For some time now I've been trying to find a way to work a blog into my web site, mostly because I wanted to play with a blog. I never found a satisfactory way to do it; I always felt the blog link seemed out of place on my web site and was not convinced that anyone who likely my site would like anything I had to say in my blog. My proposed blog was to be about the writing process but, aside from not being of any interest to the aforementioned web surfers, my postings always sounded forced and awkward, not breezy and conversational, as I had wanted. I attribute this to the fact that I knew (or thought I knew) I was writing for the people who read my site.
Last night it occurred to me: my web site shouldn't be a conduit for my blog, my blog should be a conduit for my web site.
This leaves me free to write the sort of blog I originally set out to write, a blog about the journey from enthusiastic amateur to paid professional.