A BLOGGING DIARY – Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Diary

Since I started seriously blogging, it has become a diary. It wasn’t meant to be, but because of it, I know when major and minor events occurred in my life. I can call up the time  — at least if it happened during the past 7 years — in my blog.

So much of the blog is made up of the things that have happened day to day in my world. Big things, little thing, barely anything — they all wind up on the pages of the blog. That’s why I’ve refused to let myself be locked into a particular style of blogging or a particular theme. It’s a big world and there’s a lot going on.

Two little titmice sitting in a feeder

In any case, I’ve never appreciated the idea or concept of being “locked-in” to anything. Ever. Even now, when physical movements are limited, at least my brain (such as it is) can roam free … and blogging has enabled me to do a lot more mental roaming than I ever thought possible!

A rather menacing Blue Jay!

I also feel I should mention that I’ve learned a lot. Not only by writing, but from the comments and conversations I’ve had. My world is bigger and I know so many more details of things that were previously just broad swathes of knowledge.

It’s a diary of what has been and it is also a diary of what I’ve learned.



Categories: #FOWC, Birds, Blogging, Daily Prompt, Fandango's One Word Challenge, learning, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography

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  1. I feel my world is bigger from blogging too- getting to know people on a day to day basis like you. Love that Blue Jay!

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    • They have definitely taken over a part of the day at the feeder. When they feed, the rest of the birds fly into a nearby tree and politely (or not so politely) wait. As soon as the Jays liftoff, they are back.

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  2. My blog is much less like a diary than yours is. First of all, I blog anonymously. Second, a significant number of my posts are flash fiction based upon various prompts. However, my non-fiction posts, those about politics, religion, and society, do give me a bit of a diary-like glimpse into what I was feeling or experiencing at the time I posted them.

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  3. I don’t know what my blog is, either. Last week I decided this is a neighborhood. 🙂

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  4. It has been enriching.
    Leslie

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  5. I agree, Marilyn. I often find that old blog posts are helpful as a reminder of when things happened and like a diary nice to take out an old memory and look at it again. I was reading my old posts about my trips to the western part of Tasmania yesterday and thinking was that really in 2012?
    I really enjoy the conversations we all have in the comment threads too.

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    • I look at old blogs too and say am shocked at how long ago — or how recently — stuff happened. It’s have for me to realize that my brother died more than 10 years ago … or that the heart surgery was more than five years ago. It doesn’t feel that long ago at all.

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  6. Hear, hear we Brits would say. I can only agree

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  7. I find blogging invaluable for both keeping track and, as you say, learning. It makes the world a bigger place.

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