Hit me with your blogging stick
I told my sister I had started a blog and her mouth dropped.
What about all those nasty comments?
Erm – what nasty comments? I suspect she was referring to online newspaper editorials that draw the anonymous minions out of the woodwork to tell the editor they’re WRONG about the weather/gun control/religion/war/gay marriage/banana cupcakes.
I’ve been blogging now for just over a month and, apart from the spammers that are magically whisked away by some mystical power called ‘Akismet’ (50 to date – thank you, Akismet!) I’ve had nothing but wonderful feedback from a myriad of intelligent and thoughtful bloggers.
WordPress also has a wonderful button called ‘Approve’ – I’m glad it’s there as an added safety net, but there has never been a time when I’ve had to think twice about pushing it.
I’ve got favourite bloggers now – I watch their pages like some kind of desperate cat lady peeking through the curtains to catch their next move – and every day I try to put aside some time to check out someone new.
A few things have changed in my life since I started my blog:
My husband is constantly repeating himself
Do you want some dinner? I said, do you want some dinner? Dianne, do you want some dinner?
My dogs have become famous
Get us fresh steak and heated dog beds
I’ve discovered widgets
Now I just have to learn how to use them
I’ve discovered emoticons
But only know how to make three of them 🙂 😉 😦
I’ve discovered new music
Don’t tell Seal
I’ve purchased seven e-books
Writing tonight? Reading tonight? Blogging tonight? Do you want some dinner?
People twitter me
Apologies to all those I unfollowed when I got my new (let’s-unfollow-everyone-on-twitter) iphone – I’m spending the days tracking you down so I can push ‘follow’ again!
I got a new iphone (see above) so I can keep in touch with bloggers while I’m travelling the length and breadth of this huge brown land next month
Because I’m a failure as a photographer I’ve learned how to put charts in Excel
See pic above
My new iphone has a camera so I’m going to learn to use it for my travels
Oh yes – another picture of a kangaroo
I laugh a lot – seriously, people on this site can be side-splittingly funny!
Do you want dinner – are you laughing or crying?
After spending years in the hermit-writing-zone, blogging has opened my eyes to other worlds, people, life, travel, fear, love, happiness, tragedy and belief. Everyone is unique and has a story to tell and I thank you for sharing that part of your story with me.
If you happen to catch this blog – thank you for dropping by!