August 8, 2017
Several years ago (2010) I decided that it would be fun to be a blogger on the internet. Knowing almost nothing about creating a web site or a blog I looked for a place that would make it easy for me to pursue my ambition. Blogspot seemed like the perfect fit for me. With a little effort I had my first blog set up. The title page was Donnie – What’s On Her Mind? The blog post were usually inspired by things that had happened during the week, or things that I was thinking about that I wasn’t voicing around the house. The blogs that were posted were mostly about family, friends, work, faith, recipes, food, pets, and music, etc.. I kept up with that blog for about a year. More often than not I had problems getting a post to look good and it seemed like I just didn’t have the time to pursue learning how to work with the pages, etc., I eventually just stopped posting.
The desire to blog never left. I knew I needed a bit more education on working on creating pages, adding pictures, and editing. There were so many times that I forgot to save a post or just some editing. Frustration is something I tend to abhor. Sometime later I ran across Word Press. You gotta love them. Word Press can teach you so much about blogging. After looking over their site, I thought that I would give myself the chance to try again to create a blog. Grandma Donnie Online was the name of this new blog. The title page read 60ish Great Grandma and Loving It. It’s been so long that I’m going to have to edit the title page. I worked on it off and on for about a year also. I didn’t work on learning as much as I should have. There was just so much happening on the home front then that I couldn’t dedicate the time that it would take to do the blog justice. It is great that Word Press has so many bloggers and that so many of them have interest the same has mine. To save time and still have regularly posted articles I began to repost the post of some of the bloggers whose articles interesting, inspiring, or encouraging. I was thrilled whenever a blogger would repost one of my blog post. Eventually I didn’t have time to repost others articles.
Time passed but the desire to blog never left me. I thought why not go a bit bigger and get a dot com of my own. I had a yahoo mail account and knew that they did web hosting. There webhosting made publishing a blog fairly easy. I love being a Great Grandma and being online with a blog seemed like fun, so the name Grandma Donnie Online was used again. Once again life happened when I was making other plans and not much was accomplished with this blogging adventure. Today I’m ready to try again.
I am going to keep the Blogger blog spot. It’s more than likely going to be a way to keep in contact with family and friends. I am going to keep the Word Press blog because it has some really good tools and I can receive blogging lessons every day in my e-mail. I love the interaction with other bloggers. My hope is to be able to set down once a week and talk about the kind of things that interest you and me and to develop a following.
Until next week I am,
In His Grip