A good blog on WordPress requires a level of devotion in order to be a reasonable quality of blogging. Many bloggers, who are pros, brainstorm and research their posts diligently, and, indeed, turn a profit or otherwise benefit in a tangible sense as professional bloggers (self-publishers).
I never prioritized that kind of blogging strategy. What I’ve found is that with WordPress you can avail yourself of daily writing prompts thought up by the people at WordPress, and also weekly photo challenges which are helpful if you take photos. While this circumvents the requirement to do a lot of research, it is a short cut, but seeing as how my blog is a hobby effort I think the idea of joining in with these specific prompts (from WordPress) at roughly the same time that other amateur Word Pressers are doing the same thing is worthwhile, in what you might say is a holistic sense.
I also intend to pursue blogging as a sideline to my regular interests, which are being available on social and also helping to direct operations at a local not-for-profit, a cemetery: http://maplelawncemeteryorg.ipage.com/oldchurchcemetery/
This week’s Photo Challenge is an essay on friendship. Despite being among the many who are active on social, I don’t have a lot of close friends who I can call my own. I don’t have a lot of girlfriends, in particular, but I do have one who gave me a photo of herself this month which I think I would like to show you as it is both quite beautiful, and it fits into the idea of this week’s photo challenge which is to show a friendship in your blog.
The Daily Prompt today is natty. It means, “smart and fashionable.” A nickname I had when I was twenty was Natty.
My friend in the photo may not be the nattiest lady friend, but she is dear to me and she makes clear that friendship is worth it in the long run. I am a misfit, I don’t fit into most social circles, but I have her friendship and I think it is something to be proud of.
I knew her in high school. She is a little younger than me, but we were at the same high school at the same time and she was completely smoking. Being a teenager, I never would have talked to a girl in that league myself at the time. To this day, beautiful girls pointedly avoid me if I try to start a conversation with them. I rub people the wrong way, I suppose. It doesn’t make networking any easier.
I met her again many months ago when a mutual friend reintroduced us. I soon found we had a few things in common. I don’t have the same gift of the gab as her, but I enjoy the time we do brush shoulders.
She has suggested to me she would like to market her homemade jewelry with the internet and that she would like me to do that. I would certainly put in the time as a volunteer for her, as I need all the work experience I can get, and I have a passion for digital marketing.
My blog remains a hobby and it will continue to be a hobby in the immediate future, but I don’t think it is a waste of time as I thoroughly enjoy it, and I take pleasure in the knowledge that other Word pressers are working with the same prompts and challenges which are available for me. The inclusive policies of WordPress appeal to me and the occasional responses I get with my blog posts please me greatly. That being said, if you have read this and you want to contact me, feel free to, “like,” “comment,” and/or, “follow.” Your feedback is welcome and if you are utilizing the prompts and challenges WordPress offers, good luck to you in the future (and always!). Bye for now.