Just Jot it January, 2019: January 3

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 3rd, is your blog. Why did you start blogging? How did you come up with your theme, if you have one? How has it changed your life? Tell us about your blog in your jot! Enjoy!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/02/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-3rd/)  Except, of course, NOT one-liner Wednesday for me because these Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Why did I start blogging?  Well, technically I started several times, but something was missing.  I couldn’t figure out what it was.  Was it that I didn’t know what to blog about?  Was it not knowing which of the many blogging tools out there I should be using?  Was it not knowing how to use WordPress?  No!  It was not having the right title!  Because you know, the title is the most important thing to have before you start writing anything, right?

But finally my quest ended, and one day, I came home from work to find a Zombie Flamingo on our front porch, made by friend Judy (yes, Pavlova Judy!), and suddenly I had the inspiration I needed to get started with blogging!  Did I worry about what to blog about?  No!  I could have a blog about nothing because, well, Zombie Flamingos!

So, I guess that really answered the second question more about how my blog theme was born.  As to why I started blogging?  It just seemed like the thing to do – still does.  I can’t imagine a day without my blog.  Even if i just post one picture, it’s something I need to do.  Guess I’m a little anal about it, but it is a lot of fun.

How has it changed my life?  Well, I get up a lot earlier now so I can do some blogging before I do anything else (like meditate or kickboxing).  I take a lot more pictures now so I have something to post in my blog every day.  And people are impressed when I tell them I have a blog, and it’s called Zombie Flamingos!  Oh, and the people I have “met” and gotten to know through blogging – what amazing bunch.  Of course, people in my life who choose (crazy as they are) NOT to follow my blog are impressed when I tell them how many followers I have, but what that don’t understand is how enriching this community of bloggers from all over the world is.

Some day I will have to better organize my categories and tags, and maybe even tackle the nightmare (so-called) that is the new editing interface, Gutenberg (but not yet – I prefer to be dragged kicking and screaming into any new tech interfaces, in denial all the way!)  In the meantime, Zombie Flamingos will keep trucking along, providing you with blogging delights on a daily basis (for the most part…)

Zombie Flamingo

Posted on January 3, 2019, in Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I’ve always wondered WHY zombie flamingos. I really have. Also, your header is flamingos, but your web address is flamingoes, and I wondering if it was a play on words like “Flaming Goes” — I think I thought you were English at first… I dunno. I loved your house first. Then the cats. Then flowers. It’s all good — you’re good 🙂

    • Ah, yes. My URL. That was because the proper plural, zombieflamingos.com was already taken!! Yes, it was…not by anything interesting. So, I fudged it 🙂

  2. Enjoyed your post and glad that it brings you enjoyment. I just started full time blogging and it is fun. A lot more work than I thought it would be when I first started, but I really do enjoy it. Like you, I find the community of bloggers incredibly friendly.

  3. Congrats on getting our of your comfort zone so to speak. I just quit my 9-5 job and started working on my blog full time and I am still a little nervous, but mostly excited. We can do this! I have been working on my blog for 3+ years though, so let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Best of luck in 2019!

  4. Love your zombie flamingo! Thanks, pavlova Judy! 😀

  5. So interesting to read how you got started in blogging. I love the name you chose, and the artwork of your friend is so cool. I’m happy I’ve gotten to know you, Emily! 🙂

  6. Interesting background info! And, ha ha, I too have been ignoring the siren calls to try out Gutenberg. No, no, no!

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