My new blog…

Every time I start a blog (this will be my fourth attempt to get it “right”) I’m reminded of some words from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something.  He writes because he has something to say.”

My past attempts at blogging, in retrospect, have been attempts to force myself to say something, whether it was about movies and pop culture, or considering my last blog, a spectacular failure of an attempt to write about the daily goings-on of my career as a teacher.  Looking back on those entries, I think I managed to sound like I hated what I do, which is ridiculous.  I can’t imagine NOT teaching.  But it’s not something I apparently have  a lot to say about.

This blog, I hope, will be more successful, as it’s not going to attempt so specific a focus.

God, I hope I have something to say.

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3 Responses to “My new blog…”

  1. bigredpoet Says:

    I like your new digs, my friend. The title is cool, the header image is cool, and the Fitzgerald quote is double-cool.

  2. The Storm Says:

    I find that when I try to post because I want to post, then it’s a lame post. When I am excited about what I have to post, then it’s much better. Glad I’m not the only one who suffers from this.

  3. I love to read what others write, but I feel like I NEVER have anything to say. I admire those who can write for others to read, but I’m afraid I’ll always be too afraid to write for myself. Always the editor, never the author.

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