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Aug 14, 2010 | 2 comments

Dawn – August 14, 2010

     This is my 137th consecutive blog.  In comparison to many bloggers, I am a neophyte.  British journalist Rupert Goodwins, for instance, has been blogging since 1996 when blogs were still referred to as “web logs.”  But even though I am new at this process, I am frequently asked questions by wannabe bloggers.
     Perhaps the most frequent one is “How do you have the time?”  I really don’t – it just seems like it.  First of all, I’m one of those aggravating morning persons.  I wake up at 5:00 a.m. no matter what (much to the annoyance of my night person husband) and, not only that, I wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.  So while the rest of the world is having coffee and trying to get rid of the night muzzies, I’m beginning my blog.
     The slowest part is the accompanying photograph.  For some reason I feel compelled to illustrate each blog which, for many subjects, is tricky.  Thus far, I’ve only written one picture-less blog.  No one commented that it was missing but the statistics showed a low readership that day.  So, if I’m stumped for a photo idea, I take a few minutes to look through my photo files for something appropriate.  
     Another question is “How do you come up with something to say every day?”  I really don’t know how to respond to that one.  The smartass answer would be “fertile mind” or “interesting life” but that’s really not the case, as those who follow my blog can confirm.  Someone once told me I have a knack for taking the mundane and making it interesting.  Not exactly complimentary, but maybe that’s it.
     My original idea for the blog was to post a running commentary on day-to-day happenings in Oysterville.  Mostly I do, but sometimes we’ve done something fun that has nothing to do with the village and I write about that instead.  At other times, I want to rant about something that bothers me – maybe something in Oysterville, maybe not.  So the blog is probably more about the life and times of an Oysterville resident – me.  I figure that’s fair as long as my readers don’t complain and the readership continues to build.
     I admit that keeping up with the comments and email that the blog generates does require a bit of time.  But I enjoy that part almost as much as I enjoy blogging.   And it’s easy to find time for what you enjoy.

2 Comments

  1. Stephanie Frieze

    Congratulations, Sydney! You certainly do better than I. My posts are hit and miss, mostly when I have a peeve to vent about or discover something special to share. I agree about the importancce of a picture. It makes the reading so much more entertaining and I love Nyel on the tractor in the garden! I love your blog. Whether I’m on the Peninsula or in Gig Harbor, it is nice to get a little visit with you each day.

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  2. Nancy

    Sydney! Jack and I read today’s blog together. We had thought it might contain some comments about the lawn party held last night. Okay with us, because as usual, and as Stephanie Frieze wrote, “it is nice to get a little visit with you each day.”

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