Frustration

I am writing tonight because I want to have a blog; at least, in a very general way. I like the idea of a blog. I have read how important it is to have one from many sources. A blog can help me accomplish x, y, and z.

There are times when I have lots of ideas about what I can do and what I should be writing. In many cases taking the time to write a blog post takes away from the time I could be writing something else that feels more important at that moment. Sometimes it just leads to doing nothing, which is the worst possible outcome.

I am not feeling it right now. Could be a phase; could be insight. I am not understanding the utility of a blog in my case.

I can’t even say that it has anything to do with frustration. I know I do not have thousands of followers waiting for me to write my next post. That is ok with me. I do not mind shouting in an empty room.

I have read numerous books and watched youtube videos about increasing my audience. I don’t want to have to do all that work. Additionally, sitting down to write another blog post seems tiring.

I think I would rather be reading.

Introducing My Reading List

About a month ago I decided that I would start taking my blog more seriously. A couple of posts ago I figured out that I had written just over 50 post in the last 7 years. As you might have noticed I am not the world’s most prolific blogger.

Part of my goal was to start reading more books. Not just reading them, but finishing  them as well. I have read hundreds of books over the years. I read some all the way through; others I read only partially because I didn’t enjoy them or I found what I wanted and didn’t need the rest. I have never really kept track of what I was reading except in the chaotic recesses of my mind.

I have been doing well. I have read a book a week since I decided to make this a goal (this week notwithstanding, I have until Friday to finish my current book). I am quite proud of myself.

Last Friday I cam across this tweet:

I thought this is brilliant. So I decided to add a reading page of my own. I can only reliably go back to the last week of this past July, but you have to start somewhere. Please feel free to peruse my reading list, question me about it, and ask me about any weeks with missing books. Great thanks to Frank Chimero.