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Inquiry (pt 1)

When you're stuck, a good way out is to ask a TON of questions.  As you know, I'm deciding whether to continue this blog.  I'm going to answer some of the questions I asked myself in yesterday's, Decisions, Decisions post.  We'll see how many I get through today...

What's the value of writing a blog entry every single day?

My answer as of right now...I feel there are two values to me to blogging daily.  One is reflection.  Blogging daily forces me to think about my day and put my thoughts to paper.  I love that part.  I love thinking deeply about things that come up in my every day life.  The other value of blogging daily is heightened consciousness.  Blogging daily has helped me be more conscious (present/aware) of things as they occur, or right after they occur.  It's made my life more than just a hamster wheel.  Consciousness has changed how I approach life FOREVER.

Who am I writing for?  Me, my daughter, others?

The initial intent of me writing this blog was for me.  I wanted to continue my consciousness practice and I felt like it would be the accountability measure that I needed. With that said, I really want my daughter to know or learn the value of consciousness way earlier than I did.  (Not sure if that's possible.  I'm neither a psychologist nor a childhood behavior expert.  Don't know if she can comprehend some of this stuff at seven years old.)  To that end, I guess I write for both of us.

To complicate matters, I find it more comfortable to write to a broader, collective audience.  To an extent, I feel like I'm writing TO everybody else, but not FOR everyone else.

Is anyone reading my blog posts?  If so, are they getting any value?

I know that some people read my blog posts.  I am eternally grateful for those who indulge me by reading my daily musings.  Wouldn't be able to say whether readers get value.

Even if I do have readers, how much does that even matter?  How would it impact my decision?

Assuming I have readers, how much does it matter?  My immediate thought is that it kind of does.  If I'm being honest, what person doesn't like to feel part of a group or a sense of belonging to others that feel similar about a topic?  To that end, it would be great to establish a community of people that could possibly learn the benefits of consciousness and see how they may apply it in their own lives by reading my blog.

On the other hand, even if I do have readers, I don't believe it matters much because I don't believe it'll impact the decision to continue blogging or the frequency in which I post.

Tis all the inquiry I'm going to consider for today.

Be open to what comes.

Saturday Summary

Decisions, Decisions