Robin Gotch – First Post (let’s hope I don’t delete it!) – EDITED 9/21/2011
Posted by Robyn Gotch
I had a blog – and I deleted its contents. I wrote some really cool stuff – but then reconsidered. I still think what I wrote was good, but realize that more thought and planning is necessary before I jump into the fray. Being a very honest person, the sort of person that you best not ask the question if you are afraid of the answer, I tend speak my mind and have a very strong personality.
I also want to be hired to write or teach some day!
So, should I blog? And if I do, should I set limits or should I go “balls to the walls” as is my want and do this thing up right? As you can see, I usually have many more questions than answers – so, should I blog about what and who I am or what confuses me?
In the end, I think the most important thing I need to do is learn. I need to learn about what blogging is, what types of blogs are out there and where I fit in, if anywhere.
Thoughts on the Readings:
There is no question that my own, personal feelings on blogging were quite inaccurate. This is exemplified by my comments above. I was under the assumption that the only good blog was one that dealt with politics or other intense issues. Silly me, blogging is for everyone! In fact, blogging is akin many other internet activities. It provides a cultural release nothing short of a shared online diary for many people. How many people this is shared with is a matter of personal preference. At the very beginning of the article, Why We Blog, it is evident that there is no one reason that people take pen to paper – er – fingers to keyboard, and document what is itching to be told.
I also found it appropriate that blogs are typically found by other blogs. This makes sense to me. I was so unfamiliar with blogs primarily because I was not active in the blogging community. What hit home for me was the statement “Bloggers sometimes poured out their feelings or ideas and sometimes struggled to find something to say.” This sums up my reticence in a nutshell. Do I dare pour out my feelings? And what if I don’t feel like writing for a time?
Getting back to the concept of how to find a blog, I did a random search in Google for “blogs about horses”. Low and behold there is a site: http://horsebloggers.com
DOH! Now, this may not be the exact blog site I want to follow, it sure showed me how far my head was stuck in the … sand.
About Robyn GotchAfter many years of quilting, sewing and long-arm quilting for myself, I felt it was time to offer these same services to the public. You will find that because I am a quilter myself, your projects will be treated with the same care and respect that I do my own.
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