Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Now I've had the time of my life

No need to ask you to name that tune...who doesn't know it?  And even though it's written as a love song, those were the words that came to mind when I started to write this post. 

"Now I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
and I owe it all to you."

I just spent time on the telephone with a new blogger friend.  My very first new blogger friend.  I met Cheryll of  http://makingandkeepingmemories.blogspot.com/ after I left a comment on her blog January 3rd, 2011 (just yesterday).  She e-mailed me back to thank me for stopping by and said "I tried to get your blog but there is nothing there but your profile.  Are you working on a new blog?"   She couldn't see me as I threw my head back and laughed like a banshee.  Am I working on a new blog???  Too-too funny!!  I'm chuckling now as I type this.  The blog title she was directed to was created over four years ago.  FOUR years ago!  I'm such a dummy.  Every time I said I was going to be brave and learn something about blogging, I'd freeze up and pull my Scarlett O'Hara act "Tomorrow I'll think of some way...after all, tomorrow is another day".   Well, Lord have mercy, my new blogger friend, Cheryll, when I told her I was a bit intimidated about blogging, she said, "...it looks complicated but it really isn't.  I would be glad to help you with it if you want...just say the word and we'll get it fixed up for you."  And looky here, just a few short hours later, and I'm already a blogger.  She got me a new blog set up, we talked on the telephone and she walked me through all these tabs and pretty colors, and made me feel like I wasn't bothering her at all.  And while talking, we found out we had a pretty good many things in common.  So here I am - trying to figure out how one goes about blogging.  Because to tell the truth, I feel pretty much like an idiot sitting here typing something that nobody will probably ever read, and yet I feel like I'm out in public and my underwear is showing or something.  What's up with that???  I can feel my heart racing, and it's almost like I've got my most private feelings out on display.  I just don't understand that at all.  Oh well...I'm sure it will get easier over time.  And if I can just find time to come out here on a regular basis and type something, the awkwardness will eventually disappear.  Won't it?  Yep, I'm sure it will.  I just need to remember....once I get this thing up and going...I need to keep my posts short and to the point.  Just because I can type as fast as my mind can form words doesn't mean I have to type a darn novel.  Okay, check.  Got that.  'Cept right now, I'm just trying to get comfortable doing this.  But I need to learn to keep this short.  I don't like reading long, boring posts that go on and on, cuz I've had plenty of experience at reading blogs.  I just need to put all that reading I've been doing into action so I can have a good blog of my own.  So - thanks Cheryll, I owe you girlfriend.  Thanks a million!  I'm only 4 days into the New Year, and I've already accomplished the resolution I made to learn to either blog, tweet or facebook.  Now, Cheryl and I can work together on a healthy eating lifestyle.  Just wished I liked to cook.  Maybe I can make another resolution to start cooking.  Nah, I don't think so.


Cheryll said...

Awww, you are such a sweetie! You are quite welcome! I had fun talking you through it...you're easy to teach. Look at you go! You're a blogger now! WooHoo!

Chris said...

Well, here is another person who read that post! Thanks for responding to my "get to know me" post. Blogging is a crazy/fun way to meet friends and learn. Nice to meet you, too.