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Returning with a Plan

Well hello there, everyone. Yes, it has been a while since I posted here. Nearly a year in fact. That’s because I was unsure of what to say or when I could even fit this into my daily hectic schedule. Plus I’m no stranger to blogging. In the past, I maintained a couple different blogs. One was for writing, one was for fitness, one was for martial arts, one was for music. I could go on, but why bother? I don’t want to talk about the past; I want to talk about TODAY.

Okay…well, that is a bit of a fib there. I have to mention one more thing about the past, but then it’s all about today, okay?

The reason why I gave up on those blogs was because, for one reason or another, the flame went out. With writing, I no longer felt like sharing my stories online, and I didn’t want to write about writing because, let’s be honest, how many people can identify with those struggles? With martial arts, I felt a similar burnout. When it came to music, there were only so many developments I could discuss. For fitness, I was trying to use the blog as a way to extend my Beachbody business, but no one was buying, so I stopped trying to sell.

I think the real reason I fell out of writing blogs was because it became a chore to think of any content. It was also very limiting. People tell you to be super strict. If your blog is about fitness on Monday, then you can’t write about music on Wednesday. More time was spent on coming up with new topics than writing the blogs themselves!

That got very discouraging, so I stopped, but now I’m back, and I have better goals in mind.

Just write.

That’s all.

No limits this time. I mean, I would like to try and maintain a certain universality about my subject matter. After all, the point is to be heard, right? Otherwise there would be no point in posting here; I might as well just scribble in a notebook in my bedroom. However, even if I do write about my nerdy, niche interests, I will still try to tie them to a message that anyone can understand.

Oh, and if you like my writing in these blogs, then I have plenty of other things here you can read like novels, novellas, short stories, and poetry collections…although those cost, of course.

So look out, world. Here comes the new Steve Grogan blog.

2 thoughts on “Returning with a Plan”

  1. I just came across your blog post and you know…if writing becomes a chore to a true writer, it can be debilitating for sure! I write what I want, when I want. My whole blog is about…everything! It’s my “home” online. Everyone seems to have a blog for Business. Hmmm. It’s never been my thing. Though I understand it. But we artists, writers, creative folk, need to have an outlet and this is mine. Well, glad to bump into you on the interwebs. Hopefully I’ll “see” you again soon and read more. Happy Monday!

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    1. Carmen,

      Thanks so much for your comment! I know what you mean, and I am on the same page as you. I want to be able to write about anything, and now with a blog of this nature, I can! I look forward to reading through your blogs and finding out more about you.

      ~~~Steve

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