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"VOF Week 3: (The Importance Of Being Earnest)."

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The Importance Of Being Earnest

When blogging exploded on the scene, I remember being excited but feeling like it was all happening to other people. I remember hearing that an acquaintance had won a Blogger award for the amazing blog she had. I felt envious to be honest. I am a writer, I am technologically adept I should have a kick-ass blog, I thought! However, this never transpired. Over the years I have seen other people’s blogs, and appreciated them; the easy way their words flow, the juxtaposition of images, video & music, the community of people that seem to just appear & be interested, supportive & consistent bloggles :-) my mind.

If a tree falls in the forest & no-one is there to hear it…that is how I feel about blogging. Who will read my words? And I feel I cannot stay consistently motivated to share my thoughts, emotions & views in a virtual world if there is just dead silence!

Just Do It, is a phrase that comes to mind as a solution. I have had some wonderful ideas for blogs but they stay just that, ideas...I feel that with time, & perhaps developing some kind of community that I know wants to read & know what I have to say I may gain confidence.

I am as I said technologically adept, and yet I get intimidated by what I perceive as bells & whistles on blogs I see. I have set up blogs but then I want to personalize them, don’t know how & so just give up!

I would like to learn how to make linkages with blogs, so that it is more accessible in searches. I did ask someone who works on web content a great deal but could not get a clear answer.

Just yesterday I was looking at a blog I had set up for my poetry four years ago, & haven’t updated in three years and thought, “ I should really work on this…” With the right tools, I do believe I would want to blog, blog & blog some more & perhaps with this assignment I am being sent a message, “There’s no time like a present!”

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aleila's picture

i hear ya!

Hi! Great writing style! I think lots of people read and not so many respond...just wanted to let you know that I have read and am so glad I did! Looking forward to reading more!

Peace to you!
Aleila

very kind of you aleila
peace out

molliv's picture

bells and whistles and nike! :)

thank you so much for your blog. i think you are definitely on your way to becoming that award-winning blogger. i, too, am intimidated by everything i see on blogs. i have friends whose blogs look like online newspapers, others who have music and slideshows running alongside their stories, and i just could never understand how they keep it up. i did experiment last week with html, as i posted things for sale on a classifieds page, and i realized it is a LOT easier than it looks. for the text-related "bells", it's pretty much the same format for anything you do, it's just a matter of getting to know the codes, but it's kind of like learning people's names...use it, and you won't have to look a t those name tags anymore!

i t can also be really intimidating to put so much of yourself out there and feel that no one is listening. that is what is amazing about this project, from worldpulse. by "assigning" people to listen, we all get inspired. i for one have read people's posts from previous weeks, read their profiles, and explored their links (speaking of which, i LOVE your writing style, and would appreciate a link to your poetry page!). this is how we get connected!

~molli

Don't let your worries get the best of you. Remember, even Moses started out as a basket case.

pearld's picture

just do it

Living in Portland, home of Nike and being a designer and hearing this slogan repeated in so many difference contextual references..., wow, Nike really got it right. Being a fan of of the Nike motivation, your words are true to this statement. Technology moves so fast and can be SO intimidating, but you have the right attitude. Your perseverance will move you forward. Your words are very honest and refreshing, you have a nice inspiring writing style.

Kind regards,
Theresa

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