Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My thoughts about writing blog entries

I have been writing exposes for a few years, mostly regarding my life as a single woman/mom/grandmom. If one considers blogging as published work, then I am published (warm smile, Palin wink)! I think I found my voice as my "blog followers", along with friends and family, encourage me to carry on with the project. This "writing" feels good. I do not wish to do research and write, as I did this as a reading specislist most of my career life...and those days are over. I enjoy the craft of writing. I like playing with words and sculpting them into something worthy of view. I am always learning and because of my joy of writing, I developed a passion for reading. The novels I read are varied and I do this for a reason. I listen to the author's voice as it is written on the page and I grow as a writer from that experience. The different voices, or different writing styles, are learning experiences for me. The same goes for the reading of my blog friends' entries. I learn from everyone. DB of Vagabond Journeys is a writer, among other things. His words sparks my imagination and I find I think about things a little longer. Beth of Nutwood Junction writes her opinions in a manner that gets me thinking, too. We think alike, Beth and I. Then there is Bucko (a.k.a Ken) at Bucko's World who writes about what goes on at work or in the world. His entries gives me the "man's point of view" and I like that. Paula of Paulines Country Tales keeps me laughing heartily with her cow and country stories. Then there is Jimmy at Jimmy's Journal. I don't know where he finds the time, but his posts always covers something in the line of personal, political, humorous, and wise sayings. He keeps me entertained. I just mentioned a few writers. Those of you who are reading this post and find your name missing, fear not. I enjoy reading about the lives of my cyber-neighbors. I feel as if when I log on and read Tracy's Just being who I am, or Lucy's What is left of a whole new life, or Missy's Upsidedown World, or Mort's Caring-and-Sharing, and Alice's As always Alice", I am not alone and I do not feel lonely. Their entries about the goings on in their lives makes me feel connected with them even if it is cyber, it is real...and that is a good thing! Carry on, dear friends. I look forward to spending the rest of this week reading your blogs and saying "Hello" in the comment section. Afterall that is writing, too.

15 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I was going to comment earlier, but I feld need to go pump up my manly testosterone :o)

Thank you so much for your appreciation. Hugs to YOU !

Paula said...

The friendships here are the best I could imagine. If I don't feel well or have a busy time I can just click the little x and come back later. We never lose touch that way. I'm so glad I met you.

Beth said...

Thank you for your kind words, Karen! I agree...I find it amazing how much I learn with reading blogs, whether it's a new perspective or a better way to phrase things.

You're doing the Palin wink...? Say it isn't so...Noooooooo! Not the Palin wink!

;) Hugs, Beth

Alice said...

Hi Karen. I really enjoy reading your entries as well. Everyone has a story :).......

*Tracy* said...

awww thanks for mentioning me :) im deffinetly not a good writer or storyteller im better at exspressing myself in person. i like blogging though it helps me to release what im feeling and enjoy seeing how others live and what they go thrue. hope your having a good week. hugs

Missie said...

I've made some real friendships since I started blogging and couldn't imagine a day going by without keeping up with everyone!

Thank you so much for your frienship.

Lucy said...

You are doing so well Karen and I am proud of you. My son's wife and he met exactly the way you probably will with a very nice person. Your entry means a lot to me because my cyber friends are the only ones I have left. Most have passed on, but I just feel so blessed for the ones that read my entry because they want to. Lucy

Lucy said...

Karen, I owe you an apology but i had no control over your experience with my , I do believe , millions of blogs. I hope it is stabilized but I don't know for sure. I downloaded something totally nothing to do with my blog and everything went crazy including me. Lucy

Valerie said...

Hi Karen =)! I don't know if we formerly met yet. I am Val from Joy in the Rain and There is a Season. I want to thank you for your visits, honey. I get my jokes and quotes from all over the place. Readers send me jokes and I find them on the internet. I mostly find the quotes myself. Hope you are having a nice day! Hugs!! Val =)

ADB said...

Connecting on-line ranks alongside being in touch by phone or even face to face, Karen

Lucy said...

Hey there girl, I see that I finally got the message to you that I was going crazy with this computer, yesterday. I almost keep my eyes closed when I bring it up. Lucy Before I go you are to pretty to do a Palin wink. Beth and I agree on that one. Palin needs to go deep into the bowels of Alaska and not speak.

Jimmy's Journal said...

Well, thank you for the kind words, my love. You expressed them exactly as I wrote them.

The nice thing about journals is that we can socialize, albeit written.

Thanks
Jimmy

Lucy said...

You Karen, have a great day. By the way I think you are looking in the right places for Mr. Right. Lucy

DB said...

Dear Karen. Thank you for mentioning me in your journal entry. I share your love of writing and reading. There are so many good blogs out there, yours being one of the best, that it is hard to keep up. So even though I'm at the bottom of your comment list, I hope you get to read this note of thanks and appreciation for your writing and your friendship. DB

Kelly said...

That is what I am doing today, catching up on what is going on with everyone. I do enjoy reading everyone so much. I find myself engrossed into the entries and really tend to get into it sometimes. :) I am with you, I dont see how Jimmy finds the time, but his journal has a little bit of everything for everyone. Hugs, Kelly