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This blog is where I express myself to the world or at least to those who might stop by to read what I post . Maybe God will use what I post (I am a Christian and this blog will have a most decidedly Christian bent to it) to good effect in the lives of my readers.

I may turn some of my posts into a book. I may cease blogging here altogether. Who knows. But for now..I am content to post away in this, my own little corner of the world.

Rather than reading through my now lengthy list of posts you may wish to read what I consider to be my very best posts or you can just read the posts that deal with a single subject category that might interest you.

Please know that I am open to any input on any topic I write about. If you have something to say about anything you see written here please....feel free to speak up in the form of leaving a comment or sending me a PM (private message).

And if you are in San Diego and wish to meet the one and only Carlos (that's me )...drop me a private message. I always enjoy meeting one of my readers!



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Changing focus of my blog...again :)

Posted 02-28-2009 at 06:18 PM by carlos123

I haven't written a blog post in quite some time. Partly because I have been rather busy trying to make ends meet in San Diego (my new home). But even more so because my heart has been on other things than what I previously said my blog would be about.

I previously said that my blog would focus on describing the interactions I have with other people I meet in every day life. When I said that...I was having a great deal of interaction with others on buses and trolleys. Given that shortly after I wrote that...I had to cut back on my travelling around by public transportation in order to better use the money I had...I ended up...well...not having as many interactions with others and connecting with them on buses and trolleys.

I ended up with less to write about in line with my stated blog focus.

Also, for a while there...it was raining so much that I could do little more than stay cooped up in the trailer in which I live. With the result that I had even less contact with people in real life.

And even less to write about.

That is not to say that I had no contact with others for to the extent that I got cooped up I increased my contact with others over the Internet.

But the connections I made with others that way were not of the kind that I said I would write about...so I wrote nothing .

On top of that I started to realize that if I did not view this blog as an outlet to express myself as a whole...that it would fail in the long run, for I would not be motivated to write much in it at all.

There is a lot more going on in my life than just contact with others. As fulfilling as that is for me...my life, like all our lives, is a multi-faceted thing. Sometimes I feel sad or depressed. Sometimes I feel extremely happy and full of peace. Sometimes I just have a blah day. Like everyone else.

Again...not in line with what I said I would write about.

Sometimes I even have really bad days and not wanting to make it seem that God is not real...I have chosen to not write about those days either.

I found myself slowly but surely not writing anything at all to the extent that my stated blog focus did not allow me to express myself. Whatever was going on during any particular day.

So...my blog focus will change again .

In order for me to be motivated to write...I must be passionate about what I write. I must want to write and express myself to somebody. Even if that somebody is a hidden reader that may never comment on anything I say.

And if there is one thing in my life that I am truly passionate about it's my relationship to God.

I have tried to not bring God too much into this blog hoping that some readers who might not be Christians might at least come to see Him through what I write otherwise. Such that hopefully...they might move in the direction of coming to know Him.

But again...that has at times, left me without much to write about that I am passionate about.

Sometimes my passion revolves entirely around my relationship to God and what He is doing in my life and what He is teaching me.

Sometimes...it revolves around how good a pint of delicious ice cream is.

I have to write about what I feel and think, what I am passionate about, or this blog won't last.

I do hope to eventually move this blog elsewhere but for now...this is a good place to be at.

With all the above in mind my blog focus will now be...whatever I want to write about.

That will involve a lot of God "stuff". For that is indeed what I am most passionate about.

I promise you that my God stuff will be almost like no other God stuff around. I have come to believe that God has somewhat of a unique call on my life and to the extent that this is so...my writing about the things of God will not be your usual, get involved in a Sunday church, sit in a pew, read your Bible, and give 10% stuff that is sometimes portrayed as what Christianity is all about. Which it most certainly is not.

I may loose some readers over talking about God "stuff" much more than I have but, that is the price to pay for freely writing about what I am passionate about. Whether that passion involves God or ice cream or anything else on any particular day. I must write about what is going on in my life. What I am passionate about.

Sometimes that passion might even involve going off into a tanget talking about what I feel is the loss of freedom that we are experiencing more and more of in the US.

But hopefully...whatever I write, will be interesting enough to make for some great reading.

I am still really new at this blogging thing. It's rather strange really. To be sharing what is on my heart with others who I don't even know.

But it is also a way of expressing myself that I find tremendously fullfilling.

Maybe I will turn a blog into a web site. Maybe even use some of my posts strung together and make a book out of them. Maybe I will stop blogging altogether. Who knows.

But for now...this is a good place for me to be. It is like my own little corner of the world. Where I can write about whatever I want (well within city-data rules at least ).

I like that.

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