12/19/2014

Blog Update for December 2014






I wish I would have done a monthly update when I first started this blog.  As it is, I do one or two blog updates a year (at most).  As subscribers and visitors know by now, David's Musings is in it's winding down stage.  Sometime in either late March or early April, this blog will reach 1000 posts.  I feel that's enough for one blog. Also, on April 5, 2015, this blog will be 7 years old.  That is a Jurassic Period type age for a blog.  Most blogs don't last over 3 months.  I used to have quite a bit of activity here when this blog first started up.  Now, I get few in the way of comments. We have tried to make things as interesting as can be here.  But, apparently, people just weren't interested.  I confess, I didn't visit other blogs as often as I should have in order to generate more visitor comments.  We thought content alone would attract visitors who would comment.  After about the 3rd year, we didn't worry about getting comments.  Now, we just concentrate on content and if people want to comment, fine.  If they don't, that is fine also.  So, now with about 4 months to go before I take my leave of this blog, I want to say a few things that probably will be repeated in other blog updates.

To begin, this blog will not be shutting down!   The dominant theme here will be the highly successful Paranormal/Supernatural topic.  We will be accepting more stories since there will be at least two stories a month on this topic.  I have had to turn down many personal stories that I feel deserve to be published here.  I have been asked, in email, if I am considering putting all these stories into an eBook and publishing them.  That will involve a significant number of factors.  Not the least of these being the authors themselves.  That will be something we will have to work out over a period of negotiation.  I'm not sure how that will turn out.  As for me posting, my posting days are most likely over on David's Musings.  I have staff members who will post once in a while under my byline.  But, they will note it is a story by them at the end of the story.  Most of the stories will be, as stated, on the Paranormal/Supernatural topic.

I will be concentrating most of my time on my new retirement blog, The Retired Baby Boomer.  Unlike this blog, that blog does get quite a bit of comments and interaction among the visitors.  I encourage everyone who is close to retirement age, retired and just curious about retirement to please visit us there.  There is a lot of good information available both in the resources section and articles posted.  I currently have one other author who posts in addition to me.  I am looking for one more author to assist us.  If you have some sort of financial planning degree, you are especially welcome to join TRBB as an assistant author.  I hope to see you there.

As I said at the outset of this blog entry, this blog will be seven years old next April.  That seems almost impossible to believe.  It's been an interesting ride, to say the least.   I've been able to sooth the writer inside me.  I've been able to publish a novel in eBook form since this blog started.  I've been very appreciative all the encouragement I have received over the years to continue onward in my goal of getting "Diary:  Alone on Earth" published.  Again, we are closing on the 1000th post here and things will tend to change once that happens.

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