Sunday, October 07, 2007

Granny J. asked...

...via a tag, about my tips for bloggers.


I'm meme-averse, but Granny J. really is curious about my thoughts.

So, GJ, here are thoughts that may not be tips, but might at least have something useful to offer.

1. Be prepared to be surprised, if not dragged further afield than you'd ever imagined, by the act of blogging. I started mine in response to a post-your-poems dare, never imagining I'd stumble into digital photography.

2. Images build bridges across language and culture that writing can't -- I count among my joys exchanges with the delightful PMBC and Mauricio, both of whom have joined me for visual play despite the language gap.

3. The virtual world may lead to the 3D world. Through my online activity, I've met Rachel Barenblat and Laura of Laurelines, and we had lots of fun extending the connection.

I hope that shed a little light, even if these weren't tips.


Stewart Sternberg said...

Advice to live by. And may I say that I am glad that you took that first step. Your photographs have served more than once as inspiration for my writing.

Dana S. Whitney said...

Is Granny J actually YOUR Granny? My gran's conked out when I was relatively young. It hadn't occured to me that I could be a feisty OLD blogger......
(And I agree with her meme AND yours.)

Lori Witzel said...

Hi folks!

Stewart -- Thanks for your kind words, am glad to know what lit a fire in me also sparks one in you.

KPW -- Oh, no, Granny J. is someone's Granny but not mine. Both of mine passed away some time ago. And why not be a feisty old blogger? As long as it brings you joy and possibility, I'd say "Feist On!"

chris miller said...

Was that Reya's poetry challenge that got you started ?

I can't believe that you just started photographing a year or two back.

The world is certainly an amazing place.

Granny J said...

Isn't it amazing what happens once you start blogging? I'm having a ball. Tnx for your interesting response to my tag, Lori.

Pedro said...

Blogging is a wonderfull experience!
The joy is mutual. Thanks Lori.

dinahmow said...

I think Stewart is right in saying this is advice to live by.
And yes, blogging does tend to be extensive and extending. Nice, innit?