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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.


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Friday, 27 April 2012

Why write a blog.

why I blog

That is the question indeed.

I began writing blogs back in 2005 and yes blogging was a new experience for me and I am grateful for it, because of my blogs I have met some wonderful people. I began blogging when we had our other boat "Misty Lady". In many respects I wrote the blog as it ment I kept a diary of our trips and the start of the building of Hadar. A new blog was started for Hadar on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2005 and followed her build, launch and it continues today with her travels. But why should I want to write a blog of my own, and I have asked myself this question a few times, because at the end of the day it takes up my time to sit and write down my daily doings.

Blogging is not an easy decision, mainly because once you start you feel you must keep it up. For me it is like keeping a paper diary, but in this case it is not secret, it is open for all the world to see.  Some days I must admit I do wonder what on earth I am going to write about, because I would hate to bore anyone, as I am concuss that there are people out there following my every word. I also realise that there are people out there, who are scrutinize my every word, sentence, full stops etc, etc, but to me it is not about how I write, it is what I write about that counts. At the end of the day, if someone does not like the way I write, they need not come back again, although I hope they always do.

People will know that by reading my blog they are having to listen to my arguments and sometimes my drivel, probably more often drivel, because I am not very good at arguments. I try not to get politically involved in any of the heavy stuff, mainly because most of it is way over my head, and that would really turn people away I am sure. I have a lot of opinions, many of which I chose to keep to myself and many I just think will bore people if I wrote about them, not only that I refuse to sound like a "Grumpy Old Woman". By the way I am reading their book at the moment and I have not stopped giggling, because I agree with 99% of what they wrote about, which is scary.

I realised that by Blogging, I have become a bit like public speaker, so I have really put myself out there and expect that some may not like my type of writing, but that is fine, because we cannot all like the same thing, if we did it would be very boring.

When I sat down and committed  to this blog, I like others blogging for the first time had no following and never expected any, because this was just about me writing down my life afloat. But now I know I have followers, I do try and make an effort to make my posts sound interesting and to give an insight into my life. Blogging can be very addictive, but hey there are worse things to be addicted, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex in public places, catnip (Marmite is addicted to the latter).

So to all my dear readers, please bear with me if a particular subject doesn’t interest you. I will try to make you feel with me. Either pro or against. At times you might shrug and go away…that’s fine too. There is always tomorrow. Thank you for reading today's offering.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Jo,
    As newcomers to the narrowboating scene and blogging lark we find your blogs extremely interesting no matter what you write. Its always informative and shows Chris and I places we knew nothing about but now wish to visit when we are eventually cruising.

    At the end of the day this is your blog to write wharever you want to. People will always have opions no matter what and thats fine. You both have an enviable life and one to be proud of so why not write about it, no matter how dull or exciting.

    Warmest regards,
    Chris and Steve

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  2. Jo we look forward to your blog it gave us hope when we were looking for a boat and the chance to meet you both when you were close to us. Now we have our own boat we still enjoy your blog and you give us ideas about where to cruise when we can set off. phil and sally

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  3. Well said Jo, Blogging is still, as you say, mainly for our own benefit but I, for one, relish having comments appear on my ramblings. Shows that at least some people are reading the drivel I write about!
    Keep up with the good work. I always look forward to reading about your day.

    Love to you both. Xxxx

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  4. Elizabeth Cockburn28 April 2012 at 08:40

    Please keep it up Jo - I always love to see the photos and hear about the history of the places you visit, especial at the moment as you are in our 'stamping ground'.

    Ken and Elizabeth
    The Lady Ysabell

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  5. Thank you for your comments, it gladdens the heart to know that people do read and enjoy the drivel I write most days ;0).

    Steve I hope that when you and Chris cruise to the places we have seen you will have as much enjoyment.

    Phil, I am so pleased that all is going well with you and the boat and look forward to seeing you again sometime.

    Irene. Thank you. I too love having comments because you then know what people think, not that I write a blog to show off, but you know what I mean. I love my lifestyle and want to share it with as many people as possible to show the canals warts and all. I also love popping into your blog on a daily basis, you and I write in a similar way, so I always have a giggle. Thank you xx

    Hi Elizabeth. Thank you for your lovely comment and I am glad you enjoy reading my blog and seeing my photos. xx

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  6. Hi Jo, I've been following your blog since we had the pleasure of meeting you in Stoke Bruerne 2 years ago. I love reading about where you are and thinking "We've been there"! I find myself transported to the world of my dreams when I read about the gammon slowly cooking on the back stove. Thank you for letting us share your world

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