Every time I get an award for blogging (boy, that sounded really self-serving, didn’t it?) I get a question about “why do you blog?” or “Why did you start blogging?”.
My answer is pretty much the same every time. I do it for my children.
I realize it would be easier for me to simply write everything in a diary or journal…the boys would probably read that at the end of my time of Earth and get the same feelings as they would seeing it online.
But, I don’t write in a journal. There are several reasons for that. One, I have arthritis and it just plain HURTS to write. Secondarily, I am going blind.
Paper may be white, and I can still “see’ it, but I can control the brightness on a computer screen and I can make the fonts larger or smaller as I need to.
I realized this morning that using my computer to write is the same reason I use a KINDLE to read now. I can control the font and the light.
I adore reading. Books have been my closest friends for many years……………they have let me travel to different times…….different countries. I have helped Hercule Poirot solve crimes…I have warned many a heroine about those scowling knights errant. Books take me outside myself, and into other worlds.
They have, at times, saved my sanity. It is now almost impossible for me to read a book. I can still read large print books, but there are so few available. I have read every single one at our county library, and honestly I can not afford to purchase them. I wonder why exactly large font books cost significantly MORE than regular font books?
This blog tends to do the same things that books used to do. I can rant to my heart’s content, I can rave about wonderful people and places. I can share my heart and spirit with not only my children, but other people. Hopefully I will leave behind at least one good thing for each reader of my nonsense.
For that’s what I really want to do with this blog. Leave one sentence, one story, one thought that resonates with the reader…….something that may make their life better or easier.
If I can do that, then everything….EVERYTHING will have been worthwhile.