Last July, as I was once again awake at 2am, I realized I had looked up everything I wanted to know on the internet. My head was full. There was not one iota of space left for any more knowledge.
That’s when I came up with the idea of starting a gardening blog.
My friend and fellow motorcycle pal, Becky, writes a blog about knitting, family, and random thoughts. She is a knitter extraordinaire and even knits while riding on the back of a motorcycle. Her blog showcases her work and her writing is fluid–an example of what I wanted my blog to be.
My cousin had started blogging a few years before me. She is a teacher, technical writer and now a published author. I was terribly intimidated by the process of typing words in a post. My train of thought was to send my drafts to her for analysis and then rewrite before hitting the publish button. Does a comma go here?, is that sentence too long?, am I making any sense? are my participles dangling?
Dangling is not a good look for me.
I believe I wrote 3 different posts before I accidentally published them. They popped up on Facebook, my secret was out, and I had to explain what was happening.
I announced if anyone wanted to talk about gardening, just follow me to my blog.
And, much to my surprise, they did!
And one year later, I’m still talking. Most of the time about gardening, but sometimes the animals and grandkids demand a post or two.
I would not have continued without the constant support from my Facebook and WordPress friends. I no longer stress about writing and I’m just enjoying your company. Thanks for sticking with me. Your kind comments are appreciated more than you know.
So, for all you do, this bud’s for you!