Friday’s Interesting People
I’m having a blast with Friday’s Interesting People. Thanks so much for visiting and supporting me and those I feature.
Last Friday, I featured the wonderful Mary Aalgaard from Play off the Page. This Friday, we’ll welcome illustrator and writer Kit Grady from Kit Grady Creations.
This weekend my daughter and I were talking about blogging. I can’t remember exactly what we were talking about, but I said to her that Alex Cavanaugh is the nicest person I don’t know. We both laughed at my statement. I explained that he’s kind, very supportive, and his blog is informative and reflects his tastes and character. He’s also an awesome writer.
Our conversation brought to mind why I began blogging in 2009. I could have started earlier, but—well, I got in my own way again. Read on.
A couple of years before I started blogging, I was
ordered told by my daughter and sister (who blogged) that
I should start and thereby hook up with writing blogs. They believed since I had
“written” for years that I would enjoy blogging. I told them –no. Actually, I
think my words were, “NO, I will NEVER blog.” I
dismissed the suggestion.
Fast forward to July 2009, I had cleared the cobwebs from my mind (vacation) and decided I would give it a chance. I would blog.
My first two posts were about an encounter with a plastic bag at the grocery store and heat stroke. I didn’t have one comment, not one follower nor had I followed anyone. But, I was immediately hooked on posting. I wondered what had taken me so long. I blame my family members for not being more persistent.
Although my eclectic interests have led me to follow an assorted group of blogs, I WAS looking for writer blogs from the beginning. The first writer blog I found (and still learn from today) was Elizabeth Craig’s blog, Mystery Writing is Murder.
Along the way, I’ve met so many incredible bloggers. I follow writers, those who are renovating something, shooting photographs, raising children, writing poetry, traveling in an RV, illustrating, painting canvas, living on farms, and so many others that I can’t mention them all. (That reminds me I need to update my blogroll.) And this year the A to Z Challenge brought precious new bloggers to me. What a great thing!
I think blogging rocks, but don’t tell my sister and daughter that I said that, OKAY? They don’t need to know about my happiness. I mean how would you feel about being “bossed” into blogging?
Stephen Tremp Party