Saturday, January 9, 2010

Why blog? Hmmm... good question!

I have had several friends ask - "Why in the world would YOU blog?" I know I didn't jump on the bandwagon when blogging got its glorious start. But, I am usually like that anyway - I take my time and make sure that it is something that I want to do - and will be able to do. But still - why would I want to blog - it's not like I don't have 6 reasons running around to occupy my time. Well, really there are plenty of reasons to blog... but to name a few - - I felt it would be a good outlet for writing, a way to minister to people, a way to keep family and friends updated, as well as a way to meet new friends. So far it has been all of those and more. But what really helped me the most on this blog writing trip? I have to say it was the Blog Writing Course that I took this past fall. This consisted of an 8 week course containing all the information needed to get a blog started off on the right foot.  I am not sure what I expected when I began the course but nothing prepared me for what I got! (Although a few of the assignments  required deep thought... that was kinda tricky with all the crazy we have here!) BUT - I was thrilled with the content (there was so much stuff we learned) as well as with what they require you to do. The teacher was great and was so very helpful.  The students interacted with one another - and let me tell you that was so encouraging. Just when I thought for sure my blog was just not working - a fellow student would give me some encouragement or advice. It really was more amazing than I could have imagined.  Just like our teacher"Topsy" says, you may "awaken the blogging beast within and you won't even see it coming."
If you are interested in using those rusty writing skills - or getting a bit more internet savvy - this may be for you. They are starting a new Blog Writing Course 101 in the near future. Why don't you check it out - you just may be suprised at what you walk away with! Still not sure??? Try their free Blog Pre-Course - it takes just a few moments but it will give you a glimpse of what the course will be like.

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  1. it really was a fun course, wasn't it? i think of myself as a decent writer and at least computer savvy enough that i wasn't sure i "needed" the blog writing course but i got sooo much out of it!

  2. Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. The pictures are so easy to do. I love them! Just go to The pages are already done you only have to upload your pics and then copy and paste the code it gives you. It's that simple and fun.

  3. jae, i think i may have stumbled onto why my link isn't working on your page! i was trying to link my blog to my facebook page and when i entered the feed address, guess what showed up? that page for the movie site! not sure why but i went back and double checked the feed address and when i entered it the second time, it was correct - there is an email contact link on my page if you want to contact me privately to help you fix it :-)