It has been about three years since I first started this blog. I’m not sure what my goals were initially, and I’m not sure if I have met them. I had happened to stumble across a book about blogging and shortly afterwards I was writing my first posts. Of course, I probably thought by now I would have hundreds of followers and turned my blog into a veritable side business with sponsors seeking to endorse my posts. If the truth be told, I rarely look at my blog statistics because there isn’t a whole lot to see. Regardless, I have enjoyed sharing ideas and stories with those who visit the site. My posts are now few and far between as work now consumes the majority of my time. In the past, blogging felt like a chore at times when I would try to post so many times in a month or attract so many readers or write forced comments on other blogs in the hope that I would attract more traffic to my site. Over time, I have learned to enjoy blogging rather than be a part of the rat race in the quest for more followers, visitors, and posts.
Besides that, not a whole lot is new or different. I did play golf the other day. While my score was nothing to write home about, I did have some decent shots. The abandoned tennis courts and lonely pool were likely signs of a prior country club. It seems like many country clubs and golf courses are struggling to stay afloat these days as golf is not quite as popular as in the past and other hobbies have taken the place of this pastime. I think this trend is somewhat unfortunate as golf has many benefits to include socialization, health, and fresh air. I’m sure the stereotype of golf being an elite white male sport has contributed to its decline. With all the backlash against the one percent and European colonization, I’m sure the masses aren’t necessarily lining up to support a game perceived to be so exclusive. No doubt, Tiger Woods did a lot to broaden golf’s appeal, so maybe his recent comeback will help the sport.
Well, that’s about all the news that’s fit to print from my life. Until next time, I will be trying to stay cool in south Texas.