Blogging as easy as 1-2-3
This is going to be a long one
This is an excerpt from an email I sent
to Dave Olivera over a year ago.
about 2 months before I started tossing words.
I feel like I gave you an quick answer to
the reason why I don't have a blog of my own.
So thought I would explain at least a little
more than the "can't teach old dogs new tricks
and I am lazy".
One of the blogs said it would or could be
used for just general talk about a subject that
you know something about. That shoots me down
as I don't know about anything well enough to
talk intelligently about.
While I have thoughts about things from time to
time, it just isn't enough to do a daily or twice
weekly blog. And to do it right, it should be done
often. Where I would be lucky if I thought of
enough for once a month.
Working within yours ...works great for me
because, I can jump in when I feel like I have
something to add. Some times it works,
and some times it doesn't. As you can tell.
And if I have nothing to add, I can read
and keep up on what is going on. And keep
my mouth shut.
See, you and I and the rest are kind of like a partnership.
You know sometimes you need a straight man,
so you can play off it, with thoughts. Some times
with humor, some times serious. And that is
where I come in. I am one of the ones who
I have been told that I am a female Spock, I see
things mostly as logical.
Which sometimes that is good and some times it isn't.
Being a retired nurses aide, I am a caretaker at heart.
So I see most things in a kinder and gentler side,
than some people do.
In the past, I have emailed or wrote to my friends
and family...stories of things that happen to me,
that I find humor in.
Projects that go awry. I am craft challenged.
Not laugh out loud funny but stories that
make you smile. But they don't
come fast and furious enough to do a blog
on. I have done probably 3 or 4 in the past
year or so.
So I will continue to sit on the sidelines, and
jump in when I have a thought that feels like
it can be said. And that it works within my motto....
Do no harm.... and my philosophy (being like
the sign I told you I have had for 30 years.)
"ILLEGITIMI NON CARBORUDUM."
You have a great variety group of people.
It is always interesting.
And as you head towards your anniversary,
I am glad it is growing like a down hill snowball,
gathering no moss.
A little over 2 months after this was all written,
I was reading Marianne Love's Slight Detour,
late at night. And up in the corner it was saying
how easy this was.... when a moment of insanity
hit, and I clicked on the easy as 1-2-3- sign up button.
As they say the rest is history.
So here I am about a year and half of throwing
Amazingly I have kept it going each day.
Only taking a day off here and there for
holidays. No one is more amazed than I am.
But next month I am going to take a week off.
Will I suffer from withdrawals? I guess I will see.
Wild Afternoon in the Neighborhood
9 hours ago