Saturday, February 21, 2015

Getting it going again

Reading blogs is addictive, don't you find?  Find a good blog and you go back just about every day hoping that there will be new content for consumption.  Read it, then go on to the next one.  How often does the content make you stop and think before going into your favourites tab and click on the next destination?

I surf for new blogs, mostly model railroad related, all the time.  There are relatively few thoughtful, interesting pages out there.  I think I know why.  It's quite difficult to write something new and refreshing on a regular basis.  This must be what journalists go through, having to come up with tomorrow's story today, day after day.

There are actually many things that pop into my head to write about all the time, but how many are worth keeping for posterity?  And if I took the time to document them all, well, I wouldn't end up doing much modelling, would I?

Actually, keeping my phone handy may just be the right thing to do.  You see, if I'm trying something out, perhaps writing about it will keep me focused enough to see the job to completion.  To meet my editor's deadline, so to speak.

And I say phone because the iPhone 6 Plus I picked up today is practically a tablet, and with built in HD video and camera, I have everything I need to out a blog out regularly.  Isn't that the idea of technology, to enable us to do more?

So tomorrow, when I put together a battery slug locomotive and switch some cars on Pine Street, perhaps I'll see it through to completion and there will be some documentation of it on my blog that just might be useful or interesting to someone else out there.  And that little act will help me to get the modelling going again.


  1. I find that blogging is a great way to push my modelling forward. I also find that thinking about how to blog something as I build it often leads to better documentation of what I've done - more, or better, photographs for example. And it often encourages me to do better modelling, period: There's nothing like sharing your work with the world to force yourself to improve your skills.
    I look forward to following your new blogs! (And seeing you tomorrow...)
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

  2. I find that when I post about things I'm working on, I get help and suggestions from the generous people in the hobby who are reading and blogging.

    Hunter Hughson