I strolled around Cave Creek Arizona yesterday and took a few snapshots. Cave Creek is a gritty little tourist town that consists mostly of tourist shops and exceedingly large saloons.
Since I haven't been doing much of anything lately except resting up from the hectic holiday season, I was having trouble thinking about something to write about today because other than driving over to the little tourist town of Cave Creek yesterday, there hasn't been much going on in my life.
But since not having anything to write about has never stopped me from writing before I figured I would just write about the first thing that popped into my mind. And since I was thinking about how I had nothing to write about the first thing I thought about was my blog, so that's what I'm going to write about today.
When I started my blog it had one purpose, which was to keep my family informed about what was going on in my life and where I was currently located. It wasn't meant to be interesting, entertaining, or even coherent, and I'm proud to say after two years I haven't wavered from those guidelines.
But what I didn't realize when starting this blog is how much it would come to be such a big part of my life. Initially I didn't think it would be any part of my life. I thought every once in a while I would write that I'm in a warm place and here's a picture of a cactus to prove it, and that would be all until I moved again.
But somehow and for some reason the Blog slowly crept into my life taking up more and more of my waking hours with its voracious appetite for an unending and insatiable supply of words and pictures..... Wow! That sounds pretty melodramatic for a guy that sits in his easy chair for eight hours a day.
Actually I've come to enjoy my blog over the years and it's mostly because of my readers. I feel a kind of kinship with other people who are full timers, want to be full timers, or just dream about full timing. I've been in all three of those positions and I know how they feel.
I think mostly my blog's been a big benefit to me because it not only gives me something meaningful to do but it gives me something to think about that's happening in the present and may happen in the future. As you know a lot of us geezers tend to dwell on the past, simply because we have more past than future to dwell upon, but my blog helps me stay more focused, and therefore enjoy, what's going in the here and now and what I will be doing a week from now instead of endlessly reminiscing about how wonderful things used to be until all these young whippersnappers messed it up. [Which by the way they did]
So despite the fact that some days I can't think of a single thing to write about, and have to stick my camera out the door and take a picture of the sky just to have something to put on my blog, I still feel that having a blog has been beneficial to my life in several ways and would highly recommend giving it a try to anyone who's been considering it. After all what's the worst that could happen other than looking like a fool in front of the whole world.
Cave Creek which is just a little ways down the road from Carefree, which I visited a while back, is the exact opposite of Carefree. Carefree is fancy and hoity-toity. While cave Creek is gritty and grungy without a toity in sight.
Cave Creek is a cornucopia of knickknacks, dust collectors, tchotchkes, doodads and gewgaws. And also a few things you would never consider buying.
You won't starve in Cave Creek but your arteries are best left at home.