By Phyllis Burton, 10-Jan-2012 12:13:00
This is my first BLOG ever! I think it is about time that I learned how to blog: even the name sounds alien to me. How does one go about writing A BLOG? In fact who invented the BLOG? They have given thousands, or even millions of people a reason for writing down their thoughts, their hopes, their dreams, in the hope that there is someone out there, who is going to read them.
What shall I blog about? Me perhaps – but who would be interested in me? My writing? Well someone might be interested in my two published books. I suddenly feel excited, elated even.
But not for long: now I feel positively…deflated, because I can’t think of anything that anyone might be remotely interested in. But then I am supposed to be a writer, so it should be one of the easiest things in the world to do. So come along…think my girl…THINK.
I know, I’ll write about the weather. It is winter here in the U.K.…Oh no, I feel deflated again. I hate the winter but I love being warm – not HOT though: my favourite temperature is around 22oC (or about 72oF), as anything above that is almost alien to me living as I do in England, where it rarely gets much hotter. When it does everyone says we are having a heatwave! I heard yesterday that the temperature in parts of Australia was around 40oC – help I can feel my blood boiling already.
At the other end of the scale, we in southern England (not Scotland, because it tends to be much colder there) are having a relatively mild winter. This compares with the last 2/3 winters when we have had snow practically up to our knees, with temperatures way below zero. I live in a bungalow and last winter the icicles were hanging down from the gutter to about three inches from the ground. I remember looking out of my window – yes I did open the window, thus letting the cold air in – I saw a tiny bird clinging desperately to the end of an icicle and trying to drink from it! Poor little thing. I immediately braved the elements and poured some warm water into the bird bath and…within 5 minutes it had frozen over.
So you can now see why I dislike the winter and why I dislike very hot weather. I always vote for the middle line you see: moderation in all things is my motto.
HELP…help: it is blowing a gale outside…and I don’t like wind either!!!
I am waiting for SPRING when my garden will be alive with bird song, daffodils, bluebells, harebells and all the other bells I can think of and until then, I think I’ll go and hibernate!
1. 18-Jan-2012 20:47:00 by Dan Holloway
Welcome to blogging! The Middle Ground - there's an excellent subject for blogging - you could take a different subject each time and discuss the extremes and then the middle (I'm thinking mainly of food but that's just me). You'd be following in Aristotle's shoes, too!
2. 30-May-2012 17:52:00 by Julia
I think your first blog was a good one!
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