27 February 2006

to blog or not to blog

In what amounts to another lifetime (mid-nineties), I regularly posted entries from my journal to my website. It was a passionate and far too personal outpouring but I doubt whether it had many readers. The tedium of daily ftp uploads became oppressive and I eventually put it aside. Current blog programs are much more user friendly. When I was working I didn’t have time for a blog but health issues forced me to give up the day job, so time is no longer the main issue. I will still be publishing the Fandango newsletter but this blog will allow me to go off on personal tangents that have little or nothing to do with Fandango’s publishing concerns. I can share my thoughts in one place so I don’t have to worry which friend to whom I have blathered on about the minutiae of my existence.

If I talk about writing, it will be personal observations and opinions from the perspective of my own writing and editing experience. I will certainly be sharing the exploits of my cockatiel, Poirot. I may talk about my dreams, share cooking recipes, report on various hobbies and rant about a few things that get on my wick.

I will be adding links to the blogs of my friends and other blogs I find interesting for one reason or another. Feel free to link this one and let me know if you want yours listed here.

7 comments:

Steve Kane said...

The lure to blog is an insidious desire indeed.

Welcome to the blogsphere, me dear. Be warned: it can be addictive. Either that or you will get paranoid about failing to update it often enough.

Steve Kane said...

Oh... and I'll stick a link to c:\echo on my silly little site.

Carrie Berry said...

Thanks, Steve. I'll get yours added soon.

Anne Marie said...

How exciting to trip across your blog, Carrie! And your website. ...I have to go back there in a minute so I can click on the rest of the images.
Ani xx

Linda Donovan said...

What a kick to trip over your blog while checking on the stats for mine. Your blog will shortly be listed on mine. I don't get as personal as you all, but I do tend to rant.

Looking forward to hearing more about Poirot and snow and Jimmy and ... *echoes into distance.

DreamWoven said...

good to hear your voice again old friend. i am here listening.

Annie Ruth said...

Carrie, I've just recently obtained online service again. It didn't take long to start looking for your site again. I was in hope of reading some more of your writings. I was thrilled to find that you had shared some of yourself on your blogs to allow others to get to know you. It saddens me to hear that you are still not feeling well. I hope that I can get to know you even better. I'm looking forward to finding your book so that I can read. This is from a family member fan, Annie Ruth