Well, today was the day…it was the first year anniversary of the starting of this blog. What started out as a way to build confidence in myself and my writing skills turned into a real relationship with myself and the news around me. It has been fun…it has been educational; and, it has been a way to document what goes on in the world around me; and, helps me understand how i interpet those issues.
So much has happened in the last year, that to remind myself, of the ups and downs…I just go back and read random blog posts. The postings remind me of current events that have happened, celebrity happenings, life changing events; and in general, all of the emotional ups and downs involved in daily living. At times, i think…did i write that…do i still feel the same way about that subject…is there more current information than I had at the time i wrote the post? Sometimes i update the posts with current information if it is important to the post.
It is sort of interesting to me to go back and read any post that was written; and, see what i found interesting enough to post on that day. Some days were extra interesting evidently, as i may have posted two, three, or more times 🙂 LOL What can I say…the world is an interesting place!!! I can’t wait to see what this next year will hold.
When i started this blog, i was intimidated. I thought, what do i have to say that anyone will find interesting. So far, as of today, i have had almost 41, 587 readers! That number amazes me. I wanted to write about things that connect us all…i wanted to reach out to others and write things in such a way that it communicated a connection to each other; and, a willingness to help each other understand and to share with each other how we each see things. This last year was a piece of history…how did it impact you?
I titled the blog, Write Where You Are, because as a person who considers herself a writer; i wanted to be inspired by the everyday things that we all experience. It was a bit of an experiment. You know, three different people can view a crime, as it happens; and when interviewed by authorities, give three different accounts of the same, exact situation. That is the way that i viewed my postings (other than personal posts); we all experience current events that make the news. How we view them and how it affects us, is very different. That is where the comments come in; many people are shy and don’t write what they think…others do. Some are very vocal about their views and communicate them well.
Some of the postings on this blog were just my observations; some of them were personal, others still were meant to educate on topics that are near and dear to me; or, to others that are important to me.
The number one posting that was read the most was the posting on the income tax refund stimulas checks. Everyone was interested in getting it and using it to offset the difficult financial times that so many people in the US have had this year. The next important posting was on Triple Negative Breast Cancer. It was important because it (breast cancer) touches so many women and their families…the information was not a, read it and forget it, kind of post. So many sent me emails over that one…i prayed for those in earnest. Then, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders…that one means alot to me also…it was titled Drinking While Pregnant…educating people about the dangers of drinking while pregnant and the effects on the fetus; the negative effects are lifelong. I encouraged people to stay away from the alcoholic beverages because of the damage they can cause to their child and their future! Many people just haven’t been made aware of the dangers involved; it is important for them to know that they can prevent those birth defects from making a life difficult for their child.
So, what started out as a way to hone my writing skills, has turned into something more; it has turned into a need to pay more attention to the things and people around me; and, to make an impact in a positive way…to examine and understand why i think and respond the way that I do, to those very same things. So, I am happy to still be committed to following through and writing on things that matter; celebrating the human spirit. LOL, I no longer have to ask, “what was I thinking”; because, all i have to do is go back and read it! I thank you for reading and commenting when you feel moved to do so!