Postaday2011: Why Did I Start Blogging?

14 Jan
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My son made me.

Today’s postaday2011 prompt asks why I started blogging.  I started because I was sick of Tory Boy’s nagging.  For years I sent out news emails I called ‘smails’ (because I was too lazy to write ‘news emails’ every time), in a similar style to this blog.  People often asked me to add a friend or relative to my mailing list; by the time I stopped I was sending smails to about forty-five family, friends and strangers. 

Trouble was, no-one ever replied.  I would get emails from those same people on other matters, but hardly ever on the smail subjects.  I reached the point where I wondered if I was talking to myself.  Not beyond the realm of possibility, because the smails were usually seven or eight pages long and who has enough time in their day to be bored by a stranger’s rabbiting?  It’s much better this way, where people who are interested come to my blog (better not mention my blog is linked to Facebook and Twitter so I’m kind of thrusting it in the world’s face).

Tory Boy nagged me for about eighteen months to start a blog and I finally got sick of his moaning and I did it to shut him up.  Of course, he was right: I am addicted, and I was from the first week.  It’s not just the writing; it’s the bonus of the fascinating people I’ve met online, who live such different lives to mine.  I love reading about their doings.

But the best part is the instant feedback in the comments box: ego-stroking is a nice way to start the day.  So, thank you, dear readers.  Please remember to wash your hands on the way out.

15 Responses to “Postaday2011: Why Did I Start Blogging?”

  1. gigihawaii January 14, 2011 at 17:53 #

    I went back and read the comments for your previous post. Well, well, now I realize that maltesers are not dogs, they are something to eat. Right? Hope I got that right.

    Anyway, I love your blog and check it daily. If you are ever in Hawaii, let’s break bread together. I have met quite a few bloggers in person already and would love to meet more.

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  2. slpmartin January 14, 2011 at 20:22 #

    So glad Tory boy nagged you!

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    • Tilly Bud January 15, 2011 at 15:32 #

      That seems to be the consensus. What you people don’t know is that my ears have only just stopped bleeding. 😀

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  3. sarsm January 15, 2011 at 00:25 #

    I’ve washed my hands (without an umbrella in sight ;-)) and am happy to announce that I just happened to stumble upon your blog.
    Hubby has gone for an early night, and well, what’s a girl supposed to do?
    Glad you started blogging and happily looking forward to reading more.

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    • Tilly Bud January 15, 2011 at 15:33 #

      Thank you, and welcome! I love virtually meeting new people. 🙂

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  4. musings January 15, 2011 at 07:47 #

    I’m glad Tory Boy nagged you until you finally did it. I do love blogging, too. I love the fact that my kids are always checking to see what’s on our minds. I wish they would write blogs.

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    • Tilly Bud January 15, 2011 at 15:49 #

      I agree; especially since Tory Boy defriended me on facebook 😦

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  5. vivinfrance January 15, 2011 at 08:20 #

    So if it’s Toryboy’s fault that you’re a blogger, it’s also his fault (through you) that I’m a blogger. I’m very glad he nagged you.

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    • Tilly Bud January 15, 2011 at 15:49 #

      That child has a lot to answer for.

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      • Tilly Bud January 15, 2011 at 15:50 #

        Oops! I’m guilty of plagiarism; sorry, earlybird 🙂

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  6. earlybird January 15, 2011 at 09:22 #

    yes, Viv, and me too! He’s got a lot to answer for has that son. Keep it up Tilly!

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  7. flo January 15, 2011 at 15:00 #

    I remember those smails. They made War and Peace look like a short story. Thank you Tory Boy!

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