Friday, December 01, 2006

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.


Blogger Chancy said...

Ginnie-- I am so glad you are blogging and sharing with us some of your precious memories.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I am not sure how we all find each other, but I'm glad that we do.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one, absolutely love your blog! It is a neverending wonder how we can learn from each other, laugh with each other, remember with each other and it only shows how similar we are. We are so much more alike than we are different. :)



8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ginnie,

I didn't realize that you were relatively new to Blogland. Like you, I find that blogging has changed my life. My drawing has improved three-fold, my narrations have become more tight, and my FAITH in people has deepened incredibly. I like what Anvilcloud said.

I really enjoy your stories, your photos and your sentiments. They always remind me of my wonderful parents who both passed in the last two years. Keep sharing!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on five months of blogging. I am looking forward to many more years of blogging friendship.

I too started blogging for family, but found the blog friendships to be the greatest gift.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Josh Max's blawg said...

Please keep on blogging. Your memories, to me, are precious---I am insanely curious about life in the 40s, 50s and 60s, before my time. I really enjoy reading you. :)

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely post, Ginnie. Blogging has added a whole new dimension and some wonderful friends to my life, too. I love reading your stories, you have led such a fascinating life! I am so glad that you are able to share your memories with those of us who may never have known you without the benefit of the www! Long may you continue to do so.

Thank You! :)

Suze xXx

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'm certainly glad you found your way to the blog world. I love your entries, past memories and your wonderful writing. You bring the past alive in a most enjoyable way.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I been here about as long as you and couldn't have said it better!

3:22 AM  

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