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Getting to the point

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Interesting concept, getting to the point, one I dance around sometimes. Do I have to have a point? I suspect some days not. Some of the best writing doesn’t lead me to a specific point but makes me think outside a box and look at many points. Looking at other photographs doesn’t make me think I want to duplicate that point, it makes me say wow, I’ve got to try more but in my vision and with my subject matter and with my medium of choice.

Yes, it’s helpful to come to the point when debating maybe. It’s good to get to the point, on the plan of action. It’s certainly good to get to the point of your feelings about another person. You don’t have to share everyone and sometimes you might just keep it to yourself if there is a lack of trust for instance until it could be established. And if it’s someone you love make sure they know that point.

In the Town of St Michaels MD. Photo by Mike Hartley

Sometimes it’s about finding the right angle to make the point. As is in a lot of cases when I start a post, I see a picture like the one above, and a title or first sentence or paragraph just rolls out. Do they all make sense or hit the point? Probably not but it doesn’t deter me. I enjoy trying to create something that started out with a point but is still on a long journey finding it, or not. Like today’s rant.

I think there is an old adage “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey” that I’ll use as an excuse till I find my path and point. For instance, I just stepped outside the previous evening and I saw lots of points in the sky that took my train of thought in an entirely different direction.

But back to getting to the point. I guess the point today is finding myself. I was reading a post from the Art Of Blogging on using a tool to find my blog’s niche. The reason I do this is mainly selfish. It makes me feel better. I find it helps me think more positively. I know it helps me learn because it spurs me to read more. It helps me create more and hopefully have something in it for others.

If nothing else just my thoughts and pictures for prosperity for my family. I started out thinking this was a way to exhibit some of my photography but it feels like it can be so much more. I’ll leave the determining of the niche of this blog and my other work to others to determine down the road. Now I see it as a very open-ended tool to learn and explore.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The day is young, The sun has barely cleared the horizon. Time for bed. (I wrote this one around 7am.)
  • When you realize you can never do enough for your better half, and they for you, then you have something special.
  • Progress is so much fun you can start to lose sleep over it.
  • It’s interesting when you realize the phrase “time catches up with us all” is real and may apply to you also.

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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