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.