Has blogging changed? Are people no longer very interested in reading my posts? Maybe they prefer listening to my podcasts? Is it time to close up my blog and move onto other things? I pondered these questions in my last blog post.
I came to the conclusion that blogging may indeed have changed since I created this blog 5 years ago. But despite this, I’m not going to stop blogging. No, I still have some followers who like reading my posts, and I think I would miss writing if I concentrated only on podcasting.
I haven’t done much writing recently. Yes, I’ve written blog posts to go with my podcasts, but I haven’t done any writing for its own sake. I haven’t begun with a thought, and then explored that thought by writing about it. I’ve missed the thrill of not knowing where words will lead me. No, I don’t really want to give up writing. In fact, I want to do more of it.
The other morning, with these thoughts fresh in my mind, I had an idea. Perhaps I can create a new blog where I can explore thoughts and ideas without worrying about whether they’ll make good blog posts or not. I could just write and see what happens. And who knows? Maybe what I end up writing could turn into a post or a video or a podcast.
I got very excited about this idea. I shared it with my girls. Soon we were brainstorming possible blog names. A few hours later, I had a new blog and had even written two posts. My blog is called Stories of an Unschooling Family: The Raw Files. I imagine it as a behind-the-scenes blog. A companion to this blog. A workroom blog. It’s a place where I can write down my raw thoughts and see where they lead.
I love thinking about new ideas. My kids love pondering ideas too. We’re always discussing possibilities wondering if they’ll lead anywhere. It’s exciting chasing ideas into reality.
In this week’s podcast, episode 69, I talk about ideas.
I also talk about
- Gemma-Rose’s latest passion for writing
- how passions lead to ideas
- how an idea may lead to an income
- how we decide if an idea is worth pursuing
- unschoolers and entrepreneurship
- what kind of jobs my kids would like to have
- my son Callum’s recent visit home
- parenting adult children
- Australian history resources
- my new blog
- my newsletter
Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery DVD
Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery available on Youtube at time of posting
Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend available on Youtube at time of posting
Captain Cook, a book by Vanessa Collingridge
Australian History Timeline Website
My New Unschooling Blog
Stories of an Unschooling Family: The Raw Files
My Stories of an Unschooling Family Newsletter
Images: These photos were taken when my son Callum came home to visit and we went on a family outing to a train museum.
If you’d like to comment, please feel welcome to stop by. I’d love to hear about your own passions and ideas. Have they led to an income? Are your children interested in entrepreneurship? And what about adult children? Do you have any tips for parenting them?
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