Blogging, who knew?
Hi, my lovely readers! I’m Sandra Siren, a strongest feminist, passionate writer at essay writing service Mcessay.com and happy mother for three years.
I am relatively new to the blogging world. I started my first blog about two years ago so I guess you can say I am a bit behind the times. It wasn’t until I moved over to WordPress that I started to really see what this blogging world was all about.
As I take some time and peruse the blogs on WordPress (never explored that on Blogger, probably should have) I am struck by just how many voices there are in the world of blogging. My voice is screaming among millions of others who have just as much talent or maybe more talent than me. I see all kinds of designs, from the basic, to the elaborate.
The subject matter too, is varied. I can go into this blog search on WordPress and type into a search engine any word I can think of. I guarantee you that there is at least one blog on it. Incredible.
You ask yourself, is this a good or a bad thing, having so many blogs out there?
I honestly think it is a good thing. It is a shame that people can’t write an express their opinions or share whatever it is they share because they aren’t rich and famous. I love the fact that a blog is free and it gives everyone a chance to speak their minds.
I have started to realize that you can also take it up a step by getting a domain that is all your own. You can go from your name here.wordpress.com to a domain that reads your name here.com. Leaving the WordPress off and putting your thoughts and ideas into a whole new stratosphere. Now you have a web page and your voice can go even further. It is just amazing to me to see the tools we as writers, have at our disposal.
I know when I started writing or realizing that is what I wanted to do. There wasn’t an avenue for me. I was limited to a Brother Word Processor and no Internet. That meant you typed everything up on a monitor via a keyboard. You could save your files onto a floppy disk, but not the hard drive. Each time you printed a document it was page by page. If you have a book of 500 plus pages (which I never have had) then it takes a lot of time to print. I don’t know how many times I just sat there printing up pages and wishing on dreams. Nothing ever came out of it.
Now today I have moved up from that old way of doing things to a lap top which you can take anywhere you want and you can print hundreds of pages with the push of a button. You can also access the Internet and sell your stuff yourself. No longer forced to buy stamps or send out SASE’s (self-addressed stamped envelopes) in order to get a reply back from an agent. Today we have emails and a lot of agents accept queries this way, via email. I look for agents who accept queries this way because it makes it so much easier. On top of all that we have blogs and e-books and all sorts of other ways to create your voice in this world. No longer are we restricted to a one way highway. I love that.