Monday, January 30, 2017
Just writing whether Journaling or blogging
The last few days I have been blogging as I write my latest novel. I must be careful because I get so wrapped up in my novel I forget to make an entry. I honestly don’t know how long I have been journal-ing (AOL) and blogging.
When AOL shut down Journals, I do not remember why I came to blogger, but I do know I followed a friend here. AOL gave us a chance to copy all our entries, but I am not that forward looking, I should have. ‘AOL Journals’ were good.
Out of the thousands of bloggers AOL would pick a journal of the week. Once the Shipslog was chosen and I was thrilled. I received hundreds of comments that week. The reason we were picked, I am sure, was because of the interest in the AT. We were hiking the trail at the time. I am actually laughing now, I had to journal on a tiny laptop with the flip cell phone attached.
When I started the Shipslog it was to let the family know where we were (we were all over the USA, just enjoying traveling.) My entries were TOOOOO long, many times over 2000 words. That is a chapter in my books now. LOL
I kept trying to cut back after a niece was honest enough to tell me I was too wordy, and I REALIZED I was. I was like a preacher who does not know when to stop, and keeps saying ‘good’ things after he has lost his congregations to their stomach and watches. LOL I have friends and some nice folk that say I am never too long, but I know I am. I have reached a plateau of about 400 words and am trying for 300.
This is 290 now, so I am out of here. hahahaha!
It was months, maybe years before I received my first comment. Lindie from Missouri. She pops in about every 3-4 years. I still think of her.
This is somewhere in the late 50's early 60's Chrysler came up with what they called the 'Forward-Look. This is probably a Dodge.