TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS AND OTHER DROP-INS, FRIENDS IN THE MAKING.
Some of you, as do I, believe that we are providing a ministry to the Lord by our efforts here on Word Press. Others are interested in helping others by sharing their own story, information, and/or advice. Others are endeavoring to promote books, business, or other merchandise. Some want to rant. Others are looking for entertainment or friendship. And some are doing all of the above.
Whatever your motivation I say welcome to my space. I do a lot of “likes,” because I like a lot. I do “likes” for many reasons: Outstanding ideas, Fantastic content, Creative style, Agreement, Original thoughts, Unique poetry, Inspirational encouragement, Terrific Vocabulary, Picturesque talent, and other stuff that hits my fancy. My “likes” do not mean I agree, I might or I might not. If I do not I might say so in the comments section. I “like” even though a blog is not grammatically correct because I encourage effort, besides I do not know a person’s background. Perhaps English is not their native tongue. I like anyone who tries a second language, even if it is not perfected. It is more than I can do!
I love comments. I’m not alone in that. I like interaction with bloggers and make friends that way. Answering comments is my first priority. If I am days behind on reading and have to delete, I scan to be sure I have found my “Comments” responders.
Now what I don’t do. I do not continue more than a few days with people who use profanity except if I feel that God wants me to minister to that person in spite of the way I cringe. Most often profanity is just used to add emphasis, shock, ignorance or laziness because a writer doesn’t care to use a proper vocabulary to express their thoughts.
I seldom follow bloggers who write long blogs, more than 800 to a thousand words. I might scan long articles, and I might leave a “like” but not often. It might be my age, but I doubt it. Mostly it takes too much time and/or I lose focus. I never leave “likes” if I do not read – or as I said, scan long articles. There are a few of you reading this who write long blogs, so you know I can be snagged even though the blog is long. I even thoroughly read some instead of scanning!
You will find that I write a variety of styles and subjects. I love poetry: Dr. Seuss style, nursery rhyme style, limericks, or prose with rhyming and alliteration. I don’t try prose poetry probable because I don’t have a knack for it.
Welcome to my blog. I appreciate your visit, reading, and commenting. Please leave me something to let me know you have been here. Almost every day I have about thirty percent more views than visits and I have about three times as many visits as likes. No problem there except that I cannot read everybody’s blogs. I try to get everybody read at least three times a week but that is beginning to be impossible for me, so I have to delete. I do not want to delete my readers, so please let me know if you are there/here. 😀
Five hundred forty-eight words. I’m stopping because you are also busy and have too many to read. See you tomorrow probably!
I’ll try to do better with my typos, etc.
I’ll try to be more concise.
And I’m not keen on profanity either — laziness it is— of course unless I’m in Atlanta traffic 😱
I’ve been known to say something like, “Why don’t these people just go home?” or “Make up you mind Mister. What lane do you want in?” Of course I say it with the car windows up and no hand gestures. 😀 Please let’s not discuss typos and left out words!
Sometimes I write more than a thousand words. Sometimes, when I have seen that I wrote more than a thousand words, I break it into two posts and post the pieces on consecutive days. I always enjoy reading your posts, whether they are poems or deep thoughts or memories. And I also avoid bloggers who use language I would not permit in my home. J.
J, I can’t remember any of yours that I have skipped through. You grab and hold my attention quite well. Thanks for your comment. And for your regular attention in some form. Be blessed as you bless others.
Thank you for your kind words, Oneta! J.
I’m so glad you’re around, Oneta. I sure love to read what you write. 🙂
Thanks, IB, I do admire your courage and your ability to write about important issues concisely from the standpoint of a person with a much different upbringing than I experienced. I often wonder who prayed for you that the Lord would reach to you as a little child in the way he did. Little children believe easily but most generally they need to be taught. The Bible says his eyes look for those he can do good for. Maybe he just looked and saw you. Doesn’t that just warm your heart!
Gosh, that is just the sweetest thing ever, Oneta, and I totally receive it! I have no idea why the Lord reached His hand out to me, but I know He did and I am exceedingly grateful. He warms my heart everyday and so do you. 🙂
It is a great deal when anyone discovers the fullness of the Savior. I have to back up on that statement since none of us has discovered his fullness. Just a peep at a time is totally amazing.
I always enjoy my visit
Thanks, SarahC. On your “This and That …” you use lots of pictures. I’m not into taking pictures very much, but I do enjoy them. I’m curious about your other blogs, but I guess I’m not visiting there. But maybe I do and just don’t think about blog names; I just remember the SarahC. I guess I need to investigate what you have going. Have a great year. And thanks for the comment. I didn’t open my computer until 9:56 pm so answering comments is all I will get done tonight.
This is my Having Fun Blog. Its my other blog.
I experiment there Sometimes😎
I was just thinking the same thing. There’s just so many hours in a day and we do what we can get to, especially answering comments. I try not to miss any of them, then read what I can of other blogs during the day. I do fall behind a lot sometimes though. I do enjoy coming here to see your posts. 🙂
Thanks for the comment, Long-Time-Friend. I enjoy your blog. You may have noticed that I am not reading the book – I guess it is a book. Long blog anyway. I have been curious but feel like it is to late to jump into it now. Is it a book. Two Souls in the Fire? Is that what it is called? I always enjoy your answers to questions. You are quite creative and humorous. And your “color” and “flower” contributions, I enjoy also.
Thanks I also try to get around at least twice a week and enjoy the ones I regularly connect with. You are blessing and I try always to read you contributions. Also the comments from other bloggers on your site. Cheers!,