I'm sorry. I can't resist. Remembering I was inspired to blog by a Media Bistro workshop, I kind of sort of remembered it as being in February. So I just checked.
Yep. 2/22/ 2008.
Whoa, I've been doing this for all those years?
And a few of you are still listening? This is my 927th post and you're still here?
There must be thousands of bloggers who focus on writing and books and The South and food and-- well, you name it, there's a blog for it.
So, if you're reading mine, a huge THANK YOU.
Here's that very first post, just for fun.
So how hard can this be. Write a little about what I read.
Discuss the pros and cons of (mostly free) book reviewing I do. Pull my
hair out online about how hard it is to write, how under appreciated
writing is as a job choice. Post pictures of me with new very short
haircut, my dog going for a run (ha, ok an amble) on the beach, my
latest failure in the kitchen. Let the games begin!
For starters, I'm reading The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood. I just heard her read a chapter at the Writers in Paradise conference
and bought the book on the spot. I'm a big fan. My knitting experience
ended with the blanket my grandmother taught me to knit when I was nine
years old, but the way Hood tells the stories of the women who gather to
share and knit and care for each other is remarkable. I'd saved the
book to read on my flight from Tampa to Newark yesterday but I can't
stop reading it and worry that there will be no book to read on the trip
back to Florida. I can't face a plane trip without a book.
blogging is fun. Just like writing the long emails to my friends and
family that they pretend to read but really skim and often ignore.
Except for Leslie and Kate, who always read and always answer quickly.
If anybody's still reading, here are a few of my most viewed posts, over the years.
(about using dialog tags other than said. Hoo Boy did that raise a ruckus!)