Last Autumn as the nights drew in I was stumbling around twitter and I came across some blogs. It was like opening a big basket of treasure, I’d read one post and then a ‘click’ suddenly I was somewhere else reading something completely different. Apparently, I needed a ‘Platform’. Tentatively, I signed up with WordPress. WordPress and me fought a lot early on, not really understanding each other, somehow I managed to post. I don’t think it was on time and I didn’t get the link right, but it felt like a huge achievement (One person commented and I was absolutely thrilled). I missed a few entries after that. Eventually, I managed again with a Black and white photo and so began my love of community blogging. I love the ‘prompts’ and the challenge of weaving a post around a picture. I love how a picture can take on a whole different meaning once words are attached. The Gallery, a community photo prompt has been a space in which I’ve posted about Mother’s Alzheimers, each time I’ve been hesitant about posting and been absolutely overwhelmed by the amazing comments and support. I’m really not sure without The Gallery if I would have ever posted about Alzheimers but the blogging community has encouraged me and for that I am very thankful. Blogging and the community given me confidence and courage.
My inspirational person is, of course, Tara Cain. Thank you very much Mrs Cain. I don’t have a photo but here’s a fine tree instead.