State of the Blog: Narrative Arc

… or lack thereof.

I’m back in the headspace where I wonder why blog about a horse going nowhere. If had named my blog General Horsing Around, then I could write with impunity on any horse-hair covered topic. But, no, I had to be specific. A saga implies a narrative arc. Rodney’s story is a narrative flatline.

I won’t quit blogging [Hiatus]. I learned my lesson [I’m Baaaaaack … With Camera].

I need to put narrative to work for me [The Power of Narrative]. Finding a workable story for Dottie made a huge difference in the way I related to her [A Change in Attitude]. I need a new narrative for Rodney. Heartbreaking lawn ornament is accurate, but not helpful.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

[List of previous SotB posts]
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Categories: Blogging, Horses

2 replies »

  1. I don’t know, I like lawn ornaments 🙂 (My dad wouldn’t let me put a pink flamingo in the front yard – no sense of humor.)

    That’s why I called my blog Life, the Universe, and Everything. Lots of room for all sorts of stuff. But if I still had a horse, I probably would have named the blog after him. It would have gone something like, “walked Chief down the lane to graze again today. Sometimes he stops eating and turns his head around to rub my back.” Of course by that time I couldn’t even get on the mounting block to get on his back….

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