wo questions for this month. What is the best blog you ever read? Why? What is the best blog you ever wrote? Why?
It took me a bit to find the blog I thought I remembered. It was posted on the old WARA blog by Rox Delaney December 28, 2012. It’s Almost Time . . . (http://warawriters.blogspot.com/2012/12/its-almost-time.html) What made it the best blog for me? It started with something with which we can all commiserate. It had a light touch and evoked a few chuckles. Then it got down to business by listing points for setting and reaching goals. Rox went into depth on the points. The explanations were concise and motivating. It ended with uplifting words and a quote: “Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey It wasn’t until I read the quote that I realized how much Oprah’s words apply to us and the blog. It may not be the end of a year but it is another beginning.
Now for the harder part--my best blog. “Why did I ever come up with this topic?” I ask myself as I bang my head against the keyboard. I have trouble at times believing anything I write is good. Choosing a “best?” I scanned through several of the blogs I’ve posted over the years and decided on one from April 6, 2012 Inspire? Entertain? Humor? All and More! (http://warawriters.blogspot.com/2012/04/inspire-entertain-humor-all-and-more.html)
Why best? It shows my passion --my appreciation for the lives of real men and women from the Napoleonic Wars. They are my inspiration and often the driving force behind my writing. This blog shows a “me” I usually keep hidden. No one really wants to hear historic information not matter how excited I might be about it.
I was surprise when I reread what I had written and saw both blogs came from 2012. That is totally accidental as I cruised through all the years. (In 2012 we had 88 blogs posted down from our all-time high of 132 in 2009.) But back to “best.” Best is authentic, real. I can’t wait to read about the blogs you chose as best and those you picked as your best!
“Cheers to . . . another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey