Sounds pretty heavy, but don’t read to much into it. The question is asking why am I here in the blogosphere. What am I trying to say? What do I hope to accomplish? The answer is … I don’t really know. Lame, right?
Why am I here? I started blogging way back in the 90’s. I used a site out of England that I stumbled on, I can’t even remember the name of it. I was following a photographer. He graciously walked me through many of the steps. There was a lot more html involved back then. I wasn’t quilting or knitting then so it was mostly the lure of photography that got me out there.
In 2001 my last child flew the coop and all of a sudden I had a lot of time on my hands. Enter knitting and quilting and all kinds of doors opened. I met many great online friends. A few I have actually visited. It’s strange when you physically meet someone. There is no awkwardness, after all, you’ve been having a conversation for quite a while. It’s like meeting an old friend.
I was excited when I found WordPress. There was another community. Knitters, quilters, photographers, readers, you name it. It was more flexible than some of the other blogging options.
What am I trying to say? There is no one direction on my blog. I love the photo challenges and seeing other people’s perspective. The international scope of some of the challenges is especially thrilling.
My quilting is a hobby, not an art form or a way to make a living like many of the quilting blogs. The same can be said of the knitting. I am working on the same blanket I was over a year ago.
So, my message is not clear. I don’t even chronicle my life… that could be messy! I guess my title shows what I was thinking when I started this particular blog. The Best Years Are…. Are they ahead? Behind me? Or are they right now? I guess I show snippets of my life… no bad stuff.. that would be a downer now wouldn’t it? Should I dare?
What do I hope to accomplish? I guess my expectations were low. I just wanted to connect. Whether through photography, quilting, knitting or just being a parent and grandparent. I have done some of that, but not as much lately. My blogging friends are the old ones. I haven’t really put it out there much lately.
I intentionally didn’t use photographs this time. I find we get lazy and just look at the photos and not the words. So, this is where I start.