Published in the Rains County Leader on January 19, 2021:
In the past nine years I’ve posted over a thousand posts on my blog. I began blogging because my son advised me that I needed to build up a following of readers in order to attract a publisher for my first book. At the time I used my computer for little more than an electronic typewriter and a quick way to send letters without a stamp. But the blog host I chose was pretty user friendly and offered some free tutorials, so I took the plunge.
There was a learning curve. It took me a while to set up the site, but I finally uploaded my first post and hit the “Publish” button.Since then I’ve become much faster and more efficient at both writing and posting. One of my favorite parts of the process is finding pictures and inserting them strategically in the narrative. I’m pretty good at it, too – or at least I was until a couple of months ago.(more…)