Monday, September 17, 2012

Deep Thoughts

Well, not really, but there's only so much depth going on in this mind.  I've been thinking a lot about blogging in general, as this blog is in its sixth month.  I have come to the happy conclusions that not only do I enjoy blogging, but there are a few things I have learned as a blogger.  I figure any learning is good for the brain.

So here's my list (because you know I love lists) of a few things I have learned through blogging:

1.  I am more observant of the world around me.  I find myself looking for photo and other sharing opportunities.

2.  Unbelievably, it is possible for my computer-loathing mother to want to use a computer.  She is addicted to reading my daily blog just to make sure she is not missing anything.

3.  Face-to-face is not the only way to meet folks and develop friendships.  I even look forward to meeting some of my blogging acquaintances somewhere along the road someday, like I read of others doing.

4.  I wish I was free to travel more, but hopefully that time will come.  Reading the reports of and looking at photos from others' travels has extended my BUCKET TRAVEL LIST all that much longer.  For my age I have traveled a bit, but there is just so much more out there to see.

I want my passport to look more like this one.
5.  I am not overly technologically savvy, but I am learning more about computer things as I blog, and for now I am pretty content with having a very simple blog.  I know that will change as time goes by.

6.  I need my mind challenged every day.  Reading others' blogs and writing my own meets a part of that need.

7.  Certain topics are of more interest to some people than others.  I am learning what other blogs interest me most, and also what I enjoy writing about the most.

8.  I still do not care to read blogs that mostly comment on the weather, or always start out doing so.  I much prefer reading about what people are thinking or doing.

9.  There are too many things in this world that I want to see and just not enough time to do so.

10.  I have lots of thoughts, ideas, and travel plans, so I do not expect to run out of material to blog about.  I'm a lady after all, and we ladies talk way too much like to share things. 

So I will close by saying Thank You to all my readers and blogging friends.  
Stay tuned, more to come.....


  1. glad to see there is more to come :) when stationary I find it hard to find something interesting to blog about....

  2. I enjoy reading your blog, Jill! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. Yes Elaine the content of what we write is not as exciting as when we are traveling, but just look around and you will be surprised at things that are of interest to others, happening to you. We all pour our thoughts and sometimes our souls into our blogs letting those that read it not only hear and sometimes see what we did but what we feel. We vent, we cry, we tell jokes, but mostly we inspire people who would love the chance to experience even the simple things we take for granted.

    Better than that you didn't see it on the nightly news that has a tendency to blow it out of proportion with sensationalism. So Jill, Elaine and all the others who write a blog, keep up the Good Word. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. Every perspective that is thoughtful is worthwhile!

  5. It is hard to keep coming up with new material for a daily blog. Mine should improve when we hit the road in the motor-home. When on the road blog subjects are much easier to come up with.

  6. I hope you never run out of things to blog about. :) And I LOVE that your Mom loves to read your blog. I wish my MIL could figure out how to read mine. I think she would get a kick out of it. Then again - she knows everything anyway b/c we talk everyday heehee.