Posted by: Dennie | July 25, 2013

Blogging–My Mental Gym.

My husband doesn’t quite understand the concept of blogging. And, frankly? Neither do I. I remember a number of years ago when I began to entertain the idea of writing regularly. I had  hopes (and still do)  that it would lead to something that might generate a little additional income. I was researching info on blogs and web sites, trying to figure out where to start. I became so confused and frustrated that I just gave up.

A year or two later, after I’d learned a little bit more, I attempted to start a blog in an effort to record a once-in-a-lifetime trip we took to South Africa. I’d planned to make daily entries, complete with photos, and post them so friends and family at home could keep up with our adventure and also have it serve as a memoir for ourselves. I think I posted twice during the entire three weeks.I had no idea what I was doing, and trying to compose ten to twelve hours of daily activity into a few paragraphs was impossible for me. I tend to write the way I talk. With limitless enthusiasm. And lots of details. It can make for hours at the keyboard before I even begin to edit. A South  African photo safari is not the time or place to attempt to learn the craft of blogging. With or without photos.

So my explanation to my husband about blogging is that it could be for anything and about anything. Right now my blog is my mental gym. Like working out my body to prepare myself for the  Warrior Dash, I’m writing my blog to…get used to writing my blog. It’s beginning to get a little easier to tap something out each night. The words and ideas seem to be coming more freely than they did a couple of weeks ago. Today in our living room I  showed my husband how I could do twenty full body push-ups, not a lot, but he remarked that it’s twenty more than I could do before. My body’s getting stronger and  I feel like my writing is getting stronger right along with it. And so, in order to continue moving forward, I’ll be like Dory, and Just Keep Swimming.


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