When I started this blog on March 2nd, I wasn’t sure what I’d write about. Or how often I’d write. I knew I wanted structure and I hoped setting up a blog would give me that. When I decided to do it, it was a pretty spontaneous idea.
I had done a blog a year ago–Pursuing Podcasts–for a class. My engagement faded when the class ended. But the class got me started and I learned rudimentary blogging skills. I had used the Lovecraft theme on the free WordPress platform for the class. Since I was familiar—although rusty—with it, I stuck with that rather than pick a new one. One less hurdle to slow me down.
As to a name for my blog, I wanted something different and memorable. I also didn’t want picking a blog name to sidetrack me from actually writing. So I used something I had jotted down previously that stood out from the rest of the names I had considered.
Yes, “A Musing Mind” did tempt me. If no one has grabbed it yet, it was still available on March 2nd.
Walk the Goats as a blog name is catchy, memorable and…vague.
It didn’t tell people what the blog was about. Given I wasn’t entirely sure myself when I started, what could I expect?!?
I played around with subtitles and a sidebar widget to flesh things out. Explaining “characters” and “personas” as a topic idea? Turns out it’s kinda hard.
Even with my explanations, I’ve had at least one person land on my page whose blog was about, yes, actual goats. Surprise!
Today I’m patting myself on the back for doing 50 posts. The WordPress announcement felt like an Award, so I’m treating it like one. Having the structure is good. I’m getting better at editing. I’m finding my voice. I’m having fun putting stuff out there.
I still haven’t solidly found a way to describe the focus of my blog. Which is ok. It’s a journey; a one-post-at-a-time journey.
And it’s great reading things by other bloggers. It’s like traveling, without having to pack a suitcase.
For those 48 followers who’ve signed up to follow me since I started and offer encouragement and support, thank you. And for those who show up occasionally, by accident or on purpose, thanks for being here.
I don’t post for the stats. But the stats do provide some sweet, additional encouragement. All enhanced by you.