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The privilege of blogging

Three years ago, I never would have dreamed that I would publish 500 blog posts, but as of today, I have. Readers come and go. I doubt anyone, but me, has read all of those posts. If you have, you deserve a reward. (For being subjected to my attempts at humor and poetry, you deserve diamonds and gold.)

This blog dresses in comfy clothes and bare feet, and often I worry that it reveals too much, but several of you have told me you appreciate the honesty. I’ve never been able to predict which of my posts will resonate and inspire many of you to respond, but I’m thrilled when that happens.

To me, blogging is an invitation to discuss. I’ve never understood bloggers who don’t reply to comments. (Sorry, if I just stepped on your toes.) I feel that anyone who takes the time to read my blog and comment, deserves a moment of my time in response.

As a blogger, I could voice my beliefs on aliens (earthly or otherwise); the paranormal; Congress; Big Business; gods, devils, and angels; the death penalty; or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs. Junior Mints. I have that freedom. Yet I choose to leave those worthy topics to other bloggers. (Though you never know what I might say in comments.)

About three times a week, I type out 300-400 words to post here. I rarely choose a trending topic. I forget to observe holidays. I just write what’s on my mind, which is usually something connected to writing fiction.

I’ve also been known to write about books I’ve read, movies I’ve seen, food I like, games I play, places I’ve visited, crazy thoughts I have … whatever. Sometimes you catch me with the glass half empty, but usually it’s full, and occasionally it runneth over.

No matter what I blog about, I know it’s a privilege to have a voice. And it’s a delight to have you lend an ear to it—or an eye, I guess. Thank you. Stick around for the next 500. By then, I should have this blogging thing down pat.

30 thoughts on “The privilege of blogging”

  1. Thanks Linda,

    I feel the same way you do when it comes to blogging–it is a privilege to express our thoughts through this wonderful medium. I want to write about whatever comes to mind when I decide to post, and not have to worry if its on topic or within my “niche”–whatever that may be.

    But mostly, I just go with the flow; let readers decide if the topic resonates with them or not. Reading other people’s minds is very hard to do; so I usually just write what tickles my fancy and let it go at that.

    Feedback is always a good thing and I always try respond to comments as soon as I can. I said this before–“blogging is therapy”.

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    1. Sorry, Marcia, I overlooked your comment when I replied earlier today. 😦

      I’ve tried preparing posts ahead of time, but more often than not, when it comes time to publish one, none of those I’ve written is what I want to say that day. I suppose if I considered myself a teacher, I could schedule serious posts on writing topics, but I don’t think that’s what most people come here to read. I think my readers identify with my moods and experiences, and they like to know they’re not alone. I’m glad they let me know I’m not alone either. I guess that’s the “therapy” side of it. 🙂

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  2. Congratulations Linda. I wonder if I will ever reach the 500th posts, doubtful, as I tend to “clean up” house and delete things sometimes lol.

    It’s a great milestone. You should be proud, and I hope you are 🙂

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    1. Well, Alannah, I treat my blog like many other things in my life. I don’t get rid of anything … except spam. I’m proud that I stuck to it. You’ve been around awhile, so you may recall a few posts where I wondered if I ought to quit. I’ve tried a couple of times, but I miss it too much. 🙂

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      1. I remember, and I’ve had similar thoughts myself, more than once. You are certainly way more disciplined than me, who writes whenever I feel like it, and sometimes, that’s not very often at all lol.

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