A little here and a little there and a little dab’l-do-yu.  That’s the way I have been with Blogging U courses.  Each time I learn a little but I always want to come back for more.

As a first assignment on this new round (May) Writing:Finding Everyday Inspiration, we are asked to tell why we blog.  From curiosity, I hopped back to March in 2015 and find this excerpt:

“Why don’t I journal rather than blog? That’s what I have been doing for several years, so I want a new experience, I want someone to talk to, and I want someone to talk back to me. I am considered old by most folks; in fact, I am old, but I’m a long way from being used up! I believe my motivation to keep learning is what keeps me learning! Most things I do have age-limiting boundaries. I want to creep up on you young people and see what I find. Who knows I might learn something and I might even teach something. I’ll be seeing your development and counting on you to help in my development.”

So now fifteen months later I have found a couple hundred people who are teaching me and I’m teaching them – at least I’m having a lot of fun trying.

Do I have other repeaters beginning again with me?   I’ll trot along on my virtual journey and see what assignment two is.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. calensariel says:

    You know, I think I kind of felt the same way about wanting to talk with others. I’d been journaling since junior high school and it’s actually kind of a lonely pasttime, though it kept me sane!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I think it is a healthier mental activity to have interaction of some sort. Journal writing can be very self centered and self serving, tending to a lot of ranting or meandering. I always wrote things I wanted to share with someone else. Answer: Blog!

  2. dawnlizjones says:

    Okay, I signed up, haven’t even started yet, job and all. I was going to drop out….

    • oneta hayes says:

      I haven’t found the assignment for today yet at 11:39 pm. Not likely to get done today, is it? If I find it before bedtime, maybe I can sleep on it. I had a letter to write today about a legal matter. Lost a lot of time with that – in dreading to do it and in doing it. I don’t want you to worry about me personally. It is not a tragic situation – just money and a matter of having cosigned and ramifications of that. I started off the morning with thinking about the scripture that says not to worry about what to say to the judge, the Lord will give the words. I hope that happened. Am I supposed to get that personal on a blog? You just draw it out of me, dawnliz. I could use the prayer when you think of it. Thanks for your blogging friendship.

      • dawnlizjones says:

        Done and amen! Interestingly, I’ve now heard that same scripture two or three times….wonder if He is preparing me for something.

        • oneta hayes says:

          Maybe just to identify with others. But it is nice to know that He gives us opportunity to be armed for what comes up. Thank you. I found Day 2 and Day 3 before bedtime. Hopefully Day 3 just arrived before midnight so it is really Day 3 today! Understand? If you don’t, don’t try!

  3. Faye says:

    Sounds interesting but truth to tell I’m simply too busy to take on any extra. Daily journaling is and has been a part of my life since a child. Daily prayer. One day committed to prayer then all the research for what I am currently writing etc. However the fullness of what I learn from my blogging life is incredible. Thank you for what you write and what you share. I like to come along for your journey. If you are prompted by ‘starter’ sentences etc….this I have always loved…I’ll enjoy reading but I simply don’t have the time now to be ‘sidetracked’. thank you for everything you are and the richness of your faith life.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Faye. I have so many things I want to get to for writing that I sometimes wonder if accepting these courses and challenges is time well spent. On the other hand, the discipline of making demands of myself seems to come easier if I have some accountability attached to it. Also I like the community feeling of doing with others. I don’t know how to find others very well, however. I need to know how to locate others by using tags. That’s on my “to do” list. Thanks for your good words to me. They are encouraging. I am impressed that you are still doing your day a week in prayer. That is time well spent I’m sure.

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