It has been 366 days since I published my first post and joined this wonderful world of the real and the surreal: the blogosphere.
I started this blog on a lark with no real idea or theme. No organization or any kind of plan whatsoever. I was new to cyberspace and not technical in the least bit, fortunately, I can usually find some humor at my feeble attempts to do something, which can be often. I still have trouble with the simplest things and the fact that I refer to these things as “things” is a testimony to my utter and complete lack of any technical knowledge whatsoever. The road is long and strange but slowly I am learning. Now after a year I am finally able to post a link without embarrassing myself ( I hope)
On Being Fruity and Colorful
I did realise when I signed up to get a blog here at WordPress that I might be introducing myself to the strange and unusual world of cyberspace and I did have my reservations. I considered many types of avatars and had decided on a purple nebula (really) and it was not until the last-minute I decided on using my real life image. I am not one for pictures of myself. It takes some getting used to, but it’s me and it’s honest and that is what I try to adhere to.
I know what you are thinking: How honest is someone who claims to be some weird name like Strawberryindigo? It was a name I came up with for Trip Advisor and I just kept using it. If I knew then what I knew now I wouldn’t have picked something so…well, weird. In the beginning many people thought I had a food blog and kept searching my site for recipes.
But again I guess it’s me…and I like colors and fruit and so…what the hell, I could have done worse.
I feel free to write whatever I want. I feel I can expose my inner self by being somewhat anonymous. One day I may change my name, and my site. Totally scrap the whole thing and start anew, but for now, I’m doing fine just being fruity and colorful.
A Community of Creatives
What I didn’t realise when I signed up to WordPress was the rich community of bloggers that I would become a part of. It is refreshing to be around so many alive and creative people. I value each comment and every “like” I have received. It does the heart good to see many of you returning again and again. I look forward to our visits. I can imagine us as neighbors chatting over the back fence. I am getting to know many of you through your blogs and comments and I have found you all to be some truly wonderful and amazing people. I have learned so much from you. This is a fantastic little community we are creating here. I thank you for this!
Typically, I am a very shy and reserved person. In the past I’ve mostly kept my thoughts to myself. Through my writing here I feel connected to a whole world. I am coming out of the shadows and into the light…..and it feels spectacular!
The Mad Blogging Part
I started this as a sort of online diary that quickly morphed into something else…just what that is, I do not know. (If anyone has any thoughts on this please let me know because I am sort of all over the place.) I guess what I’m attempting here is to train myself to be a writer. A real writer. Not just some hack with a laptop and a dream as I perceive myself to be now. It is my life’s goal to succeed at this endeavor. I have found through trial and error that nothing makes me happier. It is the air that I breathe and it is engrained in my very essence. After many years of soul-searching; it is what I believe I am meant to do. I know this sounds grandiose and stupid and highly unlikely but I want to somehow make the world a little better because of my writing, if only in some small way…
I started this all as an experiment with the time period of one year. I wanted to see what a year of blogging would do and what I would become after all this….
…and I have found that I’m still in the act of becoming…
I will continue to blog. It’s in my blood now and I don’t want that to change. As my writing continues to evolve I will keep at it, I can’t stop anyway. Writing is essential to my existence. My plans are to eventually start submitting my work and see where that goes but I know that I still have some work to do–my journey continues.
Looking forward to day 367…
I want to let you know that I will probably never write so much about myself again in one post….I appreciate those of you who are still reading this and I commend you. Thanks. 🙂
My Little Part of the Sky ( My first post!!!)