Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Starting a blog

I have had a personal website at geocities since 1998. I didn't design it myself--I had a lot of help, some better, some worse. . . the most I can take credit for is the content--that is, the writing. Other people, who know more than I do about html, whatever that is, added all kinds of graphics, music, pictures, and colors, for which I do not chose to take credit. My daughter Jeana (daystocome) introduced me to the blog concept, and I love the idea of people being able to respond to what I write. After all, writing is a kind of conversation, and if no one responds, how can I know if what they read is what I thought you said? After all, what you thought I said may not be what I meant at all. To get back to daughter Jeana, she helped me name this blog. I sent her a list of possibilities, and she said this one made her laugh, and sounds just like me. As my husband will tell you, I am totally random and abstract. Whereas he is just the opposite, totally sequential and concrete. So we sort of complement each other. Jeana has four young children, and home schools, and is of necessity one of the most organized people I know. I think my mind works sort of like what she calls rabbit trails--I write in more or less stream of consciousness, which is always random, usually abstract, and almost always abstracted--that is, I get side-tracked easily, and forget what my point was. But I usually do have a point, and eventually I remember what it was--most of the time.
I plan to gradually move the contents of my website to this blog, so just imagine what you have to look forward to, if you are still reading.