The Birth of a Blog!
Little did I know! Way back on October 28, 2006...this blog was born. It had a very rough beginning and was not planned, or frankly, even wanted! But here it is, with a mind of it's own!
Here is how my very first post read:
Hey, I'm back. I've recreated myself.
After several failed attempts, here I am again.
I guess all those years in the jungle set me back in my computer skills.
This time I have everything written down on paper and hope to maintain this site for at least a week.
This is a test, only a test.
How did it begin??? An accident!
My daughter calls me from Paraguay and tells me to check out her blog.
"Blog?" Says I, "What's a blog?"
"MOTHER! You know, a blog!" says Jackie.
"No, I don't know. What is a blog?" Patiently, saintly, I ask.
" You know, on the Internet!" exasperated!
"Well, yes, dear, I have heard of the Internet, but never had much use for it or computers myself." Still very saintly, I respond.
"Just go to my blog and leave me a comment, you'll figure it out!" She said, very impatiently, I might add!
So I did. I sat down in front of the horrible beast, the computer, and I typed in all those odd random letters and POW!!! there is it was... The very first blog I had ever seen! I read.
I had been told to leave a comment...but how??? Oh, I push this key and that key and all of a sudden... I had a BLOG!!!! No comment for Jackie, but I had this...thing on my screen!
What was I supposed to do with it?
So, I call Paraguay.
"Jackie dear, I love your blog!" Always the saintly mother.
"But, I couldn't leave a comment." says I.
"Why not?" she asks.
"Well, I tried but, I ended up with a blog of my own, somehow..." I mumble.
Laughter heard all the way from Asunción to Barquisimeto!
Jackie asks " Where is it? I want to see it?"
Santa Rita, "It's on the Internet of course!"
Jackie; " But the address, how do I get there?"
Pitiful Santa Rita, " I have no idea!"
I have only seen that poor blog once since then! It makes me feel so guilty! Sitting there, unfed! Uncared for! But I can't access it! The horrors! Poor orphaned blog!
So, with the help of my daughter, I made this blog, mainly to permit me to leave comments on her blog and write things of interest to my many family members stretched across the globe.
I don't know when, or how, anyone ever even found my little blog!!! I never expected to generate this much interest and certainly never dreamed so many would want to read my daily posts. I often post about nothing at all! But still you come! I had been planning to write a book about our life in the jungle so I decided to test the waters a bit by writing a few short jungle stories on THE BLOG!
For by then, I had people reading each and every day. This was ok by me, as I have tried to discipline myself to write something in my journal each and every day, so now I could write most of it on THE BLOG!
And so, here I sit, typing on my very own laptop, in my very own blog, that nearly 200 people a day come to read! I am honored! I have met some wonderful people online, people I would love to meet one day. I have also met some strange folk...you know who you are! But I appreciate the encouragement I receive from so many of you, it keeps me motivated to continue to write our story.
So, THE BLOG and I thank you very much!