During a semi-sabbatical induced by an out-of-town medical trip, I had time and a wireless Internet connected laptop to reflect on 4+ months and 72 posts plus innumerable comments of blogging inexperience. Just a babe, aren't I? at least compared to so many of you extremely talented writers.
The insolvable mystery of the behavior of my blog alone, has escaped my capacity to solve the numerous inconsistencies and weird behavior. I still do not know if it is Blogger, my browser, me or what. I am a moderately informed techie insofar as hardware capabilities are concerned, but programming--I don't have a clue. I am removing my fish tank as a last ditch effort.
I re-read some posts with a critical eye for tone. None were perfect. Upon reflection a few posts did not strike a tone with which I was happy, and indeed, may have left readers wondering "Just who does she think she is, anyway."
So I resolve to consider my words more carefully, taking a day or two if needed. there are no deadlines, or guidelines of which I am aware. This resolution includes posts and my comments to others' posts.
I resolve to not set a tone that I am an expert on anything because I am not. Everything I write has to do with my life experiences only, which may or may not extend beyond myself. This includes religion, politics, sports, medicine, dogs--any topic. I try to avoid some of these topics entirely, and will make a more concentrated effort in the areas of religion, politics and sports.
I think dogs is a safe topic. I love 'em all and cats, too. It doesn't matter to me if they are pedigreed or Heinz 57. I've had 'em all and love 'em all. My husband has accused me of loving more dogs more than him...........I'm not going there, either.
I welcome constructive criticism, so fire away.
As soon as I lose a few more pounds and am able to explore my beautiful area of Arkansas, I may post some photography only blogs...no naughty ones! I'm in a hunt for some special equipment at an inexpensive price. And I am attending a workshop in Springfield MO this week to brush up on techniques I have long forgotten.
However, I disclaim any overt, intentional motive to discredit or belittle anyone on any subject. My unforeseen thoughtlessness, carelessness or stupidity may make me appear otherwise, but then my user name is NitWit1.
Now I must begin making arrangements for another stay in Springfield MO...very much a fun trip this time...and maybe some Baby Bok Choy from the Asian grocery.