When I began blogging almost a year ago I had no idea what I was doing or getting myself into. A blog?! That sounds like fun, why not? Who knew it would take over my life!
But in that year I have learned much about myself. The most important thing I have learned is that I like to write. Once I got over the 'stage fright' of writing and having strangers read my stuff, it really became fun and challenging to produce posts about family, travel and crazy dogs. So many of the comments I have received have been heartwarming and heartfelt.
I have also learned what kinds of blogs I enjoy reading most: blogs written by people who have something to say, something that gets me thinking and makes me want to leave a comment that I give my best to also. Unfortunately those types of blogs are not easy to find.
Most of you who visit on a regular basis read about my family and know about Pam of Pam's Perspectives, my stepdaughter and very special friend. Pam is basically responsible for my venture into blogdom. She always has great ideas and as I mentioned here, I often copy, I mean emulate, those ideas.
Pam and I have talked a lot recently about how to find what we call "blogs of substance." How do we find them all together in one place? After some brainstorming, (mostly Pam's brain) and a little bit of my newly-learned technical knowledge, we have created that place.
We are announcing the birth of Words of Wisdom a blog where we can all hang out; to share some of our more serious posts (and humorous ones as well) and find other bloggers who like to write with a little more "substance." Please don't run away thinking we are looking for "The Great American Novel." We aren't, and we aren't looking to criticize or critique each other, just to get conversations going and exchange some ideas.
We also plan to highlight "Blogs of Note" (BON) weekly to share in the fun and enjoyment of reading some of the wonderful writers out there. If any of this interests you, take a minute to read what's under the TABS below our banner at WOW, then grab our button and let's go!
The best way for this endeavor to become a success is by word of mouth. If this sounds worthwhile and something you would like to become part of, please post about us on your own blog with a link to send people over to WOW.
Pam and I are really excited about this new venture and hope you are, too.
UPDATE: I'm beyond thrilled to announce that WOW will be highlighting its inaugural Blogger of Note (BON) on Monday! Please be sure to stop by and visit this extemely eloquent blogger. And be sure to "join the conversation" by commenting on Monday's WOW post so that other bloggers can find you, too.
(So, who wants to be next? Let me know).