Truthful Tuesday — Why?

Truthful Tuesday

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know why. He asked,

Why did you start blogging, and is your reason for blogging still the same as when you started, or has it changed?

I’ve been asked this question many times. But being the good sport that I am, I’ll answer it again.

I started this blog — This, That, and the Other — in May 2017 because I had retired at the end of 2016, and by May, my constant presence around my wife (i.e., always being underfoot) prompted her to say to me, “Why don’t you start a new blog?” I also needed a vehicle to vent about the horrible mess known as Donald Trump.

This blog isn’t my first blog, by the way. I initially started blogging in October 2005, as I noted here. It was more of a personal journal back then. I wanted to do some creative writing and to express my views and observations on life, politics, and society. When I expressed that to a co-worker, he suggested that I might want to start a blog. And so I did.

Now, fifteen years later, my blog is still about expressing my views and observations on life, politics, and society. Except now I also host a few prompts. See, I have grown as a blogger over the past decade and a half!

14 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Why?

    • Fandango September 8, 2020 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl. Me too…well, until the block editor, that is.


  1. Marilyn Armstrong September 9, 2020 / 7:39 pm

    Eight years ago, I just wanted to post some of the pictures I had stored up so someone besides me and Garry would see them. it evolved. Basically, though, it’s my newspaper column. I get to say what I want to say about whatever it is I want to say it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 9, 2020 / 10:47 pm

      And you do a fine job of saying whatever it is you want to say.


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