One year ago, I officially started blogging ( July 2020). It was a way to share outside of the four walls. We were, of course, in the clutches of COVID-19. I was already a blog reader, but navigating sites and understanding the WordPress language was a bit challenging. I tuned into the free WordPress courses for support. The Happiness Engineers were always available to help me with questions. I am still learning, of course. As WordPress adds and grow, I am spreading my wings too. For two years, I have been following specific persons who have provided technical and mental support that allows me to “stretch my mind and build bridges globally.” This has been amazing. I am grateful for those whom God has given to me during this season.
A year into this world of blogging and now podcasting, this “old girl” is still learning new tricks. I don’t blog everyday (as a caregiver, my Mom takes priority); however, I am committed to my WP goal as a reader. So, I am “traveling through the blogging pages. I don’t have to concern myself with crowded roadways; but take in the sights with some of the most beautiful people I have virtually met.
Psychologically, one of the most helpful bloggers who have been significant from the very beginning of my journey has been Dr. Eric Perry. For example, this particular blog reminds me to stay focused on my journey: Choose Your Attitude Don’t Let It Choose You | Dr. Eric Perry (wordpress.com)
As this month comes to a close, I want to share with you those who continue to make a difference in my blogging community. Even if you do not have the time to explore in this one setting, you can always return. It is here for you as you blog and learn too.
Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me This Year and How
- Cindy Dawson makes sure we have a Word each day: Why I Became a Blogger – Real Christian Women
- Brian takes me on literacy journeys: “The adverb is not your friend.” | Travel Between The Pages
- Kim is a reminder that “We can do all things through Christ Jesus.” Thanking God For Another Birthday! – BEYOND MY LIMITATIONS (wordpress.com)
- As to Adeleke, I find it very difficult to say how he puts so much talent through his pages – in awe: Interview with Adeleke Adeite – A Poet and Songwriter Who Uses Words To Uplift & Inspire | Ibs Writes (ibs-writes.com)
- Michael – I have been reading his blogs for nearly two years and I am just beginning to understand how much talent he is willing to share with others – A Manifesto: A Video Re-Creation of a Lecture I Gave at Rockford College in 2004 – Michael Newberry (wordpress.com)
- Steve – A Puddle in the Dessert has always given me a place of solitude for reflecting – Progressive Muscle Relaxation: An article review…sort of. – A Puddle In The Desert (wordpress.com)
- Karrisa Reads Books – you could spend a day with Karrisa and still want more pics and stories – 2021 Highlights: Week 29 – Karissa Reads Books (wordpress.com) You will not tire of her family adventures. She sees the world as how God created it – in awe.
- Rebecca speaks and shares personal insights Give love time – My Life in Blogs
- I am following, Bob, a new blogger (like I am). I love what he wrote as a transparent, not ashamed, unapologetic Christian about his love for Christ. I love our awesome God – Bobbles Stuff (wordpress.com)
- I am taking mental health breaks with my newest blogger friend, at Love and Bean, Be Kind, Be Calm – MINDFULNESS IN GRAD SCHOOL (love-and-bean.com) We are practically neighbors (the Sunshine State).
- As a lifetime learner, I follow VarConnection (always an educator – retired or not). I like this recent blog 5 Tips to Manage Student Anxiety When Returning to the Classroom | VARconnection (dstewart.com)
- If you want information about talk tech, check out Charles, by all means. His tech blogs are user-friendly; always current. Venmo gets more private—but it’s still not fully safe | Charles A. Kush III (charleskush.com)
I hope by now you have an ideal of what my experience has been like in the last year and why I celebrate it. I am looking forward for another year with my blogging community. They have kept me in the loop and for that I am grateful.