Wonders never cease.
I treat athingirl.com like a job, never thinking of not keeping her afloat no matter what. If I have to work early, I get up earlier so she shows her funny face.
Even at my worst moment, if I have to crawl, I post. Blogging taught me a lot about myself. I’m dedicated and constant easily making a deadline, and most important…
LOVE TO WRITE.
Someone once said I was wasting my time writing for free. But for me, writing anything is an annuity building muscle for whatever you’ll pen in the future. It’s like doing laps in a pool or practicing your putting. You’ll get better at anything doing it every day.
I’m grateful to Amy who I argued with, but gratefully finally said yes to. “We can take it down if you don’t like it…but for now you’ll have a place to write if you need it.”
And did I need it.
When you’re separated from your art for whatever reason, all is not well in one’s world.
This was my very first blog post.
WordPress, along with Amy, I salute you today.
I’m one of those quirky New Yorkers who has no friends. I’ve had them from time to time, but at the moment I get death threats hurled through my window for not returning a call or an article of clothing, but then along came Amy.
Amy is beautiful, bright, funny and extremely generous. Who knew? She encouraged me to start blogging, no easy feat since the mere thought sent me to The King Cole Bar in a gypsy cab. I’m so private I make Greta Garbo look like Lady Ga Ga, so this is a helluva big deal for me.
One day Amy cheerfully suggested, “Rather than turning the gas on Susannah, why not blog your blues away?” Hmm, I thought, lowering the oven to 350 baking a chicken instead.
She did all the work, encouraged me when the site rejected my AmEx card for reasons still unknown convinced it was a guy I blew off…but what I realized after she had to be hospitalized for extreme cyber exhaustion, I do have a friend.