Writing a blog every day of 2020 – how it’s going – an update – part 2 – again

Some of you know that for 2020 I’ve been posting a blog every single day, sometimes twice a day for Out of the Wilderness. We are now late in November, only weeks to go and it’s been really fun to have this goal, AND be so close to finishing it! Along the way, I’ve written about TV commercials, politics, dating, having dogs, family, and so much more. Some of my favorite writings have been the satire, really just making myself laugh and challenging myself to write in the style of The Onion and Babylon Bee. It’s been a blast.

Below is a screenshot from mid-November for each month’s stats in 2020. I love how WordPress tracks so much data; what can I say, I can be nerdy about numbers sometimes. Since January there has bee a steady incline of views and visitors, a stat that makes me so happy! I just love researching and writing, but to be discovered by more viewers is a good feeling.

December is right around the corner and it’s really anyone’s guess as to what I’ll be writing about. Perhaps it will be more of the same, and I’m perfectly OK with that. Thank you to everyone who has read even one of my posts, and an extra big virtual hug to those who have subscribed and checked back often for posts each day. Y’all are awesome!

-Out of the Wilderness

How I pick what to write about each day

Every now and then I’ll get asked a question that I sometimes have trouble answering. It’s actually funny to me because I’ve seen a trend in my life that goes right along with the subject matter in Out of the Wilderness…. and it’s this:

Everything.

Now, you might be asking yourself, “How is ‘everything’ a trend in his life?” Well, to be totally honest I haven’t thought through the details of this post so just hang on and we’ll get it to make sense together mmmmmk? (hopefully)

woman illustrating albert einstein formula
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Take the work I do for a living. I was once employed in a more traditional workplace where my hours were set for me and each day I had to fill out a timecard. Nothing wrong with that at all! But at this point in my life I’ve discovered having a variety of work fits better. I edit videos. I dog sit. I drive for Amazon and a few other delivery services. I check black boxes in crashed vehicles.

I say all that to now say this… my blog is about whatever is going on in my life at the time. If not that, it’s random thoughts crossing my mind on any given day. Or it’s about music. I love music. In fact, check out this post when you have a second…

Interesting facts about a few of your favorite music videos

This is the point where I admit there are a few things I don’t write about. I love sharing personal things with you but there’s a line I don’t cross often. Dating, for instance. I’ll write about it but in those cases, it’s typically about a past relationship, or at the very least disguised as a metaphor. I’m not good at metaphors so most likely, any woman I write about is safely in the rearview mirror. I’d love to divulge more personal, current notions and even some of my fears and successes when it comes to dating, but I believe most of that is private when it’s still happening. I hope that makes sense.

So to answer the original question… “What do you write about?” I guess my answer would be…

Yes.

-Out of the Wilderness