INTRO TO MY RESOURCES
How did this blog get started? Certainly, not by own knowledge and ability. I’m a great believer in preparing for opportunities, so I visited and learned from a myriad of others who had gone before me.
I was astonished by the generosity I found here, on the internet. Bloggers are quite willing, nay eager, to share the information they’ve gained with anyone and everyone interested in joining them. I can’t begin to thank them enough for all the help they not only offered but gave freely. I know when I list websites I’ve used for help that I will miss many who have helped along the way. The list here is just the top ones that I’ve visited again and again, and continue to visit.
I’m adding information that I think will be useful for those who also wish to start a blog. My way of passing on this wonderful opportunity to others.
I was very hesitant, because of my age, to venture into this world. I took the information offered and read, and read, and read some more. Could I do this? Would I live long enough to make it worthwhile? Did I really have anything to offer to this bright ambitious group I was meeting? Did I have the ability, to put together enough information to help others? And then the question that faces all bloggers: What would I blog about? I never even considered my lack of knowledge re the technology that would be needed. The resources for that are out there and had I considered that aspect, I would have been better prepared for what lay ahead of me.
I think the first carrot that drew me in, was the possibility or perhaps the lure of earning some money by doing this. That, of course, was the wrong approach. It’s hard not to be drawn into that bait. Especially when it’s someone like me, living on Social Security with an income of about $1000 per month. That brought up the next big question. Could I afford to do this? And that was a biggie. It was not until I actually got started that I learned how expensive blogging really was. And of course, that opinion of cost is coming from someone with a fixed income who is no longer able to go out into the workforce.
I’ll try to share in the next pages, what equipment and supplies I felt necessary, who I took for teachers, and more important, who I used for mentors and encouragers. You need them, oh yes, how very much you need them.
I’ll also try to share the journey I took as I moved from reader to blogger, including expenses.
The Final Decision!
My final decision to go forth into this venture was the realization that I needed to keep those gray cells working and try to keep myself a tad up-to-date on today’s technology. Writing content was much easier for me than coping with the technology of using the internet.
Come along for a story of pathos and humor. Along with me, experience the tears, the anger, the frustration, the laughter, the joy and the feeling of accomplishment that is and has become part of my life. I love you for listening and hope some of my journeys will help you, if you too, join this wonderful world of blogging. It truly is an opportunity that will stretch your abilities and increase your knowledge, along with giving you a platform to help others. Finally, you can start your journey by reading my post here titled: “Readers ask – Should I Start a Blog?”
Come along for the bumpy ride with me.
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
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