Sunday, June 26, 2016
Where have all the bloggers gone,....
(Time to stop and smell/enjoy the flowers. Flowers are for your enjoyment.)
Somewhere between 16 and 77 years old, I remember a 'hippy' song that started, "Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?........" It is very hard to change 'CHANGE'. So social media such as Facebook is an attraction, and in our busy world is much easier than producing an interesting 'blog entry'. It falls in line by clicking like or adding a witty statement.
Speaking of flowers, these came from a former daughter in law. They are beautiful. Thanks Corinne. (She is still my sweetheart)
I miss many of the regulars and I am sure you do also. But CHANGE is inevitable. I do like Facebook for some things, but it honestly wears me out. Blogging is more my speed, more than once I have sat here and tried to think of a subject of interest and I couldn't even come up with a subject that I liked. LOL.
Facebook is probably at the top of the list now. But I must be honest, much of it I prefer not to know. I am no prude, but I really do not want to know that some of my own family know more curse/vulgar words than I used as a sailor, but never in 'mixed company'.
Early in my military service I was taught, never use vulgar/off color language in front of a girl/lady, even an enlisted guy can be a gentleman. Nowadays, even the ladies delight in showing they too can use the 'naughty' words, and think it is cool.
So I share away from FB, there are many things I do not need to know.
Back to the original thought, I do miss some of the witty guys/gals who blogged.
Shipslog is usually 400-450 words an entry. When I started I wrote 2,000 words. My niece who used to read the shipslog said I was too wordy and she didn't have that much time. With an honest critique, I was too long. I have cut it down a lot, my goal is 300 words, but I am stuck on 400 +/- a few. (347 words)
I prefer to read a blog entry 100-800 words in length. Some can hold my attention up to 1000. I do not judge everything by numbers, but I have a short attention span.
I really do not want everyone to be # conscience, in comparison: I have heard sermons that were 20 minutes long and was tooo long. Contrary wise, I have heard an hour sermon/speech that seemed short.