[Day One,Blogging 101 Jan2016: Who am I and why am I here?]
Re-Blogged on August 29, 2016
I love blogging! My blog was born in 2011, but except for a very small number of posts it has sat dormant until November of 2014, when I decided to start this blog, Sometimes, and I have written something almost every day since.
At various times in my life I have started a personal journal, but never got very far with it. So when I decided to get into blogging I set about designing my blog and filling it with all kinds of writing: prompts, travel accounts, a wide range of personal chats…some serious, others intended to be humorous. That went along OK, so I branched out into photography–pictures of my cats and my back deck, my “tree garden,” and snow. And writing poetry…my newly found passion for rhyming.
The reason I decided to blog is simple–maybe a bit far-out, but simple–at least in theory, once my writings leave my fingertips and are launched into cyberspace they bounce around among the stars indefinitely. It is appealing to me to think that at some far-off future someone, somewhere…something maybe…will be reading my memoirs. WHY would they do that? I have no idea, except maybe because they can?
At one time I hesitated to write because I was unsure Who might ever read my words…or When, or Where. But then I realized that once I launch this deathless prose into infinity it has at least the possibility of someone reading it. No one MUST read it…but it is out there, and if no one ever reads it–so what? The point is that I will have made an effort to get my stuff down in words and into the wide blue yonder.
I’m a dreamer, too. And a historian, writer, student…gardener (of sorts) and I know my way around a crochet needle (no fancy stitches though.) Yes, and some people even think I’m weird! Really…
Just joshing… I love blogging, I love being part of this 101 Blogging course and other WordPressUniversity courses I have taken. The reasons for loving being in “school” again is that I meet so many cool and interesting people around the world. I have learned SO much about all kinds of things from the blogging community.
And…last but not least, a real bonus is that the WordPress support people are more or less always lurking in the background waiting for one of us to spring a question…or better yet, a solvable ISSUE which they can just toss off the tip of their tongues, but which WE will cherish and for which we will be eternally grateful.
No one ever snickers, either…maybe some eye-rolling, but all correspondence is treated with respect and reverence… I will quit here before I get carried away.