61 Musings Revisited

The WordPress Daily Prompt for today is hindsightNow that you’ve got some blogging experience under your belt, re-write your very first post.  Wow, what a scary idea.  That was 234 posts ago and a lot has happened since then.

61My logo got a little spruced up.  The original is on the left.  I aged from 61 to 62.  No, I didn’t change the name of the blog.  I decided at the beginning that I wouldn’t do that.  I’d just let it stay at 61, a mile marker for where I began this journey.

I became a leading blogger on the world of introverts and went from a handful of followers to over 2000 of them.

I learned to have fun with my blog, and then I made it too much like a job and got burned out on it.  It’s taken me a while to recover from that.  I’m trying to get back to feeling inspired, funny and insightful.  I know I’ll get there, so please stick with me.

This year I want to add audio to my blog.  I think it’s much more personal if you can hear me talking to you.  Eventually I’d like to add video.

No, I’m not exactly following the prompt and rewriting the original blog.  I like it just the way it is.  This is how the journey began on October 26, 2013:

Here we go.  A new year begins in a couple of weeks.  A new year in my life.  I’m turning 61.  My loving partner, Cee, is challenging me to just have fun with a blog, to write about anything that interests me, to try WordPress‘ Daily Prompts, to hang out, enjoy life and just stretch a little.  She sees me being interested in so many things… with so many musings that I can share with others.  Musings about life in general, my life in particular.  Hence the name of this blog.

It’s a scary challenge.  My life has become so serious in the last ten years.  Sometimes I think I’ve forgotten how to have fun.  It’s time to change all of that.  To laugh and smile more.  To have fun being just a little silly sometimes.  And that is what I’m going to do.  Anything that catches my fancy, that grabs my interest, that tickles my funny bone, that makes my heart sing or my spirit weep is going in here.  (It is still OK to be serious sometimes.)

Welcome to my world.  Enjoy the ride.



Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

8 thoughts on “61 Musings Revisited

  1. I find the same as you that I’ve become so much more serious and forgetting how to have fun. I think some of it is simply our jobs and responsibilities, plus fatigue. My “word” in 2014 was to remember (to smile) and I was only so-so successful with it. Which was too bad, but that’s how life goes sometimes. It’s still a good word but needs more practice.


  2. Having re-read the original post, I wouldn’t change a thing, either. You have always been a clear writer, evocative and concise. Such a nice combination.

    In fact, when the essay suggested going back to re-write such a long ago piece, I felt terror at the thought of doing it myself!

    Love from your second-youngest brother.

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