|If blogging fails, there's still coffee.|
My day job is giving me an ulcer. Well, not quite, but it is certainly stressful right now. Luckily I've got a really good team I'm working with and they are certainly making a lot of progress. My fiancee's unemployment has just outlived it's benefits period and we've been struggling for cash quite a bit the last month or so. She's been looking for work but, times aren't as good as the government would have you believe. I've got a lot of other hassles I'm dealing with as well. I shouldn't be spending time blogging, yet here I am. Why? Shouldn't I be picking up a second job and working evenings or something?
Maybe. But as the adage goes, do what you love and the money will follow. Unlike my day job, which I must admit I do a pretty good job at, I love blogging, particularly about American politics, conservatism, and the economy. I'm still waiting for 'the money will follow' part. But I'm sure it will come at some level at some point. That's not my biggest motivation anyway. Blogging is quite often my golf. It's my escape into a world where I have some more insights than the average person because I have a more acute interest than the average person. It started with reading, listening and learning and it got to the point where I started questioning a lot of what I heard and read.
In any case, that's not my point. My point is that I'm motivated to share my opinions and get people to think about how they look at the world and to try to look at it through their own eyes, not through the eyes of some media personality or journalist. That's why I'm blogging. I'm pretty sure that I'm not making much of a difference (yet). But I'm motivated to make a difference and having written a few paragraphs, I typically find I'm pretty relieved from the stress of the day - at least for a little while. As a crutch for dealing with stress, I can think of a lot worse means. And who knows, every once in a while I might write something that actually catches some peoples' interest. That's pretty cool.
FOOTNOTE: My blogging has slowed a bit over the last two weeks, but I still am trying to post every day.