Friday, February 2, 2018

The Rebirth of a Blog

Like a lot of dudes, I spend huge chunks of my time thinking about politics and sports. Huge chunks.

Another thing that really engages me is "nature stuff" and outdoor activities, including, but not limited to, camping and beach outings.

And I really, really like to blog.

Well, in blogging--as in life--how effective we are with our tasks often comes down to a matter of focus. For the last two years, I've been using my blog hosted by the folks at to cover all the stuff I care about.

And while that seemed cool to me, it's also true that readers generally go to blogs for one or two things. I'm really into outdoor activities, camping and nature photography in particular, and the majority of my Wordpress postings plowed that fecund furrow. I'm pleased with the results I've gotten "over there" with that as a strong focus.

But I think it's safe to say that most of my Wordpress readers don't care at all about politics and sports and when one of "those" posts hits, their main reaction may be to wonder why they're following my blog at all.

That's not a good thing.

I've had this blog for much longer than the one on Wordpress but it has pretty much been lying dormant since I clicked it into being almost exactly six years ago.

Sometime in the last month or two, I realized that this long-neglected tiny outpost in cyberspace should be the one where I cut loose with the political and sports-related stuff and narrow the focus even more tightly on "nature stuff" over on the other blog.

So that's what I'm doing.

I'm going to import some the Wordpress posts about politics here, but if you look at the dates, their subject matter will seem a bit stale even though I first published them in a timely fashion. Though that may seem kind of strange, I want them to "live" somewhere in cyberspace and that will give me the option of hiding or deleting them over on my other site where they were actually born.

If you're a treehugger like me and love outdoor stuff, feel free to visit that blog; just follow this link.

If you're into politics and sports, this is a damn good spot to hang out! 

Political animal and sports nut, I am,

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

Note: when I import posts from the other site, I'll show the dates they were originally published, but they'll display the dates that I imported them here. I know it's a bit confusing. I'm just trying to get posts with similar subject matter thrown into appropriately-marked buckets!

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