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Friday, October 28, 2011

BlogWorld Fest 2011


Dear Blogger,
I'm glad I caught some of these blooms on camera, and now, as the sky darkens, I can upload into this post, and share them with the world. Without you, these beauties would never travel.

Thank you Blogger.com for such an opportunity.
Thank you for making this process fairly easy!

When I started I was sixtyfive; hence the title!
When I started, I wrote for almost a year without a single follower.
When I started, I didn't know how to copy, paste, upload, etc.
I still have lots of trouble.

Yet, the process was intuitive enough for an old-timer like me; I kept making mistakes, getting advice, trying to maneuver.  As of today, Blogger catches my errors automatically, informs me of new applications, even invites me to a Blogfest right down Hwy 101!  Now, that's some service!

So, if you are anywhere near Los Angeles early in November, go and participate in BlogWorld Fest and  blog about it so those of us who are too far, or too busy, or too embarrassed to show up at such event can still partake of its riches.

After all, haven't we shared world events with each other before?
Haven't we provided the local stories to the big media outfits?
Without our singular perspective, our homey-styled output, Blogger wouldn't be loved as much as it is!

Keep us informed, Blogger.
And keep the program free!
Sincerely,
Rosaria
aka Lakeviewer
@sixtyfivewhatnow.blogspot.com

32 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

Amen!

Hilary said...

I'm glad that Blogger has brought so many interesting folks together.. with you among them.

Grandmother said...

I also started in my 60's and with little know how. Now look at us communicating with people all over the world. It's a rich world this blogoshpere. Have fun at the get together.

Monkey Man said...

This is truly and interesting world, this blogdom. I, too, have enjoyed the varied personalities and musing here.

dianefaith said...

Well, how about that! Blogging makes us do crazy things, too. I've just walked in from my back yard where I photographed trash. Papers, bottles (why were they not recycled??) and other miscellanea have become visible as the trees and brush shed leaves. Now I know where that bear has been going with my trash bags.

Dawn said...

I am so glad for Blogger...a place that allowed me to come and release my heart and thoughts....and meet fine people- like you. Thank you for always being so honest and straightforward. I love that.

Josh said...

Just wanted to drop by and say I love your writing style.

I love the Heading Sentence.
And then the longer sentences that come afterwards.

Mind if I steal this technique? (Too late!)

Roberta said...

What did we do before we blogged?

I don't even remember anymore! It just feels good even when no one is listening as it was in the beginning. I have always tried to keep a diary or a log of my art projects, but I never stayed with it. Now that I have a blog, I love writing about my work. I like looking back and seeing what I wrote about 2 years ago.

I hope you keep writing because I love reading your blog.

Brian Miller said...

did not even realize this was going on...of course i am on the other side of the states...after a year i had 35 followers...it fairly well exploded after that...i have met some pretty amazing people along the way though...

Everyday Goddess said...

wish i could attend! what a fun time for everyone!

yaya said...

Blogging has been a fun way to connect with my family, but I've met such great people all over the world and that's the part that's just blown me away. I don't have a ton of followers but I love the ones I do have and the ones I follow. I guess I have quality, not quantity! I'm glad I found your blog as I've learned and enjoyed the wonderful posts you do. Have a great weekend!

Aishah said...

Hello Rosaria, this is me oceangirl. I learned technical stuff too along the way. One thing I really had to learn was how to enclose link. And I am amazed at how close I feel towards some blogger. And some, I even have genuine feeling for. At least that is what I feel I feel :)

quilterliz said...

G'day Rosaria. It's all a learning experience, isn't it? I haven't been on Blogger for long and am continually making mistakes and don't know how to do so many things on it. I love the fact that it's possible to communicate with so many people all over this beautiful world. Your flowers are just glorious. Take care. Liz...

Sightings said...

Yeah, I too wish I could go. Sounds cool. We all appreciate blogger. It's a truly fantastic service -- altho' let's admit it, it can be frustrating at times.

Btw, I love your quote: As long as you have life, you will have stages.

May I use it as a quote for my blog?

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I have also really enjoyed diving into the blogging world. I feel I am learning a new skill which is also good for the brain! I am not overly concerned about having a bunch of followers since I just enjoy the process of thinking of something to write about and then the writing process. (Although it is really cool to think that someone follows me!) I enjoy your Blogs.

Cloudia said...

Very well-said!



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She Writes said...

I plan to attend one of these blog events for sure. Not this year, but someday!

karen said...

I'm on the other side of the world! Sounds like fun though..

Thanks to Blogger and you for the photo of the flowers !

Tabor said...

Trying new things. That is what it is all about and then sharing. I am so glad that blogger is free, because if it was not, I would miss many great posts.

Joani said...

Good Morning Rosaria....blogging was a nifty idea. I can remember the pen pal and it sure wasn't like it is today. You can be followers of anyone in the world today. I'm not so much in going to big cities for big events. If it was U-streamed I might watch it. But, I'll leave the big cities to the younger people. Have a great weekend.

The Broad said...

Blogging has become such an important part of my life now -- and it's due as much to people like you as to what I might have to say myself. I consider myself blessed to have discovered such amazing people and that some of them actually follow me!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

So wonderful to have met you through Blogger, Rosaria! It really is a joy to be part of the blogging community and to share so many thoughts at this stage, the evolving stages, of our lives. Wish I could attend that conference. it sounds so interesting and there's always so much to learn! I taught a Blogging 101 class at ASU extension the past two weeks and learned a lot from the students' questions.

Marguerite said...

Lovely flowers and post! I wish that I could go to the Blog World Fest, but guess I'll have to settle for the Blackpot Festival and the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off. :) Have a great weekend!

becky said...

Nicely done!

#1Nana said...

It would be fun to attend, but then I saw how much registration costs!!! Not in my budget.

Rob-bear said...

Nothing that exciting in Canada (also known as "The Great White North").
Started blogging in my 60s as health-recovery project. I'm not well-heeled, or even well-healed, but I'm still blogging. Lets me put my thoughts on paper. A good exercise for everybody.
And yes, I've met some wonderful people in my blogsphere adventures. I'll try to keep the conversations going. But Occupy Saskatoon has tired me out.

Step-parent's Cove said...

Thank you for such an inspirational post. I found it encouraging.

Sadly, I don't live anywhere near the cost, for God has placed me and my life in the mid-west. I have learned to appreciate its beauty, but my husband who lived most of his life on the west coast desires greatly to return home. My pray for him, for us, is to find a vacation home in his desire area we can afford. We have settled into life here in Colorado, and have carved out a wonderful life.

A Cuban In London said...

I loved this post. It's funny how we both wrote about "connecting" almost at the same time, isn't it? Many thanks and enjoy BlogWorld Fest 2011.

Greetings from London.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I agree - you learn so much as you go along with blogger. I wish I could go to the blogfest!

NitWit1 said...

I could ditto almost everything you said. Sorry, after South Dakota, Los Angeles is out.

I still have problems with the program and my pictures fly all over the composing page sometimes. my composing page does not appear the same when posted and spaces be paragraphs drive me crazy.

but it is fun and those who do drop by enlarge my life experiences, as does my blogging and reading.

I particularly love personal stories of heritage and life experience.

Donna said...

Bloggng for me is chronicling my grandchildren's lives for them to look back on someday and it's so much better than pasting pictures in an album. It is also an amazing way to get to know wonderful people from around the world with an amazing point of view...like you!!

RNSANE said...

I, too, started blogging as a "senior" - in fact, I've done a lot since my job ended at 64-1/2! I remember being on my Mediterrranean cruise for my birthday and looking for a place with a computer where I could post my fledling blog. At 65, I also published my first poetry book.

Thanks to good friends, I've managed to get quite a bit done and it's been great fun and blogging has contributed a great bit to keeping me sane and to giving me some terrific friends, many of whom I hope to meet in India!