. we’re out here!

    • Mike | HomelessOnWheels

      Thanks, Tammy. It’s always good to know that my writing is finding readers.

      – Mike

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