Hello there! Hope all of you have been doing well. It has been so long since I published a post here that you may have been wondering what I have been doing lately. Well, I’ve been working a full-time job with ALOT of mandatory overtime from January through April. Then mowing season began and with all the rain Ohio has received this spring/summer the grass and native flowering plants (ok mostly weeds….HA!) have been growing so fast! With several acres of land to take care of, I’m spending much of my time just trying to keep up!
That being said, I’ve been thinking about blogging and what posts to write. When I first started blogging, I thought it would be easy to write daily and publish. Very quickly I found out that it takes a HUGE amount of discipline to make yourself sit down at your computer and work at home. It is very easy to say to yourself that you can write at the end of the day when you get done with work or finish chores. Well, by the end of the day you are exhausted and don’t feel like doing anything else. Would you agree? Another thing I discovered with blogging, that it’s best to have SEVERAL posts ready to go when you take your blog live. You can schedule posts to publish on specific dates and times, which allows you to focus on upcoming material without panicking about not having a post done in a week or longer. Now I could’ve just ended this blog and started a new one, but I realized I wasn’t changing the subject matter to something completely different. So, I only needed to modify my purpose for the blog and relaunch it.
My original blog purpose was to talk about weather features/events, forecasting weather, gardening, and whatever else comes to mind. I got to thinking about forecasting and how challenging it is to forecast for a small area, let alone an entire state or even multiple states. A friend was a broadcast meteorologist and had to forecast for about 100 counties that covered three states. He said it was difficult to put together a good forecast before going on air. Plus it’s really easy just to listen to your local weather station…radio, television, or app.
The weather today in Ohio is absolutely gorgeous! Gosh, temperatures have been in the upper 80s to upper 90s with high humidity for so long that this week will feel like spring. It’s wonderful to have my windows open and have the fresh air breeze come through. I will close now and wish you could join me listening to my neighbor serenading me with the whirs and hums of a gas weed trimmer as I try to write this post. I hope you follow along on my journey!
Take care my friends!