Blogging 101 – Day 9


 Day Nine: Get Inspired By the Neighbours

Today’s assignment: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday.

What is the most important aspect about blogging? In my humble opinion, it is the relationship with other bloggers. We comment to show support, join in the fun, and to question. The most important of these is the support.

When I first started blogging three years ago I had no idea what I was doing or what to expect. WordPress set me up with how you do it but I had no idea of the ramifications of that. So I wrote. I asked questions. And I worried. I had no idea if what I had to say was of any interest to anyone. I had nothing to worry about.

Several of the people who reached out to me three years ago in my comments and with the ‘like’ button are still with me. I cherish them. And they have become my friends. When I lost my furry babies they supported my grief. When I am worried or sad or frightened I can always reach out to the friends I’ve made through blogging.

I remember when one blogger was facing a typhoon. I wasn’t the only one who worried about him until he let us know he was safe. He lives on the other side of the world and yet he is really only a keystroke away.

 Yesterday morning one of the first things I read was a comment attached to a poem I posted that morning. Now I love reading comments. I particularly like reading positive comments (they always are). The other thing I like about comments are the introductions. Maryruth 16 introduced herself and told me a little bit about herself. It was intriguing. It made me want to go and see what she had offer.

That was how I found What I found was an intelligent and intriguing blog written by a woman who likes to question.   She admits she doesn’t have all the answers but she’s working on it. I like her attitude, I like her words, I like her pictures. Yep I’m going to like this blog. You should check her out:

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13 thoughts on “Blogging 101 – Day 9

  1. Marc

    The word is flat and neighbors are all a click away, this is one of the things that make this world fascinating and full of hope. Happy to have found you (eh, just entered the 50s too and agree on your views on this :-)).


  2. Mark Anderson

    A very nice post! Having just completed the same assignment, and gaining inspiration from maryruth as well, I agree with you on the importance of support that comes through in the blogs we read and follow. Best wishes, and I look forward to reading more from you. 🙂



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