HHC Blog


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. 😉


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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7 Responses to HHC Blog

  1. First, My heart send you strength on the passing of your sister. I am so glad you resumed your blogging because it truly can help so many people, not only yourself. When we share with ours we get so much in return.
    I had a writing blog for many years, operated a non-profit poetry organization but found myself running out of words to share so last year I picked up a camera and am learning so much. If I can recommend one blog to follow , it is my online Photography teacher’s blog, http://munchow.wordpress.com/.

    He teaches to photograph from the heart (go back through and read some of his old posts)
    I am far from a professional but would always offer honest critique if you would like.



    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Lynne. I think of Karin everyday. I don’t feel sad anymore; I just miss her.

      Guess what? I am following “In Flow”! You have mentioned his e-workshop in your blog, haven’t you? I started following him after I read your blog, I believe. How does e-workshop work? I tried to find some information online, but failed.

      I would love some honest critique. 😉 Thank you. Thank you.

      One thing I found out is that I need to do a better job with Photoshop. It’s on my to-do list now.
      Thanks again, Lynne.



  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Hey thanks so much for the mention. I know most of the bloggers so linked and am honored to be mentioned in with them. 🙂


    • Helen C says:

      You’re welcome. Actually, I mentioned all these blogs because I want other people to be happy like me. I have a lot of fun with your challenges and learned a lot from you!. 😉


  3. Mother Hen says:

    Dear Helen, I am new to your blog. My heart goes out to you as well… You have encouraged me today to keep moving forward with my creative endeavors. I wish I had tapped into creativity when I was a young woman, but it is not too late to learn.


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