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About Blogging

The goal here is to post approximately once a day, but not if that means posting something we’re not proud of.  The idea is to generate interest- so the things posted here are things we like, things that interest us, things we think or want to think about, and things we do or see or make.

There are links to things I think people might like, and for now, also a link to a blog devoted to my poetry- you can find it in the sidebar or wherever my current theme drops it.  (Yeah, I’m not very devoted to any one theme- I get bored easily, what can I say?)

If you’re new to blogging, it can seem impossible to make a name for yourself among the hundreds, or more likely thousands, of bloggers out there covering the same topic, but don’t let that discourage you. Everyone…

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Blogging Opened The Door To Writing

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by Melanie Jean Juneau

Actually I can hardly believe that I feel free enough today to stand up and boldly yell, ” I love writing and I want to help others start writing by encouraging them to blog.” 

It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30 year sabbatical since leaving university to raise 9 children and I just couldn’t seem to start. Perhaps I could have started seven years ago when everyone was in school full-time but realistically there was simply too much physical work involved in running a household for eleven people and helping with the farm animals and our large vegetable garden.

Instead of writing, I told stories. The Irish side rose to the surface as I entertained family and friends with the latest exploits of my kids and the farm. Their escapades really were legendary because some situations can…

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