Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blogs are a first draft environment

I've been a 'member' of Blogger since 2007, but created my blog in 2009. It isn't that it took two years to compose this first entry. I simply didn't want to blog. That's even in my newsletter: (I guess I'll be changing that now.)

The biggest issue that deterred me from blogging was I have an opinion on nearly everything. That doesn't necessarily mean I should voice it. I don't know if it can be blamed entirely on being dyslexic, but I often see things much different from the accepted norm. At any rate, that trait has caused plenty of 'stir' and it isn't always a good thing.

The other issue about blogging is dealing with that pesky dyslexia. I'm sure there are specific factors documented somewhere on why dyslexia is not static. Some days my brain fires on all cylinders and some days -- well, my spark plugs need re-gapped. (Don't worry if you didn't understand that reference. You'll either get used to my metaphors or move on.)

And that is the first draft of my first entry.


  1. The secret, my dear chatty one, is to decide you'll only chat about a narrowly focused topic. I wanna hear about what's happening with your books and related topics!

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Website pick,

  2. Hi!
    The best thing about blogging is that you CAN voice your opinion about anything and let it matter if it can. Or let it pass. And YOU can cause a stir! See

    I write almost on everything that catches my fancy.

    As for Dyslexia... I love the way you proudly proclaim to having it. Makes it easy and somoething that can be worked out- if it needs to be.

    Try to read if that interests you. I am trying to get you to read what matters to me. I value your opinion! Youor OPINION... ;)

  3. Ah, my friend from the other side of the world. I do read your blog.

  4. Nadine --

    Welcome to the blogging world! Did you get any ideas from the blogging chapter written by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and me?


  5. Carolyn, my writing maniac friend, book three will be out next month.

  6. OMGosh, Phyllis, I did read that. Is that what happened to me? I wondered why after all of these (4 at least) years of no interest in blogging, I would start now.

  7. WoW! like in MASH when they yell, "Medic" that last comment of mine is one requiring "Edit! I need an editor over here!" Wow. What a sentence. I don't think I could diagram that if I had to.

    See what I mean about my spark plugs???