Blogging

I just got home from a nice long visit with my best friend. She brought up all kinds of interesting subjects and we had a really good conversation. We spent 5-6 hours talking about current events, politics, sociology, philosophy, history, religion, sex, etc.

We talked about all the things you’re not supposed to talk about and we still ended the evening as good friends. I drove home tonight thinking how much I miss that.

How about you? Do you ever miss having those kinds of talks? Or are you satisfied just talking about nothing but the usual: sports, kids, weather? Nothing too controversial? I get so bored with that stuff!

I had hoped to get more of that sort of thing going on here. I really enjoy meeting people here from all over the world. I know I’m not always the most punctual on the replies, but I do try to answer every comment as soon as I can.

What I’m curious about here is: what do you all like about this blog? What do you get out of it? What would you like to see more of? I’d really like to make my blog better and be able to get more involved with people, but I’m not really sure why people come here in the first place. I guess that’s probably because I blog about so many different things. 😉

I’ve always meant to make this blog into a place to share things. Things I find interesting and hoped others would too. Things like traveling, boats/ships/sailing/working at sea, good books, movies, music, food, drinks, astronomy, science, history, philosophy, politics, photography, etc.

Is there something someone out there would like to really get into here? Anyone have anything they’d like to share here? I’d like to hear your thoughts.

I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

Thanks!

4 thoughts on “Blogging

  1. I like your variety of topics and that you’re not afraid to tell it like it is. More of tales of your sea adventures would be great. I’d love to know about places you’ve seen and life aboard a ship. Keep up the great posts!

    • Thanks for the feedback Penny. I’ll try to post more sea stories for you. I do have a lot of them. It seems harder when I haven’t had anything recent.
      I did just post one about the voyage (so far) on the St Louis Express. I’ve never been on a container ship before. I think I would really enjoy it IF I were sailing as just a regular (watch standing) AB instead of AB Maintenance. Big difference in the workload (and those cranes!!!)

  2. I enjoy the myriad of things you post about. Lately I try to stop in more often to see how you’re doing.
    I always see you on Cid’s LinkedIn asking him about jobs. We aren’t connected but have mutual aquaintances.

    I like Maritime related stuff, it’s what I do too though I’m not on the wet side of the business except for trials and evaluations, so sea stories are great.

    • Thanks for stopping by Jay. I’m glad you find my posts interesting. 😉
      Yes, I ask Cid about work when I see him post. For some reason he never answers me. I even stopped by HOS when I was in NOLA for the workboat show.
      I got to talk to Harvey again but again, I’ve already lost contact with him. I would really, really like to get back to a ‘real’ job where I can at least use SOME of my 40+ years of seagoing experience.
      If you’re on linkedin, we can link, just ask and I’ll accept.

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