Adventures in Blogging: Introduction


I’ll be writing about my adventures, from my point of view, while offering my opinion on whatever the current matter happens to be. I hope you will enjoy it, if for no other reason, because you’ll get to see just how crazy my mind and reactions can be sometimes.

When I sat down to write this article I thought it would be pretty cut and dry…Thus begins my first Adventure in Blogging post. I must rethink my original plan for this post and break it up into two pieces. This first piece will be an introduction, and next week I’ll finally post what I thought I would post today: Types of Blogs vs. What I Read.

As my first article in what I hope becomes a long running series, I’d like to lay a few things out on the table. This may or may not be news to anyone reading this post, but I have my reasons for taking the time to make my next follow-up statement. I am making this statement as a means to clear my mind and have a realistic outlook of what I’m doing here in the blogosphere.

Most people, the average citizens of most nations, do not read blogs. Reading isn’t a big deal to most people, at least not in terms that is it apart of their daily routine and everyday life. People who have a strong interest in a particular subject or medium tend to look toward blogs as a means of information and connection to that subject and its community of followers. Most people are content to watch TV or surf the web for Youtube and Vimeo videos to fulfill their entertainment needs and informational itches.

Luckily for me I don’t write my blog for those people. Granted, if any of them should stumble upon my blog, I feel confident that they would find something here they would like. I write my blog for three reasons:

1. Me, myself, and I- I like writing and having an opportunity to share ideas and make connections, but mostly I just like to write.

2. I have an opportunity to promote books and reading and refuse to let it pass away.

3. I write my blog for all the book lovers, writers, authors, bloggers, book nerds, and any others immersed in some way with the book publishing industry.

So, next time around I’ll be breaking down the types of blogs out there from my own personal point of view.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

9 thoughts on “Adventures in Blogging: Introduction”

  1. To be honest as a 50+ I like to write by hand in a journal far more for me. It is fascinating to me how younger generations write so much in public, that being said…cool post !

    1. I seldom write by hand anymore, but I do takes notes on paper. I also seldom write in public. I’ll read anywhere, but when I write I have preferences. I’ve written in public a few times, but only because I was afraid the ideas would escape me if I didn’t.

  2. I think what Maria is referring to is the extent to which the younger generation commit their thoughts to public scrutiny through social mesia and so on, not where they actually do the writing. It seems to be done with little thought beyond the moment, and can often come back to bite them later. Ah, the impetuosity of youth.; I remember it well.
    I don’t care where I write, as long as I’m able to write the things I want to. The important thing is to write it for yourself. At the same time, be aware that anything you do write, you will one day leave behind. So, if you don’t want to do that, don’t write it. When writing on commission, still write it for yourself first and then, when polishing your text, adjust it to make sure it fits the commissioned requirements.

    1. I see your point now. I thought I was getting the wrong impression from her statement, but I wasn’t sure. I guess when it comes to writing for the public it can be a generational thing, but I really don’t think it is inherently.

      It’s one thing to write down every intimate detail of your life for public scrutiny and then wonder what went wrong; it’s another to want to get your work and ideas out to the public for awareness and recognition.

      Artists have been doing this from the beginning. Now authors have to decide for themselves whether or not to take that approach; to put their work out for others to see or to guard it and pursue some other means of building up awareness and or buzz for their work. I don’t think it’s a matter up age, only perspective.

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