I ended my job in Texas at the end of February 2008. My family had already relocated to Myrtle Beach the previous September, rented a house, and were employed. We had been away from the ocean far too long. I held the income and medical insurance until they were settled.
I was encouraged to start a Weblog, because I have always helped people improve their lives with information gathered from my research, guidance and leadership. I never counted the number of people I influenced positively, nor looked for any awards, and it always surprises me when young people, some with their own children now, tell me how I changed their lives for the better.
My biggest challenge in the Weblog area was (and still is) to define my niche. My passion in life is research, along the lines of learning about people and the events that affect their lives. I am an omnivore of information, always looking for more. If I see a magazine waiting to be read, I will read the articles on any subject to increase my knowledge or satisfy my interest.
After four months of thinking about it, I narrowed it down to four areas:
1. financialcommand.com will show the outcome of research where the average person can understand some of the wider forces affecting our lives, recognize financial opportunities and perhaps make some capital.
2. vitalifecommand.com (with one ‘l’) will show the results of personal improvement research and offer my take on how people can improve their lives and their state of happiness.
3. writingcommand.com will research the art and skill of writing and become a platform for my own writing. While writingcommand.com will be concerned with non-fiction writing and techniques to be a better writer, writingcommand.net will focus on fiction writing and techniques of storytelling.
4. bobgreaker.com will explore my personal life and feelings, my hopes and expectations – a peek behind the blinds, if you will. I plan to write these posts as a journey. There will be some false starts, some dead ends, but hopefully always moving forward, perhaps sometimes by inches.
The keyword passing through all the websites is research. That is my passion. I can sit for endless hours at my computer, following links and looking up the most inane subjects.
I will, for my part, try to encourage readers to think, to raise self-expectations, as I will for myself. And I will use this blog to develop myself as a web writer.
You are welcome to join me on my journey.
“We get ideas every day
but our lives will not change
until we take action”