The beauty of writing a daily blog is that it focuses you to, well, focus. To observe. To pay attention. Some days it's a bit of a struggle to figure out what to write. Others, I have to choose from more than one topic.
If you're looking for a resolution for the new year, I heartily recommend writing a blog. It doesn't matter if anyone reads it or not. It also doesn't matter if you have a theme. Just go out and observe – and put it out there.
I'm finding that writing a blog is more fulfilling than a journal. When I kept a journal, I found myself venting my negative thoughts and worries. And that can be helpful – up to a point. Eventually, though, it can be draining. Not to mention de-motivating. I got to the point of looking at my journal and felt the "energy" from it. Not good.
Of course, as the author and expert of "Bad Things," I know the importance of "face it, feel it, free it." I also denounce those who try to force others into thinking positively 100% of the time. It's not only unrealistic, it also suppresses those subconscious sabotaging thoughts that wreak havoc in our lives.
But I can also attest that it's helpful to "look for the good" in life. Whether you've moved to a land of miraculous beauty as I have or not, you can look at the world with new eyes.