Sunday, March 18, 2007

Welcome to my frazzled mind

Okay, so here's my blog. Nice and green.

What is a blog for? Telling people about myself? Writing practice? Promotion?
I had a blog that no one read. I actually had things to say because I knew no one was reading it. I have lots of reasons for not having a blog. Want to hear them?
  • The computer sucks the thoughts from my mind(and not onto the screen like I hope).
  • I don't like people reading what I write. Kind of a conundrum for a writer, huh?
  • I am really shy, hence the last reason.
  • I edit and edit and re-edit and delete and start over and ...
  • I sound like an idiot most every time I open my mouth.
  • I'll probably offend people.
  • I might tell you things I don't want you to know.
  • Everyone's gonna think I'm looney.

Okay, that's enough reasons. It's too depressing. Doesn't sound like this is gonna be very good for promotion. Actually, I look at this blog as a way to get to know my writer friends and for them to get to know me. Heck, if you read this blog, eventually you may get to know me better than alot of the people I know in person. Writing things down is very personal. So, I'm forcing myself to share. Hopefully I'll come up with something interesting.

9 comments:

Linda D. said...

YAY HEATHER!!!!!!!

I felt the same way you did about the blog thing. Shy. I didn't want people reading my words. I had nothing to say... see? We're a lot alike. :)

But! Once you get the hang of it, this isn't so bad. It actually becomes fun and you find yourself constantly looking for the little things in your life to blog about.

And sometimes you totally embarrass yourself and screw up like I did yesterday. That's what the delete button is for. And apologies.

Let yourself go and have tons of fun. You know we'll be here every day to cheer you on.

Linda

Terry said...

Looking good, Heather. And you've already surprised me...we already knew you were a shy lunatic...but who would've guessed that you could be offensive.

Intriguing.

Linda D. said...

Yes, I'm quite looking forward to being offended.

:D

Dawnelle said...

Hi, Heather! Our entire crit group is blogging now, aren't they?? I am SO excited!

Yipeee!!!

Can't wait to buy your book!
Dawnelle

Linda D. said...

ahem!

We are still waiting for Amanda!!!

and if I'm not mistaken, Terry likes to visit, but does NOT have her own blog. Or maybe she does and she just doesn't want us to come and embarrass her in the comment section.

Stella said...

Wow, this is wonderful, Heather! Glad to see you on board. I never thought I would blog. I always feel like I must be really embarrassing myself. Congrats!
Stella

Dawnelle said...

Duh, Linda. Ok, hello~ Terry? Amanda? It's 16 cents, not, um, 12 cents. Blogging is practically part of the requirement!
Dawnelle

Heather said...

Thanks guys. And LOL Terry, you know already! Am I that obvious? Geez.
Yeah, so 12 cents worth of us is blogging. You got a pretty good percentage going Dawnelle. A requirement huh?
Terry? You have insight. I want to read more!
It doesn't sound like Amanda's gonna cave. I wonder what her weakness is. Hmm.
Um, Linda, you've already posted more on my blog than I have. You're making me feel like a slacker. I'd better go write something.

Linda D. said...

"You're making me feel like a slacker."

That's my job! :D