Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Blog Is Born

What is the first thing people say when you tell them you are moving to China? Nine times out of ten it's, "Are you NUTS!?!" The next thing they say is, "You'll have to e-mail us and tell us all about it." Well, after the 15th or 16th person who tells you to e-mail them you begin to think, "How in the world will I ever find time to communicate with that many people?" Okay, actually, I could find the time but do I really want to try to be clever and witty with that many people on a regular basis?



When my aunt, who is an avid blogger and talented writer, added herself to the list of people who wanted "to hear all about China" I expressed my frustration with what I viewed an overwhelming task. She suggested I write a blog. Immediately I balked at the idea; me, a blogger, NEVER! I have not been one to follow trends and as I watched so many friends and relatives begin blogs of their own I thought to myself, "Good for them, but I'll never do it." I should learn to avoid the term "never". The last time I emphatically stated I would never do something I ended up spending six years of my life in Finland.



So, here I am, sitting in front of a keyboard trying to figure out how to be witty and clever. For those of you who requested I share my experiences...here goes.

7 comments:

whitey said...

WaHOOOO you are up and running!Wow and you have cute borders, papers, flowers now I am way jealous. Wish I knew how to do that. Glad you are on the boat!

Briggs: Party of Six said...

I love the backgrounds and the pics are awesome... I can't wait to hear and see more... TCB's are great... I might coin that one and make it That's Craig Baby! For the Craigisms we have here!

Sioux said...

Steph - I am so excited to read about your adventures and see the beautiful photos that you are displaying. If you can't travel yourself, it's nice to have someone that can and share the wealth of experiences that they have. Thanks for the trip...

Nettie said...

I too am very happy you are now a part of us bloggers! This is going to be exciting to hear all about China and how you are doing over there. I love your layout too! Aren't the "verification" words a hoot sometimes! Maybe we can get creative and come up with a whole new language!

whitey said...

where are you??

Nettie said...

Yes,.....where are you? You are in trouble girl! Your AUNTS need to know how you are doing, etc., etc.!

whitey said...

where are you????