Today I find myself reading other peoples Blogs and trying to navigate my way around my own Blog attempting to figure out how this all works. I am not very technologically inclined so I find this phase rather frustrating and distracting. 

I have a love/hate relationship with technology and social media.  Technology is changing the way we communicate, operate, think and socialize.  It is also changing our priorities (ex. my spending the day figuring out how to navigate this Blog and worrying about whether or not it is aesthetically appealing rather than focusing my attentions to writing)

But I have been heard saying that I like to equate a depth of knowledge with a depth of over all character.  People that are willing to invest time to read and research seem to be the same people that take time for all of the things around them with an understanding that we can’t be in all places at once but to be present in the places that we are at. 

So, I learn to Blog.

I am a ‘Wordy’ (word junky) and the word BLOG is so, well, for lack of a better word, blah.”




  1. jadereyner

    I think we are probably on the same journey and at roughly the same point so I just wanted to say I totally get where you’re coming from! Good luck with everything.

  2. Jo Danehy

    I share many of your thoughts and “frustrations” I am trying to go through tons of blogs since joining The Daily Post. Wish I had time to read more but there is only so much time…..

    • writingsofamrs

      Hi Jo,
      Indeed time is limited. I feel it everyday but I try to enjoy where I’m at, where ever that may be.
      Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.
      Happy reading.

  3. Chef Ashley

    Hi Jennifer,
    I often feel as if time slips through my fingers with all the technology buzzing around. As if I’m standing still and the world is twirling…….thank goodness for my son, he helps me to remember how it ALL used to be before there was even a t.v remote.

  4. maureenjenner

    Time. There’s never enough is there? But then if we did have more, we’d still be chasing round in circles trying to play catch-up. Thank you for taking time to look at my blog. I like the challenge you issue in yours.

  5. emilykarn

    Thanks for liking It’s Shedding Season. I read several of your posts and enjoyed them In reference to BLOG, do you realize that if you remove the ‘L’ it becomes “BOG”? Sometimes I feel like I’m wading through a bog trying to think of something intersting to write for the day. Good luck to you and keep at it. Emily

    • writingsofamrs

      Hi Emily,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment I appreciate it!
      Yes it is a long learning process a fine line between what you want to write and what people want to read…
      The biggest tips that I received and that I found helpful is write for yourself, write with passion and that comes from writing about things that matter to you. Be yourself and go for it!
      I hope to see you around.

  6. timdesmondblog

    Thank you for the recent “LIKE” on my blog. Much appreciated. I liked the above blog of yours also. You have a lot of comments. That is great. Will try to follow you if I can find the button. Take care.

  7. malctg

    Hi Jennifer. Still don’t know what a blog really is. I just write my poems as I feel and put them out for others to like or not. It makes me feel I’m contributing something to this society and leaving my essence to live on when I’m no longer here. I would like to have been really talented and able to help my children more. But I settle for sharing my thoughts with the world. Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

  8. kbwill

    Its tricky to learn all this stuff I have no experience and in 4 days of starting on here I have 87 views and should have 100 by the end of the night. For someone who doesn’t know much I know views convert to followers so the more we put out the more we grow 🙂

  9. dcardiff

    Hi Jennifer,
    I think the word “blog” started off as “web log”, still rather blah. I prefer to think of mine as a “journal”. It seems more personal, yet not as intimate as “diary”.

    Thanks for liking my poem “Wild Rose.”


  10. SSMatthews

    Sound thoughts and a wonderful perspective. Changes come regardless. We can either take them at face value, or challenge them to a higher standard. I look forward hearing what you have to say and thank you for your kind attention.

  11. micalagh

    Thanks for the recent “like” on my blog! I resonate with your musings on blogging and trying to be present where you are. I feel like I am often learning how to balance the research, looking at options, with being present in the here and now!

  12. Lauralynn Elliott

    My number one rule for blogging is blog what’s on your mind. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Don’t try to force anything. Let what you want to say flow from you. Because it’s your blog, and it’s about you. Sometimes you might want to talk about your writing. Sometimes you might just want to tell a funny story about something that happened to you. I’ve found that some of the people who give blogging advice are kind of…er…stuffy. 🙂 Do what you want. Blog often. And comment on other blogs, because that’s what’s going to help you be found. Although, as many comments as you’re getting, I think people are already finding you.

  13. Galaxian

    Computerized media technology is really powerful–there’s something to being able to “publish” an illustrated number from a desktop machine & have it look “professional.” There are drawbacks. The tech keeps changing in an idiosyncratic manner, so that it’s hard to keep up with the protocols you need to do things on computers. The blogosphere is also killing the newspaper industry and little serious analysis is done anymore regarding things that go on in the world. That’s why I like where you say, “I like to equate a depth of knowledge with a depth of over all character.” The art of understanding, as opposed to merely being “informed,” is on its deathbed today.

  14. Joe

    Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your post. I particularly resonated with the last paragraph. I just started delving into research for a book on marriage. The more perspective I gain through reading what others wrote, the more I am aware of my surroundings and my experience of them. In a word, I feel more alive. Best of luck with your blogging.

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