TAKING STOCK … My Blogging Journey
Well it’s been 5 months since I first dipped my toes in to the “Blogosphere” pool, and it’s been a revelation. Early on I wrote an entry entitled “Why do I blog?” I explained that I would be logging 73 years of memories (my triumphs and my downfalls) and that I would then compile these in book form for my three children.
At that time I had no idea where the journey would take me. I felt like the gal in the picture, as if I were walking a tightrope between reality and a faulty memory. So I started to research my remembrances and it amazed me that so many of my recalls were accurate. I found that the more I delved into the past the more I remembered. I felt like an onion...peeling layer upon layer away...looking for the core.
As with any endeavor, I have become more adept at blogging. I am able to add pictures and link connections. But more important is the knowledge that I have something to offer to my readers. I am a reticent New Englander and it is not easy for me to share my innermost feelings.
However, I know that my journey is one of triumph over sorrow and that I can share this hope with those who, like me, thought there was none. I am gaining confidence with each new blog and, although it is an eclectic collection of remembrances, I intend to be as honest and open as possible in my posts.
I am very thankful that we have such a wonderful (and FREE !) venue for our thoughts. It has truly re-opened a vein of creativity in me that has been closed for years and, not least of all, it has given me a whole new family of cherished friends.