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.”
I liked this entry a lot, Jennifer, especially the last sentence!
Thanks for the encouragement Becky, I thought you might appreciate the last sentence.
Love your blog Jen!
Thanks so much Rach.
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.
And to you as well!
Thanks for checking out my blog, Jennifer! I love your poetry! Do you write novels also? Please enjoy my novels:
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…..
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.
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.
Indeed, children most defiantly change our perspectives and views in so many ways.
Thanks for your comment,
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.
I totally agree Maureen.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Nice to meet you! I too have a love/hate relationship with technology
Good to meet you as well.
It is a complicated, time consuming thing, technology!
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
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.
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.
Hopefully you found the follow button.
I’m glad that you liked this post.
Yes a lot of comments, not sure why!?
I love words too!!!
Such a freedom of expression, what would we do with out them!?
Best wishes on your writing adventure! I am looking forward to following you.
Thank you Rich,
I appreciate that!
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.
Thank you so much for your contributions! They are valuable for your family and for the writing community at large.
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 🙂
Congrats on your views in 4 days! That’s great. Keep writing.
I am on day 20 with just over 6000 views.
Best of luck to you and continued success with your blog.
P.S Thank you for reblogging.
Im hoping I can get up there as well 🙂 and your welcome for the repost. Have you been converting many to followers? Must be
I started with 0 WordPress followers on day 1 and I now have 675. Total followers 1100ish I think. You can check on my main page, my stats are posted. I will be posting a blog tomorrow about week 3 stats.
I wouldn’t say I converted people but they just seem to enjoy what they read.
Best of luck to you. If you have any questions feel free to email me. My email address is under my about me at the top of my blog.
I am up to 140 in 4 days and it hasn’t stopped yet, crazy
People must like my stuff
Reblogged this on Travel Reviews And So Much More and commented:
Sounds sorta like my experience
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Nice writing style and insightful too. Let me go read more posts…
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it.