It’s been a few months since I’ve made a post on blog news, so I thought that I am due to make a “blog news” post.
I have two pieces of blog news.
First, there are two upcoming Tuesdays that I will take off from blogging: July 9 (the Tuesday after Independence Day) and September 3 (the day after Labor Day). I usually like to take Tuesdays off when they fall at or around holiday times—these breaks allow me to rest a little bit and allow my readers to rest a little too and spend time with their families.
The second piece of news is that I am now actively using my Pinterest account. I’ve always been able to use Pinterest through my Gmail account, but I have never actually put it to use. While a lot of bloggers seem to highly recommend the use of Pinterest, the main reason I’m interested in Pinterest is because it gives me the opportunity to visibly promote other posts and blogs I like in ways I’m not able to on Facebook, Twitter, or even WordPress. Basically, what happens is that I can create a “board” in my blog’s Pinterest account for blog posts that I like, and then I can “pin” those posts in that board. While I will definitely share my own content on Pinterest (as well as Facebook and Twitter), the biggest purpose of Pinterest for me is promoting others’ work. That being said, if people who are experienced with Pinterest have other ideas for how I can use it, I am open to suggestions!
So, with that, I wish everyone a good weekend!
Oh, and speaking of social media, here are the links to my Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, so please feel free to follow me on one, two, or all three forms of social media I currently use!
As many of my readers know, I made a post just a couple of weeks ago detailing my thoughts on the idea of re-publishing old blog posts.
Needless to say, I had very mixed feelings. On one hand, I
viewed it as an opportunity to share some old posts with my readers, many of
whom may not be familiar with my older content. On the other hand, I was
worried that I would be giving the false impression that I was publishing new
content when really, I wasn’t.
So, I decided to see what my readers thought.
Generally speaking, you all reacted positively to the idea
of my re-publishing old blog posts. However, what I found interesting was that
some of my readers made suggestions that went beyond simply re-publishing old
posts. In particular, some suggested re-publishing, but with more of an eye to
updating old posts to reflect how my thoughts have changed and/or how events
have changed, instead of simply re-publishing old content without making
So, based on feedback, what I will do is that I will
re-publish old posts of mine. The re-published posts will generally fall into
one of three categories: posts on matters that I think people need to be
reminded of (like emotional consent), posts that have become relevant because
of current events, and posts that need updating for one reason or another
(changes in how I think, changes with what’s going on in the world, etc.).
As to when I re-publish old posts, I have no set schedule in
mind, unlike for my regular blog posts. When I do re-publish, I will do that on
Fridays; however, given my busy life, I don’t think it would be reasonable for
me to have a set schedule right now beyond my Tuesday blog posts.
So, that’s pretty much it for now. Happy reading!
I hope everyone is getting off to a good start to 2019! As
far as blogging is concerned, I have gotten off to a good start myself, so I
thought that I’d highlight the good in my latest “blog news” post:
- I recently hit 1,000 “likes” for my blog posts! That may be a small number for some really popular bloggers, but considering that I only started my blog a little over 18 months ago, I consider that a success! Thanks to all of my readers for your wonderful support of Blind Injustice.
- I wrote a guest post on someone else’s blog! The other day, I published a post on a topic different from what I usually discuss; namely, I wrote about four amazing female race car drivers. Yes, I am a fan of motorsports (even though I haven’t really talked about it), and it was cool to use that fandom to put a spotlight on four talented drivers. Check out my guest post and the blog that published it, When Women Inspire.
Now that people are settling down from Election Day, and maybe gearing up for the holidays, I want to provide you all with two pieces of blog news:
- I will not publish blog posts on the following Tuesdays: November 13 (Tuesday after Veterans Day), November 27 (Tuesday after Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas Day), January 1 (New Year’s Day), January 22 (Tuesday after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), and February 19 (Tuesday after Presidents’ Day). These breaks (especially around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year) allow me (and hopefully my readers) to spend plenty of time with family.
- If I need to make a major change to a blog post, I will make the change and then announce the change through a blog news post. There has only been one time when I needed to make a change to a blog post: when additional barriers were placed on Native American voting in North Dakota. Hopefully such a situation (having to change a blog post because I discover additional injustice that is relevant to my post) will never happen again, but if it does, my readers now know how I will handle such a situation.
As I said in my previous blog news post, I am going to somewhat expand from the original focus of my blog. Namely, I will start to occasionally post on just actions that people may not realize.
However, I don’t want to start that series without any further explanation of what it’s called, why I’m doing this, what sorts of posts I hope to have, and what I hope to accomplish.
So, for starters, any posts on just actions that people may not realize will go into a section called “Blindly Just,” mostly because I feel that name fits in with the concept of posts being about just actions that people may not realize. It will be a section, just as “Racial Issues” or “LGBTQ+” are sections.
As for why I’m doing “Blindly Just” posts, the answer is that a lot of thought and prayer has led me to do this. In these thoughts and prayers, I decided that I should not only focus on situations where we or others are unjust without realizing it, but also situations where we or others are just without realizing. In other words, balancing the negative with at least a little bit of the positive.
As such, the posts I hope to have will highlight how some of us (or others) are just without realizing it. By writing these posts, I hope that readers become more aware of how some of us are, or can be, better agents of love and justice toward others and ourselves.
 I have no set schedule on how frequently I will do these “blindly just” posts. That being said, I hope to do a few “blindly just” posts a year.
 As I’ve said on multiple occasions, I am a believer in Christ. So yes, prayer went into this.