How About a Blog?

Blog.  I should do a blog, I thought. It’s a way for me to be able to do something that I love, write.  I can share a few ideas, my viewpoint, life experiences and maybe…cheap therapy?  Yes.  I should become a blogger.  So, me…being me, I had to do some research.  I’m a planner by nature.   Now, I should tell you that things almost never go as I plan.  Sometimes they go better and sometimes not so much.   But I always have a plan.  So, to make my blog plan I needed to google.  Yep.  I’m a googler.  I found that a blog is a frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts, web links, pictures and hyperlinks usually focused on a particular area of interest.  Typically, blogs use a conversational style of writing.  It’s like I was made for blogging!  Except that part about having a particular area of interest. I don’t have one of those.  So, I thought, who says that you have to be confined to one particular area?  Why couldn’t I write about whatever is interesting to me at that moment?  Why can’t it just be about how life looks from where I am sitting?  Why can’t today’s blog be about what kind of shampoo I’m using and tomorrow about a great revelation that I’ve had regarding the meaning of life?  I mean…you know…if I ever had such a revelation. Will this be breaking some blog rule…me not picking a specific subject to talk about?  Will the blog po-po come and shut me down  while playing the theme from Cops?  “Bad boys bad boys…whatchu gonna do?” The fact is, sometimes I’m very shallow and I may want to tell you about this great pair of shoes that I bought and where you can get them and how much they cost…but this is not going to be a fashion blog.  And maybe next week, I will have read a great book that I want to share with you.  You might want to read it too!  But this isn’t going to be a blog about literature. Or what if, I heard a great sermon at church and I want to pass that message on to you? This blog will most certainly not be about theology. Or maybe I just want to tell you a really hilarious story.  Probably something that happened to me, as most funny stories do.  But this will not be a blog about my life. Yet, it’s about ALL of that!

Now let me be clear.  My grammar may not always be perfect.  Conversational in writing style, remember?  I may end a sentence or two with a preposition. My punctuation may not always be correct.  Those pesky semicolons can be tricky.  I will use spellcheck but misspellings happen and the occasional typo will slip in.  But I promise to proofread as carefully as I can and keep all of that stuff to a minimum.  Just don’t crucify me when it happens.  OH!  And while we are on the subject, I’m probably going to say something at some point that you disagree with and perhaps might annoy you.  I don’t mind if you post a comment saying that you disagree.  But please refrain from calling me a bonehead or a moron.  Just be sweet and end your comment with “Bless your heart.” And when you post that comment saying that I’m dead wrong on a particular subject, I’ll be sweet and let it remain in the thread even though YOU are probably dead wrong.  However, if you are looking for a debate, you’re looking on the wrong blog.  I’m a lover of words but I do not use words as a weapon.  Do keep in mind that all my posts are just my opinions and what works for me.   You totally have the right to express yourself….when you start your own blog.  Bless your heart.

I promise to p0st often, at least weekly if possible, but sometimes more.  Eventually, I will get a rhythm.  I promise to be as entertaining as possible.  I’ll try to post things that are useful and uplifting.  I’m not a makeup or beauty guru so I probably can’t help you be more beautiful.  But I can tell you what products I use to help make myself more presentable to the world.  I’m not a chef but I’ve made a few delicious things in my time and I can certainly share a recipe or two.  I’m not a health and fitness expert but let me tell you, I’ve done a lot of research in this area.  I’ve tried a few things and I know what works. I might have a secret or two to share.  I am not crafty.  At. All.   I won’t be able to teach you to make a pillow sham out of dental floss and old socks or whatever they are doing on Pinterest these days.  But I can promise you this…you will get something here that you can’t get anywhere else.  My viewpoint. I’ve got some things to tell you.  Stay tuned!

 

 

6 comments

  • shan

    I just found you and i’m so happy. I thought about this very same thing last year. As you did, i did a little research and thought what a great idea it would be. Then life happened, my Mom got sick and passed on. I left the idea behind and i’m really just now getting back into the swing of real life. I can’t wait to read all the past blogs you’ve done. By the way, i also just finished making your Super Lotion. Anyhoo, good luck, rock on and all those good wishes. I think you’ve got a winner on your hands!

    • dana

      Oh Shan, I’m so sorry about your mother. This is a wonderful creative outlet, regardless of whether anyone reads it or not. I didn’t really expect anyone to, but I’m so glad they are. I know about how life can happen, very well. Writing is a good outlet for it. I encourage you to do it! When I started this, a friend said “Write. Just write. It doesn’t have to be deep thoughts. Just write!” I appreciate all the ones that have taken time to read my blogs. And the comments…like yours…my favorite part. If you do start writing, let me know. I would love to read it! Thank you so much for the well wishes!

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