Normally I write all about my dream-come-true place where I live and get to work out my real life passion of doing real estate (and actually make money at it, which many can’t say is happening in this economy right now), but I am looking around at all of these successful Bloggers and realize what a beginner I am at this. It took me eons just to figure out what the actual word BLOG meant, and I’m STILL questioning whether or not I got it right: business log?? Heck, I dunno. It’s like asking about where certain phrases come from like Dead as a Doornail….I recall reading that in a Dickens novel. However I had used it for years before discovering it in one of his books, but honestly, can anyone really explain what THAT means??
Okay, so I’m rambling here, but it IS interesting to see what people blog ABOUT. Just about ANYTHING and everything and I’m totally self-taught and stumbling around the blogging world trying to understand the lingo. I figured out the tagging part, sticking neat little phrases onto your article to hopefully capture the interest of the world at large or simply ONE person out there who seems genuinely fascinated by whatever intriguing piece of knowledge you have that makes you stand out from the bunch. I’m clueless on so many of the other blogging phrases (pings? that’s a golf club, from my recollection) that I’ll venture out occasionally to meander through the definitions only to find myself lost in some other cyberspace arena and don’t know how I got there.
I do know how to put photos into my blogs and since I take most of them, thank GOD it’s one area I have covered! I have written newsletters and journals for years and years, so I’m not afraid of the stream-of-consciousness stuff that some bloggers are really adept at and I can get into the flow because writing is really enjoyable not like doing the dishes which I hate.
It’s been about six months and the biggest number of hits I got was the day I started, I think. I haven’t figured that out, either. Sheesh! You know what’s nice, though? I keep at it, I get excited when my graph of views goes up, even if it’s incremental…it still feels GOOD. And a “word to the wise” from the Blogging Gods: Keep at it. Be patient. Blog often. All things I can do. Simple stuff!
So,you WordPress people have given me Blogging Words to Live By. Which, frankly work for a whole lotta learning curves in this road of life! Thanks, guys.