Change is in the air.
The garden tells me we are nearing fall.
The weather is turning cooler.
My blog may change.
My blog is a work in progress, just like this mosaic (picture taken earlier in August) in downtown Binghamton, New York, where I work.
I have been blogging daily for four years now (well, since late April of 2011, so it's been more than four years), and blogging since 2009. Of late, I haven't had the "bandwidth" (an expression a sister in law taught me) to post new posts daily. I've been including one or two "throwbacks" each week.
I've also had a somewhat unfocused blog for the years since I started blogging. My blog's title reflects that: "Ramblin' with AM". Not "Focused with AM". Not "Predictable with AM". I do have three weekly features, on Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday but they've been drifting a bit lately. My Civil War Sunday, due to lack of time in being able to research, has almost ground to a halt.
More and more I want to talk about my personal life, including my brother in law with a developmental disability called autism. I want to talk more about what it is like to age. I want to show some of the attitude I am developing. It's a good thing, this developing attitude - the attitude of "I'm 62 and certain things I am just not going to take anymore, because life has taught me that it is too short."
But I know talking about my personal life is not going to interest a whole lot of my readers. This blog is about my readers. I should be providing content YOU want, not what I want to write.
But it is increasingly hard for me to come up with fresh content.
Yet, I know a lot of my readers enjoy my flower photography, so I will assure them that the photography will continue.
So, I am not sure where I want to go from here. There's danger if I change what I have been doing with this blog, but also opportunity.
I just don't know how this will resolve, but when I do know, you'll be the first to find out.
And meanwhile, here's a flower. It's shy, just like me, but waiting for its moment. Its center looks like an eye playing peek-a-boo.
I wonder what it is envisioning for the future of my blog.