This coming Monday on Bring it on! I will interview Panthergirl of A Dog’s Breakfast. Why? Read the interview. She’s special; I like her blog and the way she mixes things up. And she’s a baby boomer from a borough who talks the talk and walks the walk. Want to know what I mean? Read the interview.
I also now have a new excuse for everything I might have done wrong or will do wrong in the future. The Judith Miller excuse: we can both be volatile because we’re half Russian Jewish and half Irish Catholic–in my case by birth not upbringing. Guess I only get half an excuse. Story of my life.
This coming Sunday November 13 I will have put Courting on Blog Explosion a year ago, and since then it’s had 157,000 page views lasting way over the 30 second BE thing.
When I first went on BE I was clueless. I had no idea what a blog roll or a link was. People would ask to exchange links and I would say “no,” simply because I had no idea what one was. Honestly don’t know why Courting seems to be on BE every two seconds or so I have been told.
I had begun Courting in August, 2004 for writing practice. But I kept it on Blogger and just wrote ocassionally in it. BE changed that. It’s been a wonderful experience.
Writers, all writers no matter what they say, crave feedback. Most of it’s been so great that the negative comments about my moral/values, they’re laughable.
The great comments: the comments about my writing; or somebody describing something it reminds them of, or sharing ideas, that’s amazing. I am so blessed. This is so weird; I can’t think of any words that describe how I feel.
Last year right after the election I put my blog on BE, and before I knew what was happening I became part of a community of bloggers. It’s been great. I have written so many different things in so many different voices and styles; for a writer to be able to do that and to have an audience. That’s a dream. Yes, I want it to pay in money. But it’s paid in so so so many ways.
Blogging can drive me crazy; but it’s usually a good kind of crazy
Thank you for reading Courting and for becoming part of my life.