Posts Categorized: Blogging

The heck with going green

Starting off with a Captain Obvious statement: the internet is vast. Sites, blogs and comments fill the bandwidth. Getting noticed is the key goal for many, but for me, I’m now saying the heck with going green. The heck with topical headlines Thanks to some software added to my website, my blog posts can now… Read more »

Writing on the road once traveled

writing on the road once traveled - finally writing up my 2 1/2 month super road trip, the GNABRT

Yep. Finally. Gonna do it this time. That Great North American Baseball Road Trip I drove back in 2015, I’m going to write the whole blamed thing up at last. Following is how I will tackle writing on the road once traveled. What exactly is #GNABRT? As a refresher (and for you newbies), when I… Read more »

The mystery of the disappearing blog

the mystery of the disappearing blog explains why I haven't been posting

Okay, we may be done with the overall ennui posts, but there’s still some housekeeping to do before we hit full JMD stride in Ramblings. With that said, let’s discuss my reasons for the mystery of the disappearing blog. How hard can a little writing be? Fair question. First off, it’s not that little. Over… Read more »

My never-ending battle with ennui, part 2

This is about how I look when losing my never-ending battle with ennui

Welcome to the second half of my overly long return to blogging…and active life in general. This is my never-ending battle with ennui, part 2. I’m forcing you to go through these “introductory” blog posts before we get to the good stuff. Admittedly, that’s a relative qualitative statement, but, hey, you’re here reading this. As… Read more »

What are you prepared to do?

Waitaminute! Isn’t this post three days late? What happened to Friday? I’m lazy? Well, also, I want to hit the right note for the finale. So, read on for the end to “Creative Week”. A post I affectionately title, “What are you prepared to do?” Time to let you in on a little secret: this… Read more »

I have no idea what I’m writing

In the penultimate post from “Creative Week”, we continue to talk writing. As you will see, however, much of the time, I have no idea what I’m writing. So, let’s set the wayback machine to almost 10 years ago. Gosh! I can hardly believe it’s been that long! But, there it was, “Black Monday”. My… Read more »

It takes more than good material

I’ve got some great blog post ideas. I had all of them yesterday, too, when I decided not to post. And, I’ll still have them tomorrow, when I’m finished with this “post”. Because, it takes more than good material. Yes, some distractions came up yesterday. No, none of them are really why there isn’t a… Read more »

The mysterious return of the mixed blessing

Despite all the recent turmoil over Facebook’s responsibility and transparency, that’s not the hottest I’ve been about the social platform. Nope, I’ve had more pressing personal and professional grievances. Unexplained changes vexed me. And now arrives the mysterious return of the mixed blessing. I can take you back to just a few short weeks ago…. Read more »

Upon which side sit my better angels?

Producing a blog can be a reasonably comfortable affair. Even those, like mine, that attempt to create a new post every day. Unlike mine, though, many of those blogs stick to a single subject. The dilemma in a rambling blog like this one is the debate over what subject matter should be included. And that’s… Read more »