E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt #23

Check out the prompt here: https://emkingston.wordpress.com/2022/05/08/e-m-s-sunday-ramble-prompt-23/

Here are the questions:

  1. When did you start your blog? I started my blog in 2018/2019 shortly after losing my first husband. I had always wanted to have a blog but never pursued it. Then I had some extra time on my hands. As many of my “friends” here know, when I told my sister I wanted to start blogging she simply told me that “no one wants to hear you crying about your dead husband”.
  2. Did you start with a theme, or did it come later on? I didn’t start with a theme because I purposely did NOT want it to be all doom and gloom…about death and so forth. All I knew was that I wanted to have a positive place to find people with similar minds and attitudes who had similar interests. I didn’t even really know what “blogging” was.
  3. What is your favorite post that you have ever written on your blog? Wow, I don’t know. I have had a few that have gotten lots of comments, some not so much. I think some of the ones I wrote about losing my son were good, those had so much feeling in them. This one, though, is one of my favorites, it is about my dad, who now lives in a memory care facility who has Alzheimer’s and Dementia. https://christinebialczak.com/2020/03/26/my-dad/
  4. Do you share your blog with friends and family, or do you keep your blogging world separate from them? I have certainly mentioned it. I know a few people who will on the odd occasion mention that they read something I wrote, but that is usually because my posts go to Facebook and Twitter. Every now and again David will say that he liked something I wrote but I don’t think anyone actually goes to my blog to check it out.
  5. What is the best advice you could give someone who is new to blogging? Be honest, be yourself, don’t harp on all the negative, especially if you don’t want to heed any advice, and join in challenges. The challenges have really helped me 1. meet other bloggers, 2. improve my writing, and 3. write in other ways than I ever would have even known about.

From my desk: 10/13/2020

First, let me apologize to all of my readers for the switching of themes…I mean like three in the past 24 hours! I just couldn’t find what I was looking for….Is that a song?

Anyhow, tomorrow I am so excited I am going on a Drive Through Safari with my Dad and Step-mother. I also get to feed the giraffes! It is near Orlando FL. I’m sure I will have tons of pictures to post.

Just recently, I applied for a Supervisor of Special Education position. I also applied for a bartending job. Ugh! I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, yeah, yeah, age means nothing in this case. I would love a job at a zoo! Those animals are so awesome. I would also love to be a famous author who goes from state to state and people line up to buy my books with an autograph inside the front cover. I would like to have a new therapy dog so I could go to schools and read with kids. COVID is really messing up a lot of plans for me (okay, for the entire world, pretty much), so I guess I should stop whining.

I am so grateful for my blog, my blogging friends, David, Lindsay, my friends at home, all of my family members, and my pets. I am truly so lucky to have all the things that I do have. Although I lost three people in the past three years, I am still so fortunate to be able to blog, smile, laugh, and do most of the things I do. I look forward to many more blog posts, comments, and tons of stuff to read!

Peace to you all!

Truthful Tuesday 9-8-2020

Frank is our host and here’s his thought provoking question today:

Why did you start blogging, and is your reason for blogging still the same as when you started, or has it changed?

I started blogging for a few reasons. The first was because when my husband passed away I thought I would somehow have tons of extra time. Another reason is because I needed an outlet, and not just a friend to “bitch” to or talk to, just a way to express myself. I actually loved the idea of people commenting and all that, so I had other opinions, but without the stress or obligation, I guess you could say, to respond or give a reason for what I had written.

I am not sure I can say that my reasons have changed per say, but I do blog now for additional reasons. One of those is the connection I have with people who have similar interests and ideas and another is to improve my writing. I find all the challenges and input from bloggers has helped me develop a stronger voice.


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