Why the new name?
I am getting older and doing that is simply aging, something that everyone does, whether we want to or not – it is a part of the journey we are on. Hence the new name for the blog.
Why Start Over?
After 8 years of blogging and over 5 years of being a runblogger, I am starting over. Bogging about running during those years was a GREAT experience and I got to meet (IRL and online) some really fantastic people! Unfortunately, being a runblogger also forced me to focus so much on running that I neglected other parts of my life that I enjoyed and are just as important.
Which means this blog has no stated focus other than the thoughts of a spastic Jack Russell owner, who is going to be 60 next summer and might have the same attention issues as his dawg.
I will say this bluntly, I am not blogging for success (been there, done that), my primary reason for having a web log, is to get stuff out of my head, sharing stuff I find interesting, talk a bit about this getting older thing, possibly passing on some wisdom and if something happens in my life that I want to keep as a memory, it will be where I can find it to re-read.
Running will still be a minor part of my starting over, but not the primary focus. Although one thing will not change all that much, I am still a running shoe geek (have been for many years) and will do reviews when I feel like it, but not because I feel I have to.
I plan to keep my writing light and a little irreverent, but I hopefully will not let the “sailor” in me out very often. An important change and one that will be hard is that I am going to keep the posts shorter, much shorter and get away from those long-winded 2,000 word essays that I did so
well often on my other blogs.
Sometimes we go full circle with things and my blogging seems to have done that.
So here I am back to just having a web log.
It just feels…well right.