Harty started this! He posted “Coffee Break” saying he has been trying to revamp his blog. So I started thinking… yes, again.
Like I said before, I had been blogging often probably 10 years ago. At that time, I would write about anything: happy moments, sad moments, love, angry… etc. Then, I changed. I stopped sharing.
After my sister Karin passed away last year, after taking a 4-month break of doing nothing, I felt an urge to blog again, and this time, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: sharing life lessons and telling stories to entertain.
Then one day, I received an email saying Don Charisma is following my blog. Why? I am nobody! I hurried to Don’s website and read several articles. Don inspired me to get out of my comfortable place to meet bloggers.
What a great idea! I discovered 61 Musings, Cee’s Photography, De Wets Wild, Retiree Diary, Chris Breebaart Photography, Six Degrees Photography, Learning To Snap , Wandering Iris, meticulousmick, psychosomaticallyinlove, Enjoy Life Wherever We Are… and several others. Most of them are photographers; some writers; some both. Great people, I may add. I started participating photo challenge, and receive several “Likes”. I entered next challenge…
Seeing people’s great photos makes me happy. Every “Like” brings me a little more encouragement. I have a wonderful time. I haven’t been so happy for years. But I yearn for opportunity to learn more about photographing. “Like” brings encouragement, but doesn’t teach me how to be a better photographer. I appreciated when “Learning To Snap” took time answering my questions. I am also grateful for Cee’s photographing tips on her website. Still, something is missing. I need constructive feedbacks for my photos (If you know a site that provides this, please let me know.) And I know… it’s time to read those photograph books I bought many years ago.
Also, what about those writings I have planned to do? Well, I signed up for Writing 101: Building Blogging Habit. Starting tomorrow, I committed to write every day in June (I can be brave!). After that, I would try to write every Monday and maybe Friday.
Writing and photographing have to go together, I discover.
Thanks to Harty for inspiring me to write this.
Life is good when you have so many wonderful bloggers to follow. 😉