Between The Lines Life As An Over 50 Blogger
Hello and welcome! I'm Debbie and I'm so happy you are here! Today, I am excited to be part of the Between The Lines Series, Bloggers Age 50 And Up You Should Be Following, hosted by Katherine of katherinescorner.com. This ten week series was the invention of Katherine in order to promote those of us over age 50 ladies who have so much to offer to the blogosphere. I hope you will visit her site each Tuesday to see the great lineup of ladies who are featured on the series! Please click on her link to visit. I can't thank Katherine enough for doing this series for us! On the eleventh week, we get to ask Katherine some questions, so please check out that week, also!
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I first got interested in blogs as a way to unwind and relax after a long day of teaching elementary age students. I had a couple favorite blogs that I read and followed for two or three years. It was fun each day to tune in and see what was happening with these folks. During those years, I began to think about starting my own blog and began reading online about how to set up a blog and even clicked on a free blogger site to start one a couple of times, but always got scared to go forward and would click off the site. I was afraid I wasn't "techie" enough to know what to do to create the site. The desire to blog became really strong, though....these people were having way too much fun without me and I wanted in! So, I got brave toward the end of last summer and on a whim one day decided to go for it and I haven't looked back since! I started with a free site on Blogger and they made it very easy to follow the directions to set up the blog. I was creating my first post within a few minutes. Not too scary at all!
In the nine months that I have been blogging, I have grown in my confidence as both a writer and in expressing myself and my interests. I chose to call my blog Debbie "this and that" because I couldn't zero in on just one particular niche such as only fashion, faith, home decor or books as topics to write about. I like all of these topics and they are all a part of my life. I think Debbiethisandthat suits me well as more of a "slice of life" type blogger.
I'm still a bit challenged by feeling comfortable posing for photos and am learning the ins and outs of photography to get the best shots possible. Thankfully, I have a photographer husband who helps me out frequently. But, I also am learning to take my own photos using a tripod as well. The learning curve with blogging has been a challenge as well as a joy for this over 50 blogger. But, it is a challenge that I embrace with enthusiasm. Never stop learning, right?
One of the many blessings that has come out of blogging for me are the many blog friendships that have formed since I began. The kind comments that have been left on posts by readers as well as the help that has been offered by fellow bloggers has truly touched my heart over these nine months. The blogging community really is a "community" in every sense of the word and I have found the community to be kind, helpful and supportive. I am so thankful for this experience. Proverbs 25:25 says, "Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." The kind comments of fellow bloggers and readers from all around the world is good news to me for sure! I look forward to continuing to grow my blog in the months and years ahead and I hope that you will come along with me. It won't be the same without you!
Until Next Time,
Until Next Time,