The Diary of a Mad Blogger DAY 366

Madness

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…

Strawberryindigo.

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. 🙂

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31 thoughts on “The Diary of a Mad Blogger DAY 366

  1. I remember this from your very first blog post: “I must come out of the shadows. come out into the light and share my little part of the sky.” You are already making the world better through your writing, through sharing your thoughts and your sweet soul on your blog. There is nothing grandiose or stupid or unlikely about recognizing and welcoming your life’s purpose into your days and into your heart. That is a moment of great celebration, when you know you have listened deeply to the whispers of your soul, when you accept the responsibility of doing that which makes you insanely happy and brings you joy. Only then can your soul become present and a part of healing this world and each other.
    You are already a “real writer”. I have not been reading the work of a hack with a laptop. You have a voice that comes alive in the print on my computer screen, and ideas and feelings and thoughts that belong in the light. Keep writing, keep blogging, keep sharing your uniquely wonderful piece of the sky.

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    • Hi Janet: Thanks for saying all that…I really and truly appreciate it. You are such a kind person and I am glad to know you. I need all the encouragement I can get and you are a ray of sunshine that shines on my dark indigo.
      When I make my fortune someday selling cheap novels I will buy you something useless and expensive. Let me know what you want; price is no object.

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      • I will definitely be thinking about what useless and expensive item to ask for! I remember how hard the journey’s been to feel comfortable calling myself a musician. It’s still hard to do sometimes. I was blessed with people who kept telling me that I WAS a musician, and who insisted that I speak of myself as a musician as well. They held that identity for me until I could pick it up and put it on myself. Well, I am going to be one of the people who tell you that you are a writer, because you are, and I’ll help hold that identity up for you to try on until it feels like it fits.

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  2. Congratulations, it is true that was also happened to me when I first published my first post, although I am not a day to day bases posting but I do love and enjoy blogging, looking forward forward for more posting and I may say each post you shared are truly great and worth reading… keep posting… 🙂

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  3. Congrats! I look forward to more if your writing…and I find the subject matter wonderfully eclectic sans recipes. Thank you for blogging:)

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  4. I am in my 6th month of blogging. Like you I did not know where it was going and still don’t know except for going along day by day. I have really enjoyed your posts and being a back-fence neighbor. Congrats on a year and more to come……

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  5. Hey ya ! Congratulations on a year of blogging. Your blog is the first one I came across when I made an account on Word-press so your blog will always hold a special place!I love reading your posts!!
    I hope to enjoy much more coming from you! Have a good time blogging for another year and then another year and then another!!
    With love,
    -Naima.

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  6. Congrats on a full year! yay! And I’m glad to hear you have no plans to stop! You have great things to offer the blogging community. Your sense of humor is wonderful and your writing is awesome…..keep up the good work!

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  7. Hey, congratulations on a year of blogging! I love the feeling of being anonymous too, but also sense that you are still totally sincere. I always look forward to reading your posts – love the way you write – and your photos. You certainly brighten up my little bit of the world! All the best for the next year! 😀

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