We bloggers have a mission of providing information to the world wide web (www) of followers. “Posting” is mostly done for altruistic purposes. I started a forum for oboists back in 2005 but wasn’t able to keep the momentum going. There were too many distractions and my audience was not quite ready to take the time to read and respond. What has changed? The speed at which we can access the information and the popularity of the medium.
Then, I found a better medium to do writing and responding — a blog. A blog allows me to keep in contact with my “fans” and meets the needs of my audience of readers. Posts are limited in length to match the level of time people can dedicate to being online reading. I’m able to cover a vast amount of topics which keeps my inquisitive mind intact while healing from losses in my life.
Almost anyone who has experience and information to share can start a blogsite and you can find a blog about almost any topic known to “womankind.” My mother (83) has just begun her journey in the online writing world after self-publishing 4 picture books, 1 chapter book, and one personal collection of essays.
Now she gets a chance to do what she always claimed was one of her best skills: editing other people’s writing. (She will probably find something to edit in this post . . .) My mom was educated in the days of the one room schoolhouse when the class sizes were small and/or integrated with classmates of more skills. She was always advanced in her reading/writing/grammer. The grammatical and spelling errors that are prevalant in newspapers and published books astound her and she has a venue to voice her concerns and comments.
Tonight I will continue with my writing and introduce a series of articles that present the power of music for healing. See you back here soon . . .