Took a look at your blog. I really think writing has changed over the last 50 years. Today many writers can post online and get instant feedback. I post many of my presentations on scribd.com
or one of my many personal websites and allow others to use the resources I provide. I have been intermittently writing on a variety of topics, mostly family history but currently I am writing a book on park lands in Florida and some curricula on history, ecology, and related topics. I don't ever plan on "publishing" my work. I do it for fun, post it for free, and hope someone gets something out of it.