With work travel and the back to school hustle and bustle, I have had little time to sit down and blog. But then with work travel and the back to school hustle and bustle, I have had hardly any horse time. Since this blog is mostly a chronicle of my horse life, there hasn’t been much to share.
On our local chat group, Horsetales, we were discussing the change of authors on a popular blog; good, bad, or no opinion. Then the following was posted:
“I stopped reading most Blogs because I found that most eventually turn into an outlet for self promotion and congratulation for the writer, if not just boring blather - its a fine line you have to walk to keep them interesting and informative without running on like the dreaded once a year " Christmas Letter " that some people send out. Kind of like the bragging and rambling on that they would do if they had friends that they could tell that stuff to in person. But on a positive note. at least with a blog you can leave the page without offending the writer or having to make up an excuse..”
Knowing that I keep a website and have blogged before blogging had a name, this was close to hitting me with his best shot. Ouch.
Although I am thrilled that people do visit this page, I do blog for me. I enjoy writing about my horses and photoshopping pictures and telling stories. If I made my blog private and didn’t share it with anyone, I would still write. It’s an outlet for me like reading is for others. But for those who do tune in, I guess I am guilty of posting dribble when I have nothing horse related to share. It is like talking when there is an awkward silence. I am the person who can’t let that go on for too long. And sometimes, no matter how hard I try, I just can’t make that dribble horse related.
It’s fun, too, to hear from readers. And for those of you who have your own blog, I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through your own pages.
In the end, I guess I don’t like to see a stagnant or static page when I go visiting someone else’s blog, so I try to keep mine current; albeit it is sometimes reaching to find something equine to write about. But with my favorite riding season about here, it should get better. I hope you continue to hang with me. And if you don't, I'll still be here.... writing Christmas letters.