I read a lot of blogs. Someone once asked me what kind of people engage in blogging, and I really couldn’t offer a simple explanation. Maybe one thing we all have in common is that we are people unafraid to share our thoughts with total strangers. Beyond that, I’m not sure what makes us invest the required time and energy on this “hobby.” Sure, some do it for ad revenue, and some because they have a particular agenda they want to advance. In the beginning, the Coyote Chronicles was a place for me to rant about the excesses of the Bush administration. Two elective wars and a budget- busting tax cut for the wealthy was motivation enough. It wasn’t really supposed to be a political blog, but once some local aggregators picked me up there was no turning back. I had readers. Before long, I was making friends, and then MeetUp came along, and I was able to get to know other bloggers and many remain friends today.
I’m actually proud of the fact that I have been doing this for so long. Rarely do I go without posting for very long, though there are times when I must step back and clear my internal cache, so to speak, and just observe without comment. Sometimes, I may feel strongly about a given subject, but am unable to write a readable post about it and by the time I can, the issue at hand is no longer timely. So, there are gaps but by and large I feel that I can point to my body of “work” here with some pride and I make no apologies for the content or lack thereof.
On to 2012. Finally. What can I say? I’m happy to be alive and surrounded by family and friends and I look forward to another year of trying to make myself a better person. I’ve made some progress, I’m happy to report. There is still work to do. I’m doing a bit of consulting this year and I am excited about that, I’ve conquered some challenges here on the farm, and I am ready to apply my experience to something that does not involve tractors or chain saws.
So, I’ll stay at it in 2012. Hope y’all stick around as well.