New Year Thoughts

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We are down to the last days of the year and that has me thinking. I started this blog on a whim without really knowing what I wanted to say although I knew the main focus was on ballroom dancing. At that time, I was prepping for a my first big dance event but I wasn’t in a real stable place with my dancing and it kicked up a lot of emotions I wasn’t prepared for.

So I used this as a place to dump those out and help sort through them. In retrospect, a private diary would have been a better option.

Like dancing, I can see why people give up on blogging unless it is connected to their livelihood. A lot of times (like now), I just get on and start banging on the keys and letting my mind fill in the spaces. But how long can you keep that up? How much do you really have to say?

Every so often, I look at my follower list. A random collection of people who, at one point, read something here they liked and clicked a button. So many are inactive now. Just another sign of how difficult it can be to keep something like this going.

Writing about my ballroom journey seems to be getting a little stale because, while some things change, the basic pattern doesn’t. How often can I come up with something interesting to say about the next dance thing? Not really sure anymore.

Where do we go from here? Well, where do I go since you aren’t going anywhere. But there is a large part of me that says it may be time to put this rest. Have though about blowing it up and starting over since so much of this is a history that no longer seems to fit. Like I’m holding on to the bad old days for some reason.

And why not start the new year with something completely different? Haven’t really decided yet but is on my mind.


  1. I have the same thoughts and feelings. This year, and especially the last few months, I’ve really tried to focus on what inspires me and do that, as opposed to trying to force myself to come up with something new or different or interesting strictly to inspire others.

    1. Lately, there have been too many days when I felt forced to do a post because I didn’t want to leave a big gap between posts. Which is silly but it makes this too much like work.

  2. If it helps, I stumbled on your blog a few months ago and have greatly enjoyed reading about your ballroom adventures as well as your miscellaneous posts about life.

  3. I’d argue that fewer posts are better than the feeling of an obligation to come up with something more frequently just for the sake of habit or duty.
    Then again, if you do decide to stop, I think readers will understand.
    I’ve enjoyed your journey.

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