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I Blog, Therefore I Am: The Blogs of Peter DeHaan

This year, marks my sixth year of blogging, with my original blog, Musings, still online, although I’ve moved it a few times. Lately, however, it hasn’t had much activity, with my focus shifting to my other blogs.

Over the years, Musings has had various taglines; here are the ones I remember:

  • “Peter DeHaan’s Musings.”
  • “The Musings of Peter DeHaan, covering nothing special and everything under the sun.”
  • “The Musings of a Meandering Mind.”
  • “The Musings of Peter DeHaan.”
  • “Peter DeHaan’s Blog.”
  • “The Musings of Peter DeHaan: Sharing a Slice of Life”

Musings have over 500 posts and 100,000 words: enough to fill a book or two. In my spare time, I’m working on a project to take the best of the posts and compile them into a book. When I finish, I’ll let you know.

Today, I’m still blogging as evidenced here in Byline, but Spiritually Speaking is my main blog. Altogether, they account for more than 1,400 posts and a quarter of a million words. That’s a lot of blogging.

René Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.”

With respect to him, I’d like to update that to “I blog, therefore I am.”

By Peter Lyle DeHaan

Author Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, publishes books about business, customer service, the call center industry, and business and writing.

3 replies on “I Blog, Therefore I Am: The Blogs of Peter DeHaan”

What a long list of “Musings,” Peter; so many thousands of words! It’s wonderful how you kept at it, bringing everything together with a book.

I did it backwards. I wrote the book and then I began blogging. Unfortunately, when I need to be, I do not post. I haven’t done for months and now it feels strange to resume posting.

Looking forward to your book!

Katina, I’ve had a couple gaps in my posting over the years. After beating myself up over it, I finally realized that I needed to come up with a schedule that worked for me and was sustainable for the long term. Since I made those adjustments, I’ve been more consistent and less stressed!

It feels good to know I am not the only one for not keeping up.
Feels better to get workable advice from the masters.
Thank you Peter, again! What you suggest is not easy with everything and everyone I carry in my mind and shoulders but I will definitely work on it.

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