Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1 : A Time for Reflection and Questions.

     January first is a great time to sit down and reflect on what has gone on in the past year. Are there changes that need to be made...changes which will bring about improvements or adjustments. For example, volunteer activities, recreation, relationships, friendships, faith, personal growth? So may questions! So many different answers!

     For the purpose of this post I will keep comments to blogging.

     First question: do I continue with the blog? I admit that I have become somewhat obsessed with Hiawatha House! I get a kick out of it. Writing brings satisfaction. Giving and receiving comments stimulates  ideas. When I started blogging I had no idea what comments were and the tremendous value of comments. I was very preoccupied with the mechanics of blogging. I thought there were thousands of people out there who were just waiting to read my blog. It was a steep learning curve.

     Second question: what am I going to do with Hiawatha House this year? Last year I decided that I had to put more effort into my blog. I have written more posts, used more photos and made more use of links. I will continue and increase these strategies. I have to look closely at the topics I post on. I tend to be quite scattered. I write on a wide variety of topics. This year I  will try to deal with a narrower range of topics. Time will tell how I do this and how well it works. I still have lots to work at when it comes to the mechanics of blogging. There are so many opportunities to add variety to the blog. Some old things I will do away with. 
I have found more blogs to follow and will hunt for more good blogs to follow. 

    So at the start of a new year I've expressed  some thoughts as to where I might go and why. The how I'm going to get there still has to be established.

     To all my readers I look forward to more dialog with you. I look forward to your comments that make me a better blogger. I look forward to the surprises in blogging from what comes up for me to write on and from your comments. 

     Here's to a year of good blogging to all bloggers and followers. All the best to you in 2012.


  1. It is a great satisfaction just to put down your thoughts. Happy blogging. cheers!

  2. It's a wonderful community that binds us together in ways that never occurred to any of us a decade ago. I find the blogosphere is a valued place that enriches my life immeasurably. I'm glad you are part of it, Red. :-)

  3. I look forward to reading your blog and enjoy the images you've been posting. I quite like the variety of topics you bring up, after all life is a big adventure filled with infinite flavours and colors.
    Happy New Years to you and your loved ones. hugs!

  4. The beauty of blogging is that it can be exactly what you want it to be. If you post about what's important to you, there will always be people who share those interests who will find you. I like your comfortable story-telling style. As DJan said, it's a wonderful community.