Over in the blog frog community, someone posted a discussion called “Define Your Blog”
As I was responding to the discussion thread, it dawned on me that I could use this as a post LOL (since I’m stopped up).
I don’t know what my blog is about.
Mostly it’s about whatever comes into my mind, whatever topic is hovering around in there…. I have been telling my story lately… it’s been fun and cathartic.
I’m on the downside of my 40’s, a granny, a strong woman, sarcastic and dry about life generally. When I started all of this I had no idea I would gain readers and followers. That has been an added benefit.
I started my blog as a journal… I have always journaled by hand…and I have grown to like doing it electronically.
I think I’m getting better at using my blog creatively. I’m also learning more about myself. If I just kind of let the words flow, my thoughts take me places that I didn’t know I would go. I’ve read about people who spend many hours on a post before putting it out there. Me? Not so much. I sit down with my computer and start typing. I spell check and grammar check it. Then I read it over to make sure it’s not too confusing, then I hit publish.
So my blog truly is the mess in my mind. It’s a stream of consciousness so to speak. I just let it come out through my fingers and see what happens. I wish I could do that with other art forms…but I suck. ha
Another benefit to this electronic journal is that I have found some wonderful people out there in the electronic world! I have learned things, shared things, expanded my ideas about things…. I have joined artistic journeys (even though I suck) and become involved in other things that challenge who I think I am… I like that. Keeps me growing.
Speaking of keeping me growing, this use of words and all the challenge is keeping distance between me and the friend of the elderly, Alzheimer’s! Yes I know… I’m only in my LATE 40’s…but man, it’s something that I find myself thinking more about each day. With each new creak or ache, each new hair in an unusual spot, each new liver spot (why liver?) … I worry about my mind. My body could go and I would be fine just as long as my mind stays good. I could live without all the rest of it….just let me keep my mind!
See? a rambling little post about nothing really… that’s what happens….