What a strong metaphor of buying a house and starting a blog, choosing the neighborhood, knowing your needs and style, and content in both areas. I am the kind of person who doesn’t like too many choices as it all begins to run together. Usually, I can choose pretty quickly and then don’t want to see lots more choices. I much prefer a small grocery store as I make a list, in the order things come in the store, and I shop quickly without lots of looking at things not on my list. My architect will take hours in the grocery market reading labels and checking out new things. It drives me to distraction as I just want to get out and on to the next task!
When Erin was helping me set-up the blog, I knew immediately that the theme I chose fit my idea of the blog as reflected in the title. . . .TalesAlongTheWay with the path and the traveler! In the last eleven months I still like it. Everyday , I see the beautiful blogs with lots of detail and decoration and I admire them as being very beautiful. Sometimes they are very confusing, though, like all the choices in the grocery store. Is this my response because I don’t want to struggle with the technology? That is certainly part of it, but I hope not all of the reason. I know that how things look certainly does affect the first and often the lasting opinion. I do want people to read my blog . . . . writing is for reading.
So neighborhood, style and content. . . .the greatest of these to me is content. I do spend lots of time on choosing the topic and writing it. Now before you think it is because I am another generation from most of my blogger friends, I do like to learn new things and try them out. So, I have made arrangements for someone to help me in person around the middle of the month with the widgets and any other technology that is suggested that I am not doing.
For me the joy of blogging is connecting with other bloggers through my choice of topics and or my writing style. Nothing makes me happier than to have an Indian friend say, “I love to see my country though your eyes!” or someone says “Thank you for painting a word picture that I was able to see in my mind!” So I can’t wait to start writing for the challenge and trying with some direction to improve my blog’s content!
Many thanks for all your encouragement and friendship as we travel this blogging road together!