A thought, an idea, an action…
Today a thought passed through my consciousness, that one thing that I believe I truly do very well is write. So, the question followed, what can I do to capitalise on this talent?
One idea is to write a blog. I would have to spend quite some time researching any subject that I would write about, because as strong as the opinions I hold are, so lack I the education that should be their foundation!
Of course, one does not simply write a blog. One writes about something, standing upon some or other figurative, presumably digital, soap-box, and has some or other crowd in mind that one hopes to harangue.
Some bloggers, or commentators, or influencers, who have risen to prominence in this digital age, are experts (real or imagined, self appointed or recognised) in some specialised field or another, and confine their elucidations to this sphere of expertise. Others draw from the endless stream of topical information flowing from the myriad sources that the electronic media, social networks, news services, radio, television, and sometimes, simply old fashioned gossip, bring to us, some droplet of thought, and expand upon it, observing, judging, proscelytising, rabble rousing, pursuing their agendas, vilifying, casting aspersions upon, satirizing, ridiculing or simply trying to provoke mirth at it.
So watch this space. It’s getting late now, I’m and I have yet to develop the idea of what I will write, where I will publish it, how frequently or how deeply I would seek to dive into whatever thoughts I might seek to examine. But the seed is sown. I shall fertilize and water it, and who knows what might germinate and grow from this small start?