I worry about going off-topic too much on my blog.
Yes, I know - just like eating too much chocolate, I could, you know, stop doing it, and then the worry would stop like magic.
But - also like eating too much chocolate - blogging off-topic is fun.
This is allegedly a books-and-writing blog. I say books-and-writing because I love books, but also because I don't feel I have enough unique things to say as a writer. I'm working on my second book, knowing that I will most likely never publish my first (at least not under my own name). I haven't had time to learn many lessons.
So that's my topic. Every book in the world and the process of writing books. You'd think that would keep any sane person busy for a lifetime, especially with blogland throwing up cool things every day that I can respond to and comment on.
Nope. Instead I have found time to blog about why being an only child rocks, reasons to vote in the Irish General Election (starring both of my grandmothers), Billie Holiday, Blackadder, Dublin (repeatedly) and bouillabaisse (my personal favourite).
That is part of the experience of blogging though. Kiersten White uses her blog platform to educate people about the dangers of ectopic pregnancies, and my friend Paul used his blog recently to express his thoughts on fatherhood and faith.
So overall I feel occasional off-topic blogging is good. And I sure crammed a lot of words beginning with O into that last sentence while still keeping it clean. . .