“What Are You Going To Do With A Blog?”

   Posted by: Michael Bernier   in General

So, here I am writing my first blog posting. Just as the title says, I spent a long time thinking to myself, “Okay, you think blogs are cool, but what in the world would you do with one?” For the longest time, I didn’t have a clue…and if you don’t have a clue, you certainly don’t need a blog.

But, now I have a clue, and a blog to go with it. And it all came from listening to a song.

You’re probably wondering where the blog’s name came from. I was listening to music one day and came across a song by The Doobie Brothers called “Time Is Here And Gone”. This tune is a story presented from the perspective of a middle-aged man who is taking note of how much has changed in his life over the years, both literally and figuratively. Since I’m fast approaching my middle-age years, I can relate to this story very well.

And so, it is in that spirit this blog was created. My plan is simple: I will be writing about the memories of yesterday, the realities of today, and the dreams of tomorrow, all from the point of view of a person who’s about to reach the mid-point of his life. My goals are equally simple: I want this blog to be informative, thoughtful, and entertaining. I don’t expect to accomplish all three of these goals in every post, but I’ll certainly be trying to achieve at least one of them (if I miss them all, the posting would be utter nonsense anyway).

I invite you to come along with me as I ramble through the hallways of my memory, deal with the trials of daily life, and look optimistically toward the future. Please join in and contribute your own comments and thoughts to the discussion. I look forward to hearing from you!

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7 comments so far


“Approaching Middle Age”? “Approaching Middle Age”? You aren’t THAT much younger than me! How old do you plan to get?

Really, Congratulations on your first post! The site looks great. I look forward to seeing in what direction you head this thing!

March 16th, 2010 at 2:47 am

Hi Deneen, and thanks for leaving the first comment on my new blog!

As for ages, if I recall correctly I’m actually two years older than you, so I’m a little bit closer to those middle age years that you were thinking. As for how old I plan to get, I’d certainly like to reach 100; I think these days with all the modern medical marvels that goal is even more possible for a lot of people.

There actually is a plan for this blog’s direction, but like everyone else you’ll just have to wait and see what happens next!

March 16th, 2010 at 9:21 am
Beverly Turner

You knew I could not keep my two cents’ worth out of this! Sounds like a great idea. Write on!!

March 17th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Thanks for the encouragement, Beverly!

March 17th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
Julie Carriker

Sorry I’m so late to the party, Mike. This is a GREAT first entry. I also am eager to travel with you to the past, present, and future!

And as for middle age, I guess I’m the eldest of our SharedWords family, so I suppose I’m THERE. 🙂 I had a great grandmother who lived to be about 100–I say ‘about,’ because after a lifetime of lying about her age, and burnt cencus records, even she didn’t know how old she was–so I hope to make it there myself.

March 18th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Julie, you’re not late…I just got this blog started! Thanks for the encouraging words — I’m looking forward to the traveling myself!

March 18th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

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