I’m always a bit behind the curve when it comes to technology. There’s a somewhat funny commercial I’ve seen recently where a dad, mom, and child are going across the street to visit the neighbors. The father cautions the child to be kind to the neighbors because they are still in the dark ages, i.e. no cell phones. It concludes by the dad saying, “See those smoke signals? That’s email.”
That’s just about the extent of it folks. About the time I finally understand something, it’s become antiquated technology. Guess it’s about time I shut down my My Space account.
I began Nana’s Whimsies because I missed writing. I have degrees in journalism and applied communication, and I wrote extensively as part of my job. I love to write. Call me crazy. In fact, I never dread sitting down and writing my blog post for the next day. Now coming up with topics about which to write – that’s a different story. My life simply isn’t that interesting.
My sister Jen, who is the one most responsible for getting me off my frufra and blogging again, says my life is as interesting as the next guy’s. It’s all about the writing. I don’t know if that’s true or not. Still, Seinfeld – a show about nothing – was one of the most successful on television. Don’t get me wrong; I am not comparing my blog to any Seinfeld episode ever. I don’t have a Kramer in my life. Bill comes close, but he’s not quite there.
Though there is this…..
I suspect the bulk of my readers are people I know. Every once in a while I’ll get a comment from someone I didn’t know was reading my blog and it makes me very happy. I have a number of folks following my blog with whom I am unfamiliar. That’s kind of cool too.
I would like to build my readership. That’s why I have started posting it on Facebook every day, and it has resulted in more hits. Occasionally one of my Facebook friends will share the link, and that gets me even more hits.
Readership is important if I ever want to become rich and famous. I’m just kidding about being rich and famous, but it would be nice to earn a few dollars from my efforts. Still, every blogger with whom I’ve spoken has said if you get into blogging for the money, you are wasting your time. You should blog to communicate with others through your pictures and your words. But mostly you should blog because you love it.
I promise that is the biggest reason I blog. When my nephew Christopher tells me he reads my blog every single day, that makes me extremely happy. When I get a comment from a cousin I almost never see, I am overjoyed.
So, much to my surprise, today I posted NUMBER 200! It’s a milestone of sorts. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to be disciplined enough to write every day, but I have. I’m proud of myself.
Thanks for reading Nana’s Whimsies, and I appreciate all feedback and suggestions.