Blogging 101: The Tenacious, Courageous Writer

WordPress has a great program called Blogging 101. Even though I’ve been blogging there is so much I can learn. I’m terribly behind. I’m having issues with some of the technical things.

Usually, I write in the morning and my cat MeMe has been very time consuming with go out, come in, feed me, not that that!, where are my special cookies?, let me out, let me in.


So every time I sit and collect my thoughts she is having another crisis. Half of this issue will be over in a month of so when we can open the windows again and turn off the air conditioning. I can’t wait.

Barney, my almost 18 year golden retriever, is very dependable. We have a schedule and we stick to it and I know what I have to do to get him settled in. Go out in the morning, eat and hang out on the couch.


About an hour later it’s time to poop. I get ready for work. He makes himself comfy on the couch. When I leave the both them sleep on the bed. Sometimes I come home and he is on floor because MeMe has commandeered the bed. Why? Because every cat needs a king sized bed.


Yesterday our assignment was to go to one of classmates blogs read and comment.

This blog I really resonated with was this one.

She wrote:

“This is where courage comes in.  Whether we are blogging or working on a novel, we have to release our words, our thoughts, and ideas to the world.  We are literally exposing our inner-selves.  That is scary.  There’s no invisible shield to protect us from the scrutiny of our readers.   Unfortunately, some of those readers aren’t going to like what we have to say – and that’s okay. What’s important is our reaction.  We must refuse to be intimidated.  We must be tenacious.  Writing is our art. It is the way we express ourselves.  It is as important as the air we breathe.”

When I started to make film people would say something like “What gives you the right to do that?” An odd question. Sometimes I get the same question about my blog. Most of my friends know it’s important to me to educate people. Some will like. Some will not. Once I hit publish I’ve said my piece. It’s gone out to the universe. It’s finished. I’ve said what I needed to say and I can move on.

Thank you DS Mcknight for inspiring me.

blogging 101

blogging 101