IWSG February 3, 2021: Blogging and friends

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.   

The awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG are:
Louise – Fundy Blue, Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!
QUESTION: Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?
MY ANSWER: I started blogging when we set sail from San Diego, California to Mexico on La Vita, our 33 foot sailboat. Boy, did I have a story to tell. I’ve been blogging and sharing our real life stories ever since. Over the years I’ve shared our adventures with friends and family around the world. Twelve years later, and we are still in touch.

20 thoughts on “IWSG February 3, 2021: Blogging and friends

    1. Thanks Jennifer,
      Living full time on our sailboat in Mexico has been an gift and adventure of a lifetime. I’m especially grateful for the experience of living in a foreign country.
      Thank you for co-hosting and taking time to comment.

    1. Hi Anna,
      Your comment struck a nerve: after we sell La Vita, will my life be so boring there will be noting to blog about?

      I have learned that when I look at the details of life, there are enticing tidbits. Here’s an example, growing up in Southern California, I thought a chicken breast was the size sold packaged in the meat department. First time I went to a Mexican meat market I saw full size chicken breast.

      So, when I read a recipe calling for a chicken breast, I ask myself is this the American half chicken breast or a real chicken breast?

  1. Hi,
    You have a story to tell, and I look forward to reading it. I don’t know how many books you have within you, but at least your first one is waiting to be born.
    Shalom aleichem,

    1. Hi Pat,
      I don’t know if folks are being kind, but others have asked when I’m going to tell my story.
      Most of my writing time is dedicated to filing insurance claims. Once the claims are under control, I’ll be writing regularly.
      Thanks to IWSG and La Cruz Writers Group, I’m keeping my hand in the game. Writing on a regular basis is a whole new ball game.
      Thanks for your encouragement. You’re words sparkle. I always look forward to reading them. Shalom aleichem,

    1. Hi Ellen,
      The cruising community is unique in they are independent and quick to offer a hand or advice. We have a phrase, “Pay it forward.” This means we help without any expectation of reward. We know somewhere down the way, we may need a helping hand.

  2. We can make some truly great connections here that last even if a person stops blogging. Probably because blogging allows us to share intimate details in a way that’s not really possible on other platforms.

    1. Hi Nick,
      You bring up an interesting point (intimate details). I think folks are prepared to read longer posts when visiting a blog (compared to text messages via WhatsApp for example). I think the details round out the personality and life experience.
      Thank you for visiting!

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