Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog,
or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned?
My son did try to tell me years ago how much he thought I would enjoy blogging. “Hmmmmph!,” I said. “I have no intention of putting myself out there in dangerous cyberspace! You have got to be kidding!”
It all started with Julie, my friend who owns a local gift store downtown. I was already writing to help her promote her products, but one day she called and asked if I would consider blogging.
That was the birth of The Virginia Shopper blog, an ongoing adventure and a viable connection to her shop’s website. That blog is blatant promotional writing with some useful ideas and fun things to look at and hopefully, buy.
Next I was intent on creating a personal blog in a collection of flashback memories of a lifetime. I always wished I had a diary or journal from my grandparents to have known them better. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to use technology to give something like that to my own grandchildren?
After about a year of creating a mostly autobiographical blog, I converted it to a printed book which became a Christmas gift to my family in 2012. I like to think some future relative will open the book and marvel at the lifestyle and thoughts of a long-ago ancestor.
And now there is Virginia Views that began as a treatise on country living. This blog, which has wandered considerably from its original intent (to make me a second Erma Bombeck), continues as a place to express myself in words that have been lying dormant in my head for years.
There is only one individual I aim to please with Virginia Views, and that person is me. The fun part is discovering a collection of family, friends and a fellow blogger family who seem pleased as well.
I sense there is an evolutionary process going on here, don’t you?
It is the Evolution of a Blogger.