I'm 71 now, (mentally about 40-ish, and in my head maybe even younger---yeahh aint fantasy great?). Trying to learn how to blog , get plugged into/with the blogging genre. I can type, I can think,therefore I am---First rule one learns, is --your nothing, well your something, but then so are the other Zillion like ya, I aint got time for ya. Becoming a blogger, is not unlike joining the rush of Lemmings to throw themselves over a cliff.---its exhilarating, its a wild sense of belonging, (except your not sure just what), ---I am finding, its not a good environment in which to ask "WHY" questions. By asking "why" questions, your immediately pigeon holed as a beginner, a novice----(not somebody anybody wants to be associated with, or seen in public with) (think teenage angst, times ten---EEEK)
Okay, so how is the new blogger beginner to survive, grow and prosper? (prosperity in the sense of enjoying his blogging experience, not so much make money at it). The answer my friends is written on the wind and where the hell didI begin to lapse into song lyrics by "Peter, Paul & Mary" ??---(nevermind)
YOU as the blogger, (and never forget this people, stiff upper lip and all that jazz),control the horizontal, and the vertical, its YOUR Blog---but like in the movie "Gypsy", like the experienced strippers told her---if your blog is to move up and outta the small pond to the big one---"YOUSE GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK".
Well not a stripper here--but--?? ---yeah I wanna leap into the big pond, wanna shout hey WORLD look at me---end result is most likely I will be eaten by a whale, like so much plankton---but for me that will be saying "HELLO to Jonah"---another chapter to add to all the others in my 71 years and counting life-------question is---do whales have good taste?
Meanwhile, each day I will endeavor to learn, --trial and error work---some day I will break out of the small pond ---but rest assured I will remember all my friends, family ---and how it was beginning at blogging.-----send in the clowns, never mind they are already here----