I’m a writer. No, really — I’m a writer. Sometimes I question my abilities to write, but recall that I’ve written some pretty good stuff over the years, but I never had the moxie to publish anything. Well, that’s a lie. I was published in a poetry magazine…ok, not a real magazine. OK, not really a magazine at all. It is a free publication featuring a bunch of Literature teachers’ attempts at emulating Keats, Shelley, Williams Carlos Williams, or Frost during a workshop. I was pregnant with my first child at the time and alluded to having gas in my poem…but nonetheless, I was published.
So, writing. As my subject heading suggests, this is my first writing assignment, not from any master teacher or professor, but an assignment from yours truly — me. I decided, in light of all things considered in my life at this time, at this moment, that I needed to assign a productive activity for myself. Sure, I have all my degrees and just finished another graduate course at the tune of $99 for one credit, but this is different. This is different because this is a new beginning for me. A new career, perhaps, that I can really enjoy and share with the world. Sounds a little over-stepping, but, it could happen. Just like I could, one day, be Queen of the World…. Alright. Wishful and unattainable dreams. But my ADHD makes me digress…. “Blame on it my ADD, baby!” This I do often. And I love ellipses. Ellipses are the greatest grammatical invention EVER! I should know because I am the self-proclaimed Grammar Goddess (never liked the “nazi” label – goddess is so much more sexy, don’t you think?).
What is the purpose of blogging, anyway? I could write that the purpose is to inform, entertain, share, express, waste time…. But the truth of the matter is that there really isn’t any set purpose of blogging. Twenty years ago, the term, “blog,” didn’t even exist. So, am I a blogger now that I wrote this blog? Maybe. Will I get paid for this blog? Not a cent. Will I make a career out of blogging? I hope so. Give me your feedback in the comments section. Tell me about what you’d like to read and what interests you. I’m open to all suggestions, opinions, and criticism. No holding back.
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January 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Nice start, Maria. Any writer who’s a fan of those three little dots is okay in my book…
January 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm
Thanks, Don, for your time and comment. My goal is to post once/week. We’ll see where this goes. You’re the best, my friend! ❤
January 31, 2014 at 9:57 pm
Ellipsis… Gotta love ’em!
January 27, 2014 at 12:53 am
Good start. Wondering what direction you’re going to take this. Looking forward to reading the next installation.
January 27, 2014 at 5:22 am
Thanks, Steph. I appreciate the feedback. What would you like to read about?
January 28, 2014 at 2:46 am
I really like the start of this.you show us (the readers) on how you began writing and understanding the basics of literature. If you plan to make another entry you should mention the things you have taught me and your students or what you have known about literature and its teachings . ♡
January 28, 2014 at 3:03 am
Thanks, Gianna! I appreciate your suggestion and will incorporate it in my future blogs. I’ll be blogging once/week. Let’s see what comes of this. xoxo
January 28, 2014 at 2:50 am
Im so happy for you!! Your a strong independent woman , and what would normally knock other people off their feet only makes you stronger!! 😀 keep being a great and wonderful person! I love your blog btw!! Im looking forward to reading more from you!!!
January 28, 2014 at 3:02 am
Thank you, Brit! It means a lot to me coming from those I have taught. Thank you for the encouragement, too! Love you!
January 29, 2014 at 6:46 am
I checked out your blog like I said I would. Nice. Interesting. The conversation we had yesterday (1/27/14) was very inspirational. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to reading more.
January 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm
Thank you, Jean! I love it when folks keep their word. Thanks, too, for the feedback! 😉
January 31, 2014 at 4:36 am
Love where this is going… Might steal the idea for my travels… Would love to hear about what inspired you to become a teacher… Is that initial passion still there after so many years? If so, how do you keep that fire lit?
January 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm
Thanks for the feedback, Albert. I love your idea of what inspired me to become a teacher and such. I will definitely put that on the list of topics (I actually wrote my personal statement about that for acceptance to UCLA!). Thank you, mi’jo, fellow Bruin! 😉