Writing this blog has thrust me into a new world of bloggers and a "blogosphere." I love seeing what others are writing about, and I fully acknowledge that I can certainly still learn a thing or two. Sometimes I talk to people and they have agreed with me that keeping the blogs from 600-800 words seems like about right amount as we ALL have ADD today! If you disagree, you know where the comments section is.....
I read a blog today though that was probably three pages long and it was so rich in content and I thought to myself, "It IS possible to develop a thought and not have it be boring!" To be honest, I don't know that I have that gift, but I am going to make it a goal to TRY!
Anyone who follows me knows that I purposely keep the paragraphs short to keep the flow and to separate thoughts. I also do this for layout purposes. If it doesn't LOOK appealing, the reader is going to move on. That said, there has to be content, worthy of your time spent in my world.
There were enough stories for a book on the topic of our class reunion and I really didn't even need inspiration! I knew I wanted to write the one on high school not being fun. It's one of the shortest overall, and the story is two-fold: how darn much the whole thing HURT, but how that event specifically led to the hiring of my husband as a teacher in Fairborn. It is only with years lived that we begin to see the connectedness of each life event with something that is going to happen at another time, or maybe even at the same time.That concept is what I was trying to accomplish with the publishing of that particular post. It is by far the most read blog, so I hit a nerve with somebody.
Now I move on to other things. I don't know exactly what those other things will be yet. I have a few things rattling around in my brain; and I would like to do some exploration of "aging issues." While I think of a 4-5 topic series initially, do not hold me to that! I promise you that I don't just write to see myself in print. Whether good or bad, I think each topic through. I have been accused of "overthinking."
Although I like to "weave" a story, I also know that's not the only way to write. I am open to ideas, which you can leave me in the comments section. It may involve research and that is fine; my general theme is "connectedness" at different points in our lives, or that of issues that appeal to "those of a certain age." I won't guarantee that another topic might slip in there, but I have no intention of writing about politics or current events (not that I am not tempted, but I honestly don't think I have anything to add).
Thank you for continuing to follow my blog. I know who my public followers are, and I have received enough private messages to know there are others, and I appreciate each and every one of you. I am open to suggestions, and I am open to a "guest blogger," which could be very fun!
I have also inspired three people to begin blogging and three more are thinking about it very seriously. That excites me! We are all different; but we are all blogging.
Let's see what the future holds!