May 28, 2016

An Open Letter on Surprises

You always surprise me. One day I will post an article with no notice from you whatsoever. On another, I can't turn my back before you are all over. It is one of the great things about blogging.

I suppose that all of us that write about what interests us without any respect for genre or subject know that inconsistency is going to happen. What catches my attention may simply bore everyone else.

The article I wrote about a personal experience with shunning that reflected the life an elderly person has, evidently hit a hot button. Remaining effective and needed becomes increasingly hard as we age. For me, the story is not nearly over and you will hear a lot more about that subject.

My Garden Continues to Grow...in
real life and symbolically!
On an election year we are all a little on edge. This year the "edge-o-meter" is off the charts. Republicans and Democrats have become so accustomed to voting for their party that they cannot even imagine doing anything else. No one that I know is all that fired up about Trump but why do I feel that those people will vote for him anyway just because they are stuck. We will see. The comments on that post were extremely interesting. Thank you all for chiming in...we need to begin listening to each other.

You didn't even blink when I posted about my grandsons school open house. Back in the day, I did not get any traffic unless it was from grandparents. They were the only people that were older and blogged back then. AND they were all women. Not any more. I like that a lot.

The ebb and flow of life is reflected in these posts. Keep on doing what you have always done. Keep right on surprising me please. And have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Barbara

12 comments:

  1. The blog post on shunning (yes, I read it) hit close to home for me. I've seen my mother in law, who is 88, shut out of conversations at family gatherings. It isn't done on purpose. But it happens - a lot. It happens, and I've been guilty of it, too. Why? Won't I be old one day? (I'm already in my 60's). Shouldn't I, and others close to my age at these gatherings, know better? It certainly raised my consciousness. Tomorrow is another gathering. @RamblinGarden https://www.facebook.com/RamblinWithAm/

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    1. Thank you for noticing. I know your mother-in-law will love being included. She is probably like and does not like to have to shout to get anyone's attention.

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  2. I always read your posts but I don't always comment. When I cannot think of anything to say, I give up, usually. Sometimes I will write a lame comment or something that means nothing other than "I was here." Just know that I (and probably many others) are out here, peering in. :-)

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    1. I can feel you out there DJan. Thank you for your support.

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  3. I have met you so your posts are of special interest to me. I always read but don't always comment.

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    1. But when you do, you really have something to say. Thank you for that Linda.

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  4. Like you, I am interested in which of my posts get the most comments. I can not predict which ones will strike the most interest.

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    1. I am always surprised at what my readers find interesting or have an opinion on. I don't write to hit people's "hot button" because I don't know where that is located. :)

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  5. I can never figure out which post will garner the most interest. I've given up trying.

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    1. Jennifer, If you are like me, you don't write for the comments. I can't even remember how many years I wrote blog posts that no one commented on. It wasn't even important. I wrote because I was working things out in my own mind and the writing helped.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  6. It is such a thrill when a post 'hits it big'! As one of those 'what ever hits me' bloggers, I completely understand the wonder at what catches fire and what doesn't. I think the important thing is to just keep doing it the way you enjoy writing. It makes your blog more accessible and interesting and less 'the top ten things you need or don't need to do'. It drives me crazy and feels like the lazy way out when writers do list after list, especially when they are telling us how to live our lives. Come on. We raised our kids to not be followers, why would I not take my own advice!
    Keep being your own drummer!! And keep up the good work with that garden! It is beautiful!

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    1. You know what Laura, I think I will. Thank you for telling me to do what I want to do. Have a wonderful day.

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