And so it begins…
So, today I decided to start a Blog, not unlike it seems, the entire free world.
After searching the internet far and wide, researching for tips from the pro’s on how to set up a Blog, how to successfully write a Blog, how often to write in your Blog, I discovered one major theme across them all. Have a specific direction or idea. Have a topic or a purpose.
They say don’t write about your love of birds, write about a specific bird but you see, I don’t have a bird, most definitely not a specific bird. I know a little but not a lot about all of the animal kingdom and I also find all of it equally fascinating and worth expressing thoughts and opinions about.
So let’s get to specifics, boiling it down to a theme, this was a problem. Yes, I say was because I found the common theme, my bird, my love of writing.
Where to begin? What to do with this passion of mine for writing? I want to share my current directionless journey, right from the beginning, through a Blog on how I attempt to share my thoughts and ideas with the world through writing.
So I will Blog about my journey towards becoming a published, read author/writer/blogger, while sharing my self, my musings, thoughts, books and papers with you along the way.
Hopefully together we can walk away from this journey enlightened and successful or in the very least, better acquainted.
Welcome to the blogger world!
Thank you. I’m eager to get started. Thank you for my first comment!
Welcome to WordPress and the blogosphere. If you read too much about the art of blogging, that is, what will and won’t make your blog a world beater, your head will surely explode. I blog out of an enjoyment of and a desire to express myself in writing. I believe that the key is to enjoy yourself and keep writing.
Thank you for your encouragement and advice.
I look forward to following your progress! ‘Twill be fascinating! Good luck……
Thank you for the support and encouragement! I hope it is!
Welcome from another rookie looking to earn his spurs. Best of luck.
Thank you Andy. I appreciate the encouragement. Best of luck to you as well.
Nice intro page. New to blogging too and here’s to cheering you on!
Thanks for stopping by mine!
Thank you. Cheers. Keep in touch! Happy blogging.
Welcome to WordPress! Glad you are here, best of luck 🙂
Thank you much appreciated.
I wish you the best. Like you said, “Keep writing.”
Thank you. Have fun on the farm!
Judging from your start, you’ll be fine. Go for it!
Thanks for the support. Cheers!
I thought I had nothing worth writing about when my friends stated encouraging me to blog. Because I took their advice, I now know I have plenty to share through writing and have met many more friends.
Keep at it & best of luck!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Friends are such great sources of empowerment (well the right ones anyway!). I look forward to getting to know many more through my blog. Take care!
I just started blogging myself as well. I’d like to consider myself tech-savvy but this has been a bit confusing at times. Oh well, slow going and ill have fun while doing it. Good luck to you!
Thank you. It definitely takes some getting used to. I wish you continued success on your blog.
Wishing you success with your blog! Just write what you feel and all will be well. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Good luck! ~Vickie
Thank you. You as well.
Hi… Just a few thoughts. Some feel comfortable writing about a specific topic ‘birds’ crafting ,, photography etc. but many incorporate them and write insightful thoughts and writings and poetry etc. And then some including me decided just to write whatever was on my mind and heart to do….I started writing for me and not really for others ….but it’s great along the way if others like what I write…I have made some wonderful friends and learned so much also. So write what you feel, what interests you and you’ll know what’s right…I’ve been blogging since Nov. 2011 and it was tough learning the processes…If I can help you along the way or point you in the right direction for help…feel free to ask…..Diane
Thanks for the insight and I will be sure to contact you if I have any questions.
Aloha and howdy and welcome to the WordPress blogging community. I brought Fruit Cake. 😉 (It’s the same one somebody gave me for starting my blog a number of years back, but shh, don’t tell them that.) First, thank you for stopping by my little slice of the web, I appreciate it a great deal. Second, just be yourself and speak your piece. People will flock to good, honest writing, no matter the topic. If it is about birds, squirrels, oil changes, or a love of Topographic Maps, if it is written well, they will come.
I don’t like fruit cake but thank you anyway and I won’t tell! Thanks for passing it along.
I always like to share myself with my readers.
Best of luck to you and keep in touch!
Congratulation on beginning your foray into the world of blogging! Thank you for checking mine out too; I’m a neophyte, just like you. If you ever need a sounding board or an article or some editing help, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.
Thank you for the offer. I will keep that in mind.
Thank you for liking my poem and visiting my blog… I’m an artist as well and teach painting and photography beside poetry. I’ve been engaged in lots of video poetry lately, art is a wide river indeed!
I like your intro, your picture and… your curtains, they looked familiar, got the same ones in my living room, except that I cropped mine small and flat…. LOL!!!
I have been thinking some about video poetry. Do you have it linked into your blog? I will check it out if so!
The intro was the easy part (and thank you by the way), directing this blog has been a little more challenging, it seems to be off on a poetry run, when I only started writing poems last week, go figure!?
You have impeccable taste in curtains! 😀
Hi Jennifer 😀 love your feedback on curtains!
Take your time for the blog, things will start rolling… I’ve been writing poems for years nonetheless when I wanted to start my blog on poetry it took me a long time!
I’ve posted a video poem just today, from there, while accessing YouTube you can see on my channel moscanna1, seven more posted.
These video sprung from a few projects, no room to explain here LOL. So far the pictures used are from my students cause I want to give them
opportunities. We are also working on a collective blog called Luminesia please read the Project page before viewing the blog 🙂
Enjoy roaming around,
cheers to you
Good luck. It looks like you’re off to a good start.
Thank you so much.
I appreciate the words of encouragement.
Writers love to read peers work; it’s part of the passion. I enjoyed browsing your site and thank you for visiting mine! I hope to catch and keep your attention.
I couldn’t agree with you more and you already have!
Thanks for taking time to comment.
Welcome to the blog world. Yes you will want to write about a specific topic but believe me, blogging is more about what comes to your head, the observations around you etc. It is fun. I ramble about everything in my blog. Hope to see more of your stuff. We all love reading each other’s work despite the chosen subject or topic.
I know! I am interested in so many things and there are so many topics to explore, it’s distracting!
Thanks for taking the time to comment and to visit.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog . I wish you much success with your blog , what ever YOU decide that means . Good luck !
Well, life is a journey isn’t it?! We don’t always know what the path will be especially if you are trying to make new trails in the woods.
“The woods are lovely dark and deep ” You know who wrote that I’m sure . You just reminded me of that line by Robert Frost . Cheers to you also . Steve
Thank you for reading my post “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother”! Like you, I am trying to sort out what to say, not to say, and ending up exposing too many broad thoughts, but hopefully sharing just the right amount. Good Luck!
Best of luck to you too empathy queen!
To for it!
I will, To for it!
It is inspiring to see your blog taking off so quickly. I’ll be along for the ride, for sure.
Glad to have you Dan!
Let me know your thoughts on posts.
Ya it’s been quite the run so far!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Starting a new blog is such a magical journey – I hope you’ll enjoy yours as much as I have mine.
I am so in love with it already. It’s so freeing and rewarding.
Congratulations. A blog is a good place to find your voice. I loved the book “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott. A great book about writing! Thanks for checking out my blog!
Thank you for the recommendation. I take a look for the book next time I am out and about.
Hi Jennifer. Thank you so much for liking my ‘ By The River’. best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.
I’m so sorry that it’s taken me so long to respond to this, I didn’t notice these comments!
And you are very welcome.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is of equal interest. Best wishes.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Welcome, and enjoy the writing!
Thank you Tony,
I appreciate it.
Continued success to you!
Welcome to the blogosphere!.. This really is a great way to find your voice and new friends all at the same time. Just follow your heart.. You will find your own direction eventually. I write about life in general and as we all know, that covers a multitude of sins lol. Enjoy 🙂
Indeed it does. I am loving my journey!
Thanks for commenting and I hope to see more of your comments around my blog!
I’ve enjoyed your blog very much. Keep writing and sharing. You’re very good at it.
Thank you. Will most definitely keep blogging. I hope you stop by again.
Seems that if we are not kindred spirits at least we are on the same journey! I find my love of words, my love of putting together thoughts, and my love of “musing” mirrored here in your blog. I look forward to what is to come–for both of us!
And I do as well.
Cheers to kindred spirits!
Welcome to the world of blogging and the love of writing! You are not alone. 🙂
As I have seen over the last month!
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Your journey is not directionless, as you clearly know what you want to do and…you’re doing it. Write from your heart and people will “hear” you.
Thank you for the wise and generous words.
Best wishes for success. Seems you have quite a following already.
Thank you. Yes it has grown quite quickly.
Thanks for your visit and like. Whatever you write don’t fix yourself on one idea but be joyful, be happy with your words. Love David
If I have figured out anything about blogging that is the one true point, do what you love!
Thanks Jennifer for visiting Life’s Little Surprises. I’m excited for you stepping out into unfamiliar territory. Keep moving forward and all will be well. I write because I love to. Blogging is helping me become a better writer. I enjoy meeting people through reading their blogs and them reading mine. One day I will write something besides blogs. But in the mean time I’m blogging away. Blessings. Emma
I couldn’t agree with you more Emma.
Thank you for taking the time to share with us,
Thanks for coming by http://www.artprescription.com!! Like you I started blogging for fun and growth, and a personal challenge to be creative each day. Turns out I couldn’t go a day without it now. And the people you “meet” are great and have much to offer.
So true Beverly,
The community of bloggers has been so supportive and I have made some good friends through this journey. If it ended tomorrow I think I have already achieved the fulfillment that I was hoping to gain from this experience.
Thank you for sharing.
Continued success to you,
I’m Enjoying Your Blog!!! Best Wishes To You!! 🙂
Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
You are so welcome!! 🙂 #Blessings
Nothing wrong with aimless meandering, as long as it is interesting. Have fun along the way and its a success!
Hi Jennifer Thanks for liking my WHO I AM poem I have written a poem every morning for over 15 years, and it absolutely amazes me that I can do that. my website is http://www.poetrytoinspire.com and my blog is poetrytoinspire.wordpress.com. I also have some Youtube videos http://goo.gl/tTC3g I did post a poem a day for National Poetry Writing Month.
A poem every morning for a 15 years! That’s fantastic!
Best of luck to you.
Thank you for finding my blog. http://wordifull.wordpress.com/
and liking my poem “Candycorn” I’m just getting started as you can tell. (just a few days!) Hope you enjoy.
I’ll b sure to read your words as well :0)
Because your new ( I am too, I only started on April 1st ) I feel that I should give you this piece of advice. Bloggers often do not like it when you leave your blog address or post address. It comes across as a form of spam. If people are interested in your comments they will click on your name to go to your blog. I don’t mind but others might.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Thank you so much…I had no idea and no intention of spamming anyone. Again, thanks for the advice.
No problem. I know your heart is in the right place. But I’ve read posts by other bloggers complaining about these types of things so I thought I should give you a heads up
Hi Jennifer and welcome to the blogging world, which you are taking by storm. Wow! I’m not sure how you have reached so many people already but it is impressive. I am on the journey to be published with you. I think you are well on your way. Congrats!
Bienvenue! Willkommen! Glad you’re here and am touched you’d already have stopped in at my blog. Thank you for that! And I’m grateful you’d be interested in following the publication of my book. If you stop in over the next eight or so weeks, I’ll share a a lot about the mechanics of publishing, and what this professional trek has required and what it means to me and my family. Glad ot meet you here!—M.
Thanks for dropping by my ‘morethanreading’ blog. Good luck with your blog… and happy writing! I’ll follow with interest.
I wish you great, creatively positive energy! Cheers!
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Here is my very first blog post.
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