I'm now about a month into this blog, and I still haven't found the direction that I want to go with it. An online journal is how I started seeing how I type much faster than I write, but now I feel the need to say more and take a definitive stand on some issues that I care about. I'd love to have the kind of blog that initiates discussion about these issues, but am not sure how to go about doing that. I suppose only time will tell what will come of this, but for now the online journal that 2 or 3 people peruse is going to have to do.
I stumbled upon a "how to blog" (or something like that) blog that recommended setting up some "ground rules" about what your blog will or will not be/do/look like. I kind of liked that idea because it gives it some structure, at least in my head.
So, here are the rules (for myself):
-I will not discuss political issues. I'm not looking to get into a screaming match over issues I have little control.
-I will not use my children or husband's name. I will not post pictures of them.
-I will not say anything derogatory about people that I know in real life.
-I will not "bash" other bloggers. Like me, they are putting themselves out there and deserve the respect that comes with sharing their views in a very public forum.
-While I am linked to the Amazon Adsense, I am not using that to make money. I like visual things, so if I can link to a picture to explain something, all the better.