Recovering from Covid and the flu has been a challenge. Separately, they are bad enough. Together they knocked me out.
I’ve been reading a lot as I have been home and one of the bloggers I follow posted a prompt from another blog by EM Kingston.
You can find the blog here: https://emkingston.wordpress.com/
I wanted to write blog that didn’t require too much thinking today, and this prompt fits the bill. It’s 5 questions about “your blog.”
Here are the questions:
When did you start your blog?
Did you start with a theme, or did it come later on?
I don’t know that there was a particular theme, I started it as a way to jot down memories and process thoughts and feelings. It has expanded into a journal/diary that ranges from personal experiences to entertainment oriented content.
What is your favorite post that you have ever written on your blog?
I scrolled through my past blogs and it’s hard to pick one. Many are so personal. Blogs about my mom, my wife, my children, or my grandparents could all easily be favorites just because of the content. I don’t think I could just pick one.
Do you share your blog with friends and family, or do you keep your blogging world separate from them?
I do share my blog with friends and family. Almost every blog I write has been shared on Facebook with them. I do have some privacy settings on there so certain people do not see those posts (I have my reasons for that). I understand that no matter how hard I try, people who I don’t want to see my writing may eventually see it.
The blogs that I want to keep personal, I mark private and only I can see them. It works for me.
What is the best advice you could give someone who is new to blogging?
Have a purpose. For me, I wanted this blog to be a place I could write memories and stories that my friends and family could look back on down the road. I have a history of Alzheimer’s in my family and I wanted to not forget things.
Carry a notebook or recorder with you. As ideas come, make a note. Sometimes, you can write something right away, while other times it takes a day or two to decide how to present the idea. Observe and present.