(That is a dreadful image to start an 8 second clip! Yikes! The first one had closed eyes, so I am two-and-done. Plus, I just got rid of some malware that had fastened onto this post.)
Today marks the two month anniversary of my blog! Whoopee! Here’s what I have learned:
1. Blogging is not for wimps! I end up doing a lot of my posting late in the day when I sometimes want to flake out. It also takes a lot of time to read and comment on blogs I follow; I’m finding that more difficult as I acquire more sites to read. Fortunately, I am a speedy writer and reader, so writing a blog is a good fit.
2. “Technology is great but cannot be trusted.” (That’s a quote from a technology specialist at a school where I taught). About three weeks ago, my computer became paralyzed and had to be replaced; it was four years old and had served me well. I am now using a bigger, monster computer! I have learned to save my drafts, because I’ve accidentally tapped some odd button that whips me away from my blog, eliminating the draft forever. I was once on the last sentence!
3. Bloggers are interesting and talented folks. The art, poetry, stories, photography, and touching anecdotes are compelling and thought-provoking. Bloggers invite you into their hearts and minds.
4. Blogger are so kind! I am amazed that virtual strangers will take the time to comment on posts and encourage others. When I go to another site, I might be 20th in line to reply to someone’s questions. I love that!
5. I do need to keep track of my frequent statement, “More on that later.” I still haven’t organized a system for remembering what I plan to write about next. My posting tends to get rather ADHD, bouncing around from topic to topic. I am also wondering if this theme is user-friendly for the number of posts I have made. I love Nerd In The Brain‘s theme, which looks like an organized classroom. This endless chalkboard may not be so endless. I guess I could ask a theme wrangler.
6. I love blogging! Golly, when WordPress announced some job openings, I actually checked out the possibilities! Sometimes I find myself composing a blog as I drive home. My family jokes about how much I blog, although my husband remains SO supportive. Thank you, sweetie!
Thank you, dear readers, for making this a special adventure!