Blog Her NaBloPoMo, Friday, March 7 2014

What have you learned about yourself through blogging?

Well, I can keep this short today.  I’ve learned that I do have things to say, I’m just not sure I am ready to say them to the world.  In words.  I’m happy to say them in pictures.

dexter

I’ve learned that I’m a bit obsessive compulsive with my blogging.  I need to post something every day.  These days it’s one photo blog post for my CY365 project, and one more writing-based post for this project.  And I don’t want to miss a day.  What will happen?  No one knows.  Could be the Zombie Apocalypse.  I’m not taking any chances!

Zombie Flamingo

Now, as I talk about the things I have learned about myself, I need to include some of the things I have learned through actually committing to blogging this year (although none of them probably came as a surprise to me, nor will they surprise you).  I have learned that blogging is not a one-way street.  You blog, you get comments, you read other blogs, you comment on them.  You meet some wonderful people in the blogging world, and learn a lot of interesting things about them and the worlds they live in.  I’ve learned that in this process, not only am I shy about doing a lot of writing, both for myself and because I’m not sure if anyone is really interested in the words, but I am also shy about commenting.  I know I want to comment more on other blogs, but I don’t want to just comment for the sake of saying I Liked something (and I know I am echoing what one whom I am coming to consider a blogging friend posted yesterday – thanks M.R.!).  There is a “Like” button for that.  I want to comment when I actually have something to say that is meaningful.  I’m still working through that, and I think that’s ok.  I’ll figure it out out eventually.

So, these first few months of becoming an active participant (I won’t go so far as calling myself a contributor.  I have seen real contributors in action, and I am not one of them yet!) in the blogging world have been eye-opening for me.  But the eyes are only beginning to open.  I still have a long journey ahead of me.  But I’m looking forward to it – one step at a time!

shadow me

Posted on March 7, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I should bloody think I AM your friend, you horrible woman! [grin]
    And Dexter! – I simply adore the dreadul things they do to their platforms/scratching posts – makes me piss myself laughing. Chic one made one for … can’t remember which cat, alas! … and he had it ripped to shreds in about a month. Chis had gone to a lot of trouble, glueing (should that have the ‘e’?) the carpet to a post, etc., etc.; and he was pretty dark on the cat. Caused us to wonder what manufacturers do to keep ’em going for 2! 🙂
    Enough about that.
    It’s essential, imnsho, to blog exactly how it suits you. Daily, twice daily, thrice daily, weekly, monthly – whatever! You’ll eventually settle into a routine that you’re easy with.
    The photo at the end says everything, Em: you’re someone whose mind embraces not only the image, but the concept. Easier said than done.
    You’re doing damned fine!

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