new beginnings · Vicki's Ramblings

The Adventure of Blogging

Here is my very first blog post.

Oh Dear…  A blog..  What in the world??!!  Me write a blog.. Well guess what here I am writing a blog instead of going to church..  Heathen..
I have a long list of things to write about so I should be busy for the next 2o years!!!
Just wait and see what is coming!!
Blessings on your day..  gotta get to church!!

vicki

I posted this one year ago– on 11/24/13.  I thought I would have so much to write about. I guess I do theoretically, but I still have problems figuring out what to write and how to write it.   That “Just wait and see what’s coming” catches my eye and kind of makes me giggle a bit.

Its not as easy as I thought it would be to discipline myself to sit down and write a few posts a week and learn the craft of writing.  Then there is the intimidation of SO many other bloggers out there who, quite frankly, are amazing bloggers/writers!!  “Why should I even try?” sometimes is a very real thought.  Then others who might comment to the negative about something I wrote, or that I take the time to write at all.

Yet, there is something that pulls me to write.  To keep going here.  To update and change the blog to something just a little bit more.  To learn the craft and hone my skill just a little bit more until, maybe someday, I am one of those “intimidating” bloggers whose writing inspires others to keep going and keep growing.

I have to remind myself that a writer is doing a job just as my husband is doing his job.  Writing is an art and a job.  That thought in itself pushes me a bit.  Often I get up from here and think or even say out loud, “Now to get something done”, not realizing that the writing I just completed, IS getting something done.  A paradigm shift I guess.

A dear sweet friend of mine sat with me for hours updating, teaching and encouraging me to reach just a little bit more.  We did pay the money for a domain name so now when you search “horsesdirtandmotherhood.com” you will find my blog.  That is kind of stretching me.  I can’t tell you why, other than, I feel like its pushing me out of the box just a little more.  Eventually, I will move the whole blog over, but for now, I will continue to work here, learn more about this site, and learn more about the writing craft.

She was so patient with me.  She would go through and explain so much, and then later on ask me how to do it.  Sometimes I could tell her, but most of the time, I felt like Emmet in the Lego movie.  “I think I understand, but could you explain the whole thing again because I wasn’t listening.”  Yes I was listening, but I didn’t understand a word she said.

I have so much to learn!

Then I was looking on some of the writing contests I could do to practice, and well, I am going to have to figure them out somehow.  I really like the ideas and LOVE reading the stories that come out of the prompts, but the technical parts scare me!

Funny story, as I was just typing out that last sentence, suddenly this demon-possessed computer changed background colors, highlighted a bunch of stuff and generally went goofy!  Good thing Rocket Son is home!!  He fixed it.  He even read the code behind some of what is in this post and figured out how to fix it.  I have no idea what he did, but it worked.

Time to be done here and go get some things done.  Its finally not raining so I can go get some more plants into the house for the winter.  Whoops, here it is again.  “Go get things done.”  Gonna take me a while to change my thoughts about this.

Hey, please feel free to look around the blog.  Try out some of the new categories, and let me know what you think.  Click on the Young Living and the Bloglovin buttons on the side.  Those will take you to my Bloglovin page and my Young Living Essential Oils website.   They are some new places for you to see and explore.  Just mess around a bit.  Please tell me if I need to change something or if something is not working right.  Thanks so much!!

Blessings,

Vicki

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2 thoughts on “The Adventure of Blogging

  1. Good for you for keeping the blog up for so long! You can see I have trouble with that. All about forming habits, and as soon as the habit slips there’s inertia. Amazing how writing the posts gets easier when you’re practicing.

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    1. cut yourself some slack– my toddlers are not toddlers anymore- all my babies have grown up and yours will too. Do what you can when you can and don’t worry about the rest.

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