Good marketing advice says that you should focus on one niche and just blog about that. I’ve been trying to do that but it is not easy. The problem is, I’m interested in many, many things. Here are some, in no particular order: painting, color, fiber, beads, art, design, fabric, animals of every kind, environmentalism, recycling, clean water, clean air, clean energy, how & why Channel Island foxes are different from their mainland cousins, how amazing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major sounds (particularly the 2nd movement), geography, geomorphology, waves, cartography, swimming, body-surfing, the ocean, anthropology, food & hunger issues, Peace Corps, peak oil, really good food from any culture, dancing especially tango, cooking, baking, flowers, how beautiful The Last Supper looks on the wall of the convent of the Santa Maria delle Grazie, trying to comprehend the Holocaust, rural Third World development, social justice, human rights, rock art, bicycling, meditation, hiking, the mountains, reading well-written stories, listening for the 9/8 time in the sixth movement of “Supper’s Ready,” reading compelling non-fiction, telling awfully bad puns and jokes, giggling with really good friends, watching the Daily Show, riding a motorcycle, what it feels like to stand on the Pont du Gard, sayings from different cultures (e.g., a “lazy wind” is one that is so cold that it goes right through you – too lazy to go around you), cats big or little, what the difference between “i.e.” and “e.g.” is, how the brain works, how to do a training workout, making Excel spreadsheets calculate formulae, knitting, why trigger points work in massage, growing vegetables, planting an English Country Garden, how lenticular clouds form. Just to name a few. Here’s to being curious – it may not a good blog make but it makes life interesting.
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A woman after my own heart: Brava moltiplicita!
Love your new website — congratulations, it’s beautiful — will visit again soon –
Thanks Linda – I know you can appreciate this. There are specialists and there are generalists and the world needs both!