Blogging 101- Introducing myself and why I’m here

I’m treating this as if I haven’t blogged before. I have but very little and not often.  I’d like to blog more than I do now. I’ve been following the WordPress (WP) Daily prompt for most of April and have 19 new posts since I started. My posts have run the gamut from digital scrapbooking to photography to my fiction writing to just musings or running fingers on the keyboard due to a prompt that peaked my interest. And I’ve found a few bloggers that I’m now following either because I like their style or because they’re not from “here” and are therefore different or because they are a little bit like me and we have something in common. I’m curious about other people, what they do, what they believe, how they live. And besides, I like to have people follow me – on-line, not in real life.  No stalking, please.

What will this blog have for the reader? I’m not sure myself.

– I may post pictures of places we go. Or I may just continue to have my Flickr feed on the side where the reader can see not just my pictures, but the digital scrapbook pages I create using them. If so, then you’ll also see any scrapbooking challenges I participate in and any of the 30 Days of Lists challenges I participate in.

– There may be posts about TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) an international weight-loss support organization (establ. 1948 by  Esther S. Manz) that I belong to and of which I am a Chapter Leader in New Mexico.

– I am a Type II diabetic so I may post about it. If I read a hint in a magazine that I try and it works for me, I may pass that hint along but with the caveat “try this at your own risk and talk to your physician because I’m not a doctor of any sort (not an O.D., O.D.C., PHD, MD, nor witch.)”

– I will post some of my fiction as well. I like to write (and read) fantasy and have created a world that is the setting for one unpublished book, another in the plotting stage, and a third documenting the decline and fall of a villain as he ages over a span of 150 years.

Why am I taking this class?  I don’t know.

It’s not like I have something I want to sell. I don’t make widgets to sell on EBay.

My books so far are unpublished. (Should I copyright my fiction? Is just saying it’s copyrighted enough? If not what is?) And if and when I do publish – it’s likely that will be through Amazon or Barnes-and-Nobel (or both plus more.)

I’m not an expert about anything. I know how to use Adobe Photo Shop to make my digital scrapbooks but there are many more who not only know more but do more with it. The same is true of Adobe Lightroom.

I think I’m a pretty good cook. My family didn’t die or get sick eating my food (although the first time I cooked pork chops in a microwave was an adventure in eating.) But I’m no Julia Child and I don’t cook with strange foods. I don’t cook  (or eat) real spicy food (which is strange because I was brought up and live in New Mexico where we have a state question (Red or Green?) referring to the type of chili to be put over your food.)

I also like cats and may discourse on them from time to time. But I’m not that “Crazy Cat Lady” (I only have fourteen on me right now … on my t-shirt, silly!)  We have two real-live feline fur-babies who ARE crazy.

I also have a standard bred poodle who, in some respects, is as crazy as the cats.

At times I have a wicked sense of humor, but it can’t always be depended upon. That particular muse is kind of skittish.

I will rant occasionally but usually it’s about an injustice committed by an “official” organization or body (organizational committees/boards etc.)

I’m not political – I’m an independent and vote either against the worst or for the least objectionable IN MY OPINION which may not be yours but you’re entitled to it even if I think you’re strange or have no sense. I won’t beat you up about it. I’ll be the first to agree to disagree.

And sometimes I’ll just ramble on about whatever floats by.

So, stop by and see if what I say interests you. If it does that’s great. If it doesn’t that’s great, too.

I appreciate comments although if you’re nasty about something I may “unapprove” your comment so you don’t annoy others. I’ll try to respond to your comments or at least acknowledge them. And if you link back to your blog, I’ll even take a look.

About frncnseal585

Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, retired from gainful employment. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. I love to travel (we cruise, go to Pagosa Springs and take one other trip every year) I like to digitally scrap book (all that traveling), make greeting cards (all occasion & Christmas), write fantasy fiction (got two, maybe three books in the works right now), and photography. I generally participate in most of Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry's 30 Days of Lists challenges and also in Lain Ehman's LayOut a Day (LOAD) challenges.

Posted on April 15, 2014, in Blogging 101 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I like what you said as well. And dragons are my favorite.

  2. I just happened to run into your blog and am happy to be here. I’ll visit again and hope to meet your cats.

  3. I notice the share buttons do not appear unless you hit comments. I am not sure if you can make them more visible in this lay-out. As for copyright notice, you can add one if your material is actually copyrighted or not. It does offer some protection, although it could discourage sharing if not worded well. On Serendipity, Marilyn has added a copyright notice on the right side of her blog. I “stole” that idea for my own blog.

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