#SOCSunday: Out with the Old, In with the New

I’m on vacation and yet I’m never really on vacation. My computer, my phone – it all travels with me. I unplug here and there but mainly I like to stay connected. While I’m on vacation, though, I’m taking a brief break from writing and putting my energy into creative thinking and strategizing. I explain below.

Here’s my 5 minute brain dump…

SOC Sunday 2015

 

I started this blog almost 6 years ago. That’s like an ETERNITY in the blogging world. And it hasn’t really changed much in all that time. The focus has pretty much been my take on life, whatever it may bring. And I’ve wound up having a pretty good time. But if you happened to read my post last Sunday, then you’ll know that I’m right smack in the middle of my quarterly existential blogging crisis.

What am I here for? Why am I blogging? Where do I want this go?

I’m not leaving the blogging world. I know there are plenty of people that finish their run and move on successfully to a career in social media or marketing and never look back. No matter what I do professionally, I can’t see NOT having a blog. It’s just part of me.

But am I going to be doing this when I’m 60 years old? Doubtful. But I’m thinking about what the future will hold and where I’d eventually like to be. I’d like to create a space with potential for longevity and I’ve never been able to figure out what that looks like.

I think my dream of becoming an internet sensation with book deals and talk shows offers focused exclusively on ME is really just a pipe dream. (And no, I’m not really THAT self-centered and absorbed. But a talk show would be fun). So I’m thinking of expanding my horizons. I’m not sure yet. I have ideas but nothing worth talking about yet.

All I’m saying it that I’m in Florida, enjoying some sunshine (deadly hot sunshine), and taking time off to think about how I want to evolve. I don’t plan to do a big dramatic reveal but I expect that you’ll be seeing some changes as we head in to fall, which is the season of change, isn’t it? Funny how that all works out.

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This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Link back to this post (feel free to use the SOC Sunday graphic).
  • Add  your post below (be sure to use the permalink to your post, not your blog’s URL; and only NEW posts please).
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

Now…

Write your post and add your link!

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