Friday, September 7, 2007

On Blogging

No offense intended to the millions of serious bloggers out there, but isn’t “blogging” a funny word? It sounds like one of those made-up words you substitute for cursing.

(Now I feel the need for a disclaimer, though I’ve already planted the thought and it’s probably too late.)

Disclaimer: None of the blogging references that follow are intended to be substitutes for cursing.

I just read a great blogging article geared specifically to writers, The Newspaper/Blog Connection, by Sue Fagalde Lick, though I knew before I started reading, I was bound to be frustrated. Here’s the thing, I’m REALLY late to jump on the blogging bandwagon, but over the last year or so, I’ve been honestly trying to get in the swing. Every day it seems I learn something new -- which I’m probably doing “wrong.”

One of the article’s points was that you shouldn’t write on too many different topics, but rather focus your blog to a specific audience. So all that time that I spent trying to come up with a clever name to combine all my interests in one blog... probably a mistake. But like I said, I’m still learning.

So if you’re one of the few kind souls who does come by to visit now and then, please bear with me (and feel free to comment). One of these days, I will find my focus. Remember, I’m new at this. If I have to, I’ll blog all day and keep sixteen different blogs to get some focus around here.

Of course, that means I’ll have to give up my writing career.

“No time to write articles or books, I have to blog about my husband’s latest shenanigans in the shop at the “Tales from the Garage” blog.”

Hmm… not such a bad idea, actually… ;o)


Jean said...

I have wondered where the word blogging came from, is it a short version of something longer? Is it a made up word?

Heather said...

I think it started out as a "web log" and got shortened up to "blog." I still think its a funny word...