a thoughtful blogger who called me the philosopher.
Thank you Cheryl. I will treasure this and will pass it on at the end of this post.
At about the same time, Sallymandy was questioning herself, questioning if blogging made us 'writers' . This was my response.
I'm late to this conversation, literally. Only after I retired I began indulging my fantasy of writing and sharing my writing with others. I too thought that if I couldn't get published, I should stop writing. I have come to accept a couple of things:
1. if you don't enjoy doing something, and it doesn't need to be done to pay the rent, stop doing it.
2. If you enjoy doing something, even if it difficult and it doesn't sell or give you any compensation, if you enjoy it, do it well, and do it with all your heart. It will still bring you pleasure.
3. Think of all those monks in the Dark Ages, religiously copying manuscripts, adding their illuminated illustrations to break the monotony and to highlight a good story; they were doing what bloggers are doing today: they were passing on the thoughts of civilized people. So, I'm sure that you and I and millions of us are adding illuminated illustrations to the daily events of life that would be unreported, unappreciated.
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If you don't know Sallymandy, do visit her at http://www.thebluekimono.blogspot.com/
As for me, every time someone brings up a question , I become wiser, clearer in my pursuit, happier with my modest output, invigorated by knowing I'm not alone here, and I'm not excluded.
There is a big world out-there, caring and supportive, in the business of encouraging all kinds of pursuits; writers at all skill level, and numerous teachers and professionals who share their secrets. For photography, visit David, at http://www.authorblog.blogspot.com/
I'm sharing my life, and I get to enjoy others' as well. Geography was never this easy. Good thing, too, since our dollar doesn't take us too far these days.
About the Friendly Blogger Award, I will need to pause and think about it for another day before I pass it on.