I liked a blog post today! It was in WordPress’ own blog, the Daily Post, and about a subject I’ve written about myself, several times: Where to draw the line about how personal you want to be in the blogging.
For some time, I felt a little pensive about that — there were times I thought I was being too personal [and I was right], those posts are still up, I never remove anything. These days, I feel like I’ve found a nice balance and there are other forums if one wants a more cathartic blog. I believe in sharing some parts of myself and it’s also inevitable when writing like I do … about my past and present life. A few blogs I read, and have read for years, are totally free of the personal part … and to me that makes for a kind of weird experience — like a face devoid of features, somehow. I don’t need a photo, most of the bloggers in my little circle, I’d made up a ‘mental image’ of, just by reading them.
Now … this WordPress blog that I read today, was very informative with lots of tips and tricks — also, the comments were very interesting!
After reading that, I went ahead and made a Facebook page for ColderWeather! I don’t have any goal for this blog — don’t feel the constant urge to drive traffic to it — this is just a nice little ‘hobby’ that I have, but still … the Facebook page-concept sounded interesting. I don’t think my real name will show there [I don’t have my full name in Facebook anyway], and that’s a good thing. A few years ago, I had my blog connected to Facebook in a way that my blog posts appeared in my timeline, but I didn’t like that at all. If people read the full post at all, they still went back to Facebook to comment. Most of them only read the excerpt or looked at the picture. I’ll find out more about how it works now, as I go.
On a totally different note, the full moon was amazing this morning when I got up! It was still very dark, at 7AM, and it was on its way down. It was hanging there, just begging to be photographed, so I dragged out the tripod and the camera, put on a thick coat on top of my nighties and went out on the balcony. It was 18 degrees below freezing, and windy to boot! I’ve taken so many moon shots in my days, but this time … it just wouldn’t work. Perhaps because I hadn’t had coffee?! 🙂 My fingers got totally stiff immediately. It wasn’t funny, and I gave up pretty soon.
Yesterday, in the park, I had much better luck with my photography! This little guy smiled at me, I think!