Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birthday for my Blog!

I’ve had this blog idea for almost a year.
What blog idea is that? Umm, starting one. That's it.
I created the blog and titled it long, long ago. I’ve pulled it up, and checked to see if it was still there. I’ve stared at the screen and wondered if some flash of inspiration would hit me. Other times I’ve changed the background and twiddled with the gadgets.
What am I doing? Do I have cold feet? I didn’t have those before I got married, so I would not know what they feel like, but the committment to start this blog has scared me more than trying on any white dress or agreeing to eternity. Really? Maybe I’m blocked? (Artistically speaking –that is.) Maybe. If that’s another word for scared silly, then maybe. For the record, I’ve been writing new poems and entering contests and I should mention (deep breath, holding . . .) I’ve been writing my first novel. (Exhale) Is anyone still reading? So I don’t think I’m completely artistically challenged. But I write posts and do not click that innocent looking ‘publish post’ button. I leave them on my computer, waiting. For what? Until I’m smarter, more organized, or take a refresher course in grammar? That’s not happening any time soon.

One day I thought 'maybe my blog has been gestating.’ I didn’t think I’d write that because, personally, I don’t think gestating is a very pretty word and it makes me think in medical ways. I also didn’t want to introduce the comparison to pregnancy (baby rumors can be started on much less potent words). But it fits. Maybe you know what I’m talking about. Some ideas come and you are acting on them before you know it and other ideas, well, take longer. I’ve heard some people call it ‘simmering on the back burner’. Whatever the name, I’d like to think my blog idea has matured and is ready to be born.

So, in the spirit of the New Year, and thinking of my favorite RBS commercials –you remember “less talk, more action,"

I’m not resolving to start,—I’m starting. This will be the place I blog about my creative ventures (or should that read adventures?) and the inspiring creativity of friends, family and others. And yes, it may include a few posts about writing.

I'd love to hear if you have any projects that are waiting for their birthday!

BTW, most of you know me well enough, but for those who do not, I'm a wordaholic. I can't help myself --I'm addicted to words and their definitions -even the ones I think are creepy sounding!

gestate: 1. to carry offspring in the womb, or develop as offspring in the womb 2. to develop in the mind, or allow an idea or plan to develop in the mind


Amy Cowan said...

Congratulations! You've taken the first step! I'm so glad that you have joined the blogging world! You've inspired me--I need to get back to mine. Just don't stop! Keep it up!
PS I'm glad you put the definition for words then maybe you can help build your friend's lame vocabulary!

healthinfo said...

Love your blog, theme and all :)

Just think of this if you ever need a boost to write...for the most part it's free. I got a letter today stating that a company would push my songs for $500 per month for 6 months. Talk about believing in yourself, I thought I did until it came with that price tag!

Joan Sowards said...

Welcome to the blog world, and now that it has passed the infant years, may your blog make it through the terrific two's!

Tanya Parker Mills said...

Great start to your baby...ahem...I mean, blog. And I love that commercial, too.

Marsha Ward said...

Congratulations on your new blog, Tamara!

Cherene said...

So happy to get to keep up with you and your projects via your blog now! I just printed my first blog book (replacing my scrapbooking efforts), and I love how easy it is. This can be your on-line scrapbook or journal, or novel--whatever! Either way, I'm happy to read whatever you post. :)

Amy said...

I can tell already that your blog is going to be great. I can't normally keep up with all of my friends' blogs, but I find myself wishing I could read more of yours! It's like talking with an old friend -- just the pick-me-up I need! I look forward to your adventures !! :)

Valerie Ipson said...

Yay, Tamara! Congrats on "starting" your blog!

Valerie Ipson said...

And I'm going to steal that youtube commercial sometime for my blog. It's classic!

Sarah M Eden said...

Congrats on taking that first leap. Putting your writing out there for everyone to see can be nerve wracking.


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