Probably Not the Blog You’re Looking For…

When I first started the blog, I had an idea of what I wanted it to be – something quaint, simple, and thoughtful. Something that didn’t rely on lists of Do and Do-Not’s, 10 Best Techniques of whatever. I wanted something personal and friendly, almost like a conversation with someone in your local coffee shop. Or a meet-up with a friend. Something that, at the very least, was consistent.

Well, here we are – halfway through my first real year of blogging – and I would consider this blog neither quaint nor consistent.

Rambling? Yes.
Simple? Probably.
Thoughtful? I like to think so.

The truth is, I had something of a chance of heart at the beginning of August, after celebrating First Harvest. I don’t want my blog to be just another author’s blog out there, giving out tips for writing scenes, or developing characters. There are far better and more qualified writers with blogs out there for that. I’m not that person. I don’t have a four-year degree in English or Creative Writing. I don’t have a dozen published novels or e-books out there for you to check out. And I may never have them and that’s okay.

I write because it makes me happy when I do. I write because I try to connect with people, places, and things that interest me, and writing helps me process and internalize those things.

There was a large gap in my usual posting because my concept of what I wanted this blog to be had changed and I was unsure how to move forward. Now, I have a better idea. It’s my hope that updates will be more consistent (there’s that word again) moving forward. There will be some difference in content, but the style of writing similar to previous posts.

There will be thoughts on seasonal things and nature, something I’m getting increasingly close to and aware of these days. There will be posts of poems and short fiction still, just as before, but there will be more personal non-fiction as well. Less emphasis on writing nuts and bolts, technique, but hopefully more actual writing.

If you’ve followed me this far, I hope you will remain. If you plan to leave after this, that’s fine…I understand.

Here’s to a new start and a better blogging journey…


  1. and says:

    hello. honestly i’m just like you. the reason i started this blog. i want to share what’s in my thought to the reader and hopefully it’s usefull.

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    1. jswhite says:

      Thank you for your comment! It’s nice to hear from someone who is new at blogging as well. I wish great success to you. 🙂


      1. and says:

        Thank you 🤗

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  2. Tommy Elf says:

    Naw…not leaving. I like your style of writing. Its better than a lot of my writing (which comes off like I am lecturing to a class – probably a result of my time in the college classroom for three years). I like your poetry too…just keep writing the way that you do. In my tiny opinion, its worth reading.
    ::hugs:: –Tommy /|\

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    1. jswhite says:

      Thank you for your comment. It makes me happy that you like my style of writing! Sometimes I feel like I try too hard to sound…literary, haha. 🙂 I look forward to hearing any opinions on my posts you feel like sharing.

      ::hugs:: right back at you. -JS /|\

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  3. I feel much the same about my blog. I have been going for over two years and am still finding my way since I am not out to copy anyone else. I’ll paraphrase one my heroes John Cleese here who said that “If you are doing something unique it will take more time to be appreciated.” Keep it up!

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    1. jswhite says:

      Thank you for your comment. It’s nice to hear from someone who is in the same boat as me. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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