Back in Business
Today X 365 works best when it speaks to the happenings of everyday life: of family, friends and common histories; of the old familiar media and politics we share, and of shared frustrations with the new in both groups; and finally of age, health, weather and living in New Mexico. That is generally what I had in mind when I launched 365 as a daily blog.
However I have gotten a little carried away with all manner of other things, especially books and travel. While book reading is certainly part of my everyday life, book talk just doesn’t respond well to daily snippeting. In fact writing about books—just like writing books—demands its own original narrative, focus and a whole lot of wordsmithing. It’s the same with travel writing…needs time and attention to jell.
Therefore, for the next stage of its life Today X 365 will stick to the personal and semi-personal—generally in short bursts of casual language and amateur photos. Book talk and travel tales will soon show up elsewhere such as in a books-only blog and postings in Social Studies for Adults: a Travel Journal (nesetm.com).
I am excited about a future where my excellent writing attracts a myriad of followers. Since I’m not quite there yet in the ‘excellence’ department, I know I must write and write and write in a serious vein, but surely it’s okay to have one carefree blog that is primarily for family and friends and an occasional passerby—that would be Today X 365.
Much of my everyday life happens in the little north valley art center where I work and which is home to much of what gives New Mexico the rich tastes and smells and sounds of Old Mexico…and makes this place just a little more interesting than your average old American state. Even in my present jaded state of mind, I do appreciate that.