Blogging– what’s this about?

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What’s a blog?  What’s blogging about?  Why blog?  I am often way behind the times when it comes to modern technology or even terminology.

Blog simply means “web log” or to write and post to the Internet.

The word blogging has been around for some time, I just didn’t give it much thought.  It wasn’t until one of my very “hip” young co-workers introducing me to her blog, that I actually got to see one. (She has the cutest little critters on the planet!)

Seems blogs are fabulous tools to  publish a personal diary of thoughts and ideas– a great place for families to keep track of daily “goings on”.  But blogs also seem to serve as excellent tools for entertainment and news and politics (remember Obama mania?) and of course business promotions.

My first endeavor of a blog was simply just a  journal. BOR-ING

For years I have kept a personal journal. The pile in my storage box is over flowing with spirals, ringed and bound examples. (I actually have an entire spiral, proof that my father spent most of his money for me to ski at GRAND TARGEE instead of attending classes– sorry Dad– ) I have to admit, while they are a fun read for me; I seriously can’t  picture anyone else enjoying my often too sappy “diaries”.

But… I love to put thoughts down and decided to find other reasons for me to blog.  I’d even read how “YOU too can get rich quick on the Internet.” Well, you can’t do it quickly– or at least I couldn’t. It takes time and some money and lots of patience.

My work schedule doesn’t allow me to be the newest cashier at Barnes and Noble; So up front I am posting that this blog will have ADVERTISMENTS hopefully to supplement my depleted income.

Several friends have given me great ideas on topics and even things they would like some help with.

HTML (computer back ground terminology) is not something I will dive into, so I have been on the look out for knowledgeable help.

Thanks much to Cathy, from Pajamadeen  who worked on the inner “guts” of my blog. (who knew there were so many ways to get Search Engine Optimization??).  She is a hoot and makes me laugh mainly at myself.  I wish I had found her 5 months ago.

Her graphic artist is assisting me with my LOOK.  After these talented women help me a bit I will take off the training wheels and hopefully get cooking.

Thanks for running along side of me ladies… looking forward to the time when you can give me a shove. (hopefully not off a cliff)

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March 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Blog beginnings | 1 comment

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One response to “Blogging– what’s this about?”

  1. pajamadeen says:

    Thanks for the kind words and compliments!  We try hard to please.  🙂  I wish you every success with blogging, and come back anytime.

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