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I was getting lazy in my writing.  I know its hard to tell being I’m such a hack at it in the first place. I was trying to come up with ideas to write about on the fly, sometimes a photo I took would inspire a thought, I was cramming a lot of creative time into the same production time, I would let a less than perfect day make the experience difficult to write or not enjoyable. I wasn’t going back to my drafts folder and expanding on some ideas I’ve had previously. I wasn’t taking the time to explain my thoughts or ideas.

Apples an Jelly
Photo by Mike Hartley

I could go on with a long list of stuff I wasn’t doing. I haven’t studied the art of writing even though I’ve been around them all my life. Maybe failing English in 9th grade was a signal. Nah really it’s because I didn’t like the time the class was and it was fun cutting it. Caught up with me though.

In other words I’ve got a lot of rough edges to straighten out. I’ve been tinkering at writing for some time now and I’ve got to start putting some more thought and effort into it. So here’s a promise to try to be a better writer with more interesting thoughts to share.


Started the day off thinking about how I enjoy answering the questions that are posed on the blog Pointless Overthinking. It causes me to reflect internally a lot. I like improving and some of the question and answers really give you ideas and perspectives. Sometimes I learn by how others look at things in both a positive and negative way.


Random Thoughts of the Day

Email used to be an indicator of how busy it was at the office. Now its the dozens of chat rooms I have to follow also to keep up.

I saw a headline today that says beer prices could double because of climate change. Now there is an issue that will grab the people’s attention on climate change.

The NBA season has started again. And soon comes my favorite, college basketball. Life is GOOD.  Go Terps

Families are funny. Some are not funny ha ha. Some are funny, holding my side laughing. But they are still family.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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