Thursday, April 2, 2015

B Is for Blogging

For me, blogging started as a way to let people know what I was doing, where I was telling stories and a place to post pictures of those storytelling events.  It has since morphed into more of an informational based blog.  However I have not blogged in over a year which is why I decided to take the challenge of blogging 26 days in April.

We've all read various blogs.  We know most bloggers write about what they know.  Their observations, experiences, thoughts.  There are cooking blogs, dog blogs, blogs for “cat ladies,” blogs about writing, storytelling blogs and the list goes on and on. 

In writing today’s blog I discovered something I did not know – the origin of the word blog.  Back in the 90’s when blogs began they were called weblogs.  That’s web + log = weblog.  But someone who could be considered a wordsmith changed weblog to blog, one syllable is faster to say than two.  And isn't this the technological age where everything is going faster and faster?



So, what does a storyteller/writer blog about?  If you guessed Story, you won’t surprised to be told – “That’s right!”   Stayed tuned!


5 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

This post is along the lines of what my entire theme will be in April.

So glad that A to Z inspired you to start blogging again. That's partly what it's all about! Hope this gets you going from now on.

I've meaning to do a post on the word "blog". I've got some thoughts that I'd like to share one day. Thanks for that reminder.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

Very thoughtful, interesting post!

Stories by Julie said...

Thanks, Arlee and Anne. I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed what you read.

Pearson Report said...

Hi Julie,

I'm all about storytelling. Long before I ever thought of writing them down I told them to my daughter. They were her nightly ritual. Sometimes it would take days for a story to come to and end.

We loved those time. At 28 my daughter still reflects on those stories. We've often thought of putting some of them down on paper. Might still do.

Thanks for adding your follow button… I've added myself.

Jenny, Pearson Report
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
@PearsonReport

Stories by Julie said...

Thanks, Jenny for helping me know how to add the follow button.

My daughter told me she didn't like to read when she was in high school because of the way I told stories and read to her. My son has dyslexia and when he was in high school, we read a lot of his literature books together.

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www.StoriesByJulie.com