Random Ripples on the Pond of a Befuddled Blogger:
Joining a new site should be easy, but for me, it’s not. What’s up with that?
Length of a post should be entirely irrelevant. If you do not have time to read it, move on.
Mutual respect is a given; what a refreshing thing to be able to say.
Appreciation for each other’s work abounds.
Writing prompts are like any tool: if you need them, it’s nice to have them. If you don’t need them, then they remain in your tool-belt for that time when you do need them.
I find it incredibly challenging to keep track of pertinent particles of knowledge. Which blog was it that had that comment, that related to that other post, that I was reading to Annie, the day that TangledLou wrote that piece on “Housekeeping?”
It’s not hard to figure out what to say; what’s hard is expressing it on the screen, the way it appears in my head.
In writing, “voice” is either the easiest skill to acquire, or the hardest.
The ease with which one writes, is directly proportional to the amount of reading the writer has done, in his or her lifetime.
“Comments” are to blogs what “letters to the editor” are to newspapers.
Book clubs are fun, but the logistics are a royal pain. Blogging has all of the benefits (except for the baked goodies) without the detractions.
Exchange of ideas and philosophy, is the height of civilized existence. Playing bridge is a close second.
Comments are the icing on the cake that is a blog site.
Using another’s post, as a source of inspiration, especially for doing a piece of writing, is not only acceptable, it is commendable. We are each a source of inspiration to the others.
Speaking for myself, I write a lot and I post every day. I never have ANY expectations of others’ involvement in my writing. Some people block time on different days for different sites, so there need not be any sense of continuity. Some may find that after reading the piece, there is insufficient time to respond. It’s all good.
And someone has got to help me out here. I continue to sail through the verification word process, flawlessly, ever since I wrote the piece on VW’s.* I can’t make this up.
I feel as though, without ever having met a single one of you, except for Sebtown, that I could write a personality description of each of you, that would allow anyone to mix and match, even though I would withhold name, location, and field of employment.
The decision as to whether to respond to comments or not, is often purely logistical, with time being the key component in the equation.
And how many supportive and downright kind things, does one person have to write to another, before that person can be classified as a friend, and not an acquaintance?
* To Gingst or Not to Gingst