Day 68 of walking

These red flowers remind me of the year I tried to wear bright pink sneakers on my walks. The sneakers appeared so vivid in pictures that I had to research how to take pictures of reds outdoors. I read something about the sensors in our eyes and camera exposure, meters, and channels. I exchanged the pink sneakers for boring gray. I didn’t want taking pictures of my walks to become that complicated.

I was too tired to blog about my walk last night. If I was still on Instagram, I would have posted the above picture and put “Day 68” as the caption. Easy-peasy. I can still do that here, but there is something about blogging that makes you think you have to deliver something important, possibly life-changing. I debated waiting until Monday. I thought about what I would write, and decided I couldn’t just post my picture, especially since the reds were too vivid. Then, I realized that I was making it all too complicated. Blogging can feel like taking pictures of red flowers outdoors: way too complicated and not worth the work when there are easier subjects that are just as pretty. Blogging can feel that way, but it isn’t.

I’m still trying to figure out what I am doing here. Writing 200 words takes an eternity and my pictures aren’t that good. I keep going for a couple of reasons. One, it’s good for me creatively. Writing 200 words should not take an eternity. I’m out of practice and have trained my mind over the years to think and write in captions. This horrifies me. Two, I remember the days of early blogging when we all wrote about nothing and the pictures were absolute crap. I miss those days, and I’m determined to bring them back.

See you Monday.

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  1. So glad you’re writing again! I’ve stopped reading blogs almost entirely, but yours is something special 🙂

    • Aw, thanks! I would make the smiley face emoticon, but it’s also super special that emoticons turn into word scrabble in every comment thanks to my new blog theme. So annoying. As it the lack of customer service by the theme developer, but oh well.

  2. I miss the days of crap pictures and good stories. I’ve found a few blogs that have good pictures and great stories recently that just write and I like them now as much as I did in 2007.

  3. As a reader, I miss those blogging days, too. Your blog has always been a breath of fresh air and truly authentic. Glad you’re back!

  4. I’m glad you are blogging (and walking!) again, too. I always enjoy your posts and was happy to see the first post come through after several months. 🙂

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