What is the point of my blog?
Today I sat down and tried to answer this question. Up until now, I’ve posted on all sorts of random stuff. Anything of interest, when I remembered, got logged. But shouldn’t a blog have a point? A reason for being? A place where you can interact with like-minded people? Maybe.
I have a lot of interests in life and the one that has lasted the longest is advertising. I’ve been in the ad biz for for almost twenty years. Crazy huh? I’ve worked at different ad agencies and have had different jobs but I never left the industry. Just thinking about that is like… holy moly. Why have I devoted such a large part of my life to advertising? Because it sucked me in. I became passionate about it. It wasn’t a job to me. And it’s fun as hell. Okay so the blog should be about advertising right? Eh, maybe.
Was there anything else that could grab me by the balls and lock on like advertising? Yes. Travel. Six years ago I began traveling again. I love it. I love reading about it. I love talking about it. I love planning trips and of course taking them. But is the hold it has on me quite like the hold advertising has? Maybe. For awhile it felt like travel stirred the same emotions inside of me that advertising did. I thought if I had to leave advertising, something having to do with travel could be the way to go. Doing what? I don’t know. The ad industry pays well. The travel industry doesn’t.
Last year, I discovered the joy of writing fiction, thrillers to be more precise. Yup, I dig the genre stuff. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I wrote. I read about writing. I tripled the number of books I read for enjoyment. It was now homework. All of my free time was spent learning what it took to write a book and get published. It still is. I’m just way more obsessed about it now. I wondered if this could be the alternative to advertising? Could this be the exit plan should I need one? I think so. I feel the same emotions inside of me when I was in my twenties working on a portfolio and trying to break into advertising. I knew advertising was what I was meant to do in life. Nothing else. Well until the whole writing a novel thing reared its head.
So I identified three things I’m really passionate about. I don’t want three different blogs. I just want one. Can all three exists happily here? Fuck I guess so. So expect to find posts about my journey to be a published author, my daily musings about life in advertising, and the offbeat journals of my trips. This is the trifecta of my life. My personal turducken. My three-headed bitch.