I really don’t have a topic to write about today so I thought I would just take the time to say “Thank You” to some people.
First of all, I can’t believe that I have been posting on TWT for a year now. I never thought I would be doing something like this. This would not have happened without my friend Cindy Minnich urging me to try. Cindy is the one who helped me set up a Word Press account at the end of June last year. I knew what blogging was, but never got involved.
Cindy had be after me for a while to get an account so last year I finally gave in and opened one. Thank you, Cindy. She is also the one who told me to check out Two Writing Teachers, especially the Tuesday Slice of Life. She told me I didn’t need to post immediately but could just hang out and read what was happening.
All of July I kind of stalked the site reading Tuesday slices and getting to know people by what they wrote. I still didn’t take the plunge of writing and publishing that first post.
Finally, in the beginning of August I decided to try posting. I admit that I was nervous. What would I write about? Would anyone bother to read it? Who would care what I have to say. Why am I posting on a site for educators when I was retired and had no more contact with the profession.
When I had the piece written I hit the publish key before I could change my mind and chicken out. Of course, not knowing what I was doing I didn’t publish the link. So, my next “Thank You” goes to Stacey for pointing out that I didn’t include the link and then posting it for me.
Now, would anyone read what I wrote and comment on it? Yes. I was overwhelmed by the welcomes and encouragement I received from this great community. So my next “Thank You” goes to all of you who have read my posts, commented on them, and given me encouragement to continue posting, especially during the March challenge when I didn’t think I could come up with a topic for 31 straight days. I admit that some posts were better than others. Some made me think why did I ever write that? Hey, isn’t that what writing is all about anyway? I feel lucky to be part of such a sharing and caring community.
Lastly, how can I not thank the hosts at TWT (Stacey, Tara, Anna, Beth, Betsy,Dana) for hosting this site.
Thank you all for accepting me into this wonderful community of writers and educators. I know that I will continue to post on Tuesdays even though I never know what I will write about until I sit down and start to compose.