Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Don’t be alarmed; I can’t see them either. I wanted fireworks but our imaginations are all we have here. What is the proper blog way to celebrate 200 posts?
I do have one more award to pass along. That is a celebration, but let’s save that for last. Let me finish this 200th post first.
Allow me a 200-post transformation.
When I became unemployed I like so many of you started blogging. Write, read, click, make money; sounded good. HAHA! Yes, I know heard it a thousand times. I was to be the exception right? Well, do you see anything that would resemble a dollar sign on my blog? (I’m slapping my knee laughing right now.)
Then came the “lets save the world,” part of my transformation. The Haiti earthquake comes to mind but of course I took my jabs at DC too. Why I even wrote letters to Oprah and Mr. Obama; of course they did not comment. I was a mad, loud mouth, white woman without a job, would you comment?
This is when I started to have personal memories return. I began to write about things I felt, things that meant something to me and could actually put into words. Then I wrote a post, not a very well written one but it got 7 comments. I could sense the transformation.
I read a lot of blogs in all shapes, sizes and genres; I was looking for a style. Then I asked myself, “Who are these 7 people and why do they care what I write?” I realized it was because I wrote, not because of some template or style, that they read and commented. The transformation was complete.
It took me 200 hundred posts but I now celebrate the fact that I am “Trying To Get Over The Rainbow.” No one else, it is just me. I have found my voice thanks to you. Through you, my wonderful followers, with all your lovely comments I found strength. You have allowed me to share my stories and applauded them at their end. That transformed into courage, courage I did not have before. In 200 posts I have found, My voice.
So now about that award?
Welcome to my World of Poetry bestowed this on me last week. Oh that silly woman. Sorry it took me so long to catch up. I must say though, she is the kindest, most uplifting poet I know. Thank you again Yvonne.
So now I must pass it on to:
Karen @ Author Karen Walker A wonderful writer with many lessons to share.
Teresa @ Journaling Woman A very inspirational lady with a new grandson.
Glynis @ Author Blog: Glynis Smy Another lovely write and who is wee bit funny.
I know this week has been full of drivel and awards (which are not drivel) but I promise the stories are coming back. I can feel them and I hope you are still reading.
Happy Wednesday, you are on the hump. I'm going to the pool!