Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The changing face of the blog

Hello Friends, visitors, those of you who took the wrong turn and now can't seem to get out of here....

I couldn't find a better cartoon to describe the changes I'm finding necessary in my blog. It is ironic in light of the cartoon, though, as I say that it's time for the blog - and for me as the blogger - to grow up. I mean that I need to look forward in my life, and the focus of the blog all too often was looking backward at the grace and wonder of a time that just no longer exists for me, and in some ways never did exist no matter how much I wanted it to. In forging ahead in my thoughts and even in my blog focus, I hope to find the grace and wonder of a time that WILL exist for me. Does that make any sense?

I know that some of you out there will have noticed that I've mentioned this before fairly recently - likely due to the fact that this is primary on my mind, but not sure of what to do about it. I also know that some of you will have noticed that I've made a recent change to remove some of the "blogs that I like" links. I sure hope that this is not something that causes offense. I will still visit my friends, and in truth I doubt you were getting much traffic from me.

As I look forward, I don't quite know where my blog will go. It's almost like I'm starting over, finding that certain things are now more interesting to me than they once were. I hope that you will continue with me on this ride, that I will still have things to share with you and that you will continue to help me grow as you did in the past. I've a long way to go and I dearly hope you, my friends, will ride along and help me through the bumps and pains.

I remain, your grateful co-paddler on this canoe of life;



Doug said...

It is good you are getting on with your life. too often people focus on what happened in their past and fail to go forward with their lives. You did a great thing with your blog writing about your past. now it is time to move on. I am looking forward to reading more.

randy said...

Thank you, Doug. I needed that encouragement today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy.
I have read your comment on "Milkboys".
When I read all these other comments, it is my fear and worry. Is this a civilization that wants to defend the right of the free world. Most amazing to me is that here "gays" are so full of hate and that the discussion is at a very low level. Are these the people who want to fight for equal rights and wants to work for better education of youth.

randy said...

Hi Nikki;
You ask some great questions. A great Man once said "condemn not for the mote in thy brother's eye when you have a log in your own"...or something like that. It is so much easier for us to be critical of other peoples and forget we are failing at certain things, too.
Thanks for writing.