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Poetry, musings, observations, commentary, rants, confessions...and who knows what else!

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Teacher, writer, poet, grandmother, lover, wine-drinker, chocolate eater, beach comber, hiker, traveler, Giants fan, San Franciscan. All work on this blog is copyrighted material.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Is Bird Back?

The last time I posted on this blog was a little over a year ago. Hard to believe, as I look back over the infrequency of my postings that once upon a time, this was a thriving blog with regular posts and a regular readership that engaged in a lively discussion within the comments; I was part of a rich blogging community (which, from a quick swoop through cyberspace, I see is still alive and well).

I ponder whether to blog again. I wonder what has kept old blogger friends blogging all this while (K9, Chicory, Boggs, /T, to name a few). Is it wise or desirable to once again, invest time in blogging – composing, posting, and making regular swoops through the blogs of others (both beloved and reviled) and engage, engage, in this cyberspace community?

The Benefits
The blog still supports a certain level of anonymity and Facebook does not.
The blog allows for richer postings and Facebook does not.
Community in the blogosphere still exists and can be tapped into .
May force me into a regular writing practice again.

The Concerns:
Will I still become irritated with ill-mannered bloggers – which always bugged the shit out of me before? Will I handle this irritation differently?
Can a true community with substance be built?
Do I still have something to say? A story to tell? Of course I do – that’s a moot point, but leads to the next concern …
Do I want to tell it here?

A few updates about me
Still teaching.
Now a grandmother and in love with my grand-daughter.
Older than I used to be.
Try harder now not to become upset over politics or the course of the country.
Still in love with San Francisco.
Still in love with the Giants.


Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Grand questions, Bird Beauty.

I'll be watchin' fer the answers.

June 17, 2011 10:18 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

As far as I'm concerned you have never left. Yes, your postings have become less frequent. I do follow you in FB.

I like your questions. It will be interesting to learn your answers.

I have always enjoyed your writings.

You might want to read this posting to get another perspective on how we act and what we say.

I do understand the wonders that a grandchild can bring. Eli just turned two and will be coming to visit for a week next month. We just saw him, and his parents, for a long weekend in May. I can't remember having laughed so long, so hard or so often as when were were with him.

In the meantime, keep on doing what you do best.

June 18, 2011 8:38 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

there is another good thing about the blogs, oh Bird of the Skies...

and, as you already kNOW the rest of the story, all I need say is:

"I left my harp....
In Sam Clam's Disco..."


June 21, 2011 10:08 PM  
Blogger chickory said...

welcome home. we shall go on as if you never left.

June 23, 2011 5:53 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

So I moseyed on back to find to my delight that you were still writing--and by gosh you always have something to say that is worth reading and even rereading for more meaning and enjoyment. Keep bringing it on!

July 02, 2011 12:13 AM  

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