Blogging 201 – Day One- Monday, July 20, 2015- Subject: Why Do I Blog and List 3 Goals

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Blogging 201:
Back to school.
I can do this.

That photo will have to do until I can find something else. I still don’t know how to make my own photos except on imikimi….and then not well.

WHY DO I BLOG?

That is a great question for a first assignment.
WHY?

I wrote a little about that in the About Me Section…I think….I know I have it somewhere.
I love to write. I always have, Once upon a time I was really good at it.
Long story short on that subject:
Years of debilitating migraines and other health problems have done a number on my brain.
I lost much of my ability to put words to paper as I see them in my head.
I still dream of being a writer and having my poems and writings published.
Once I was…..Very small time papers and magazines.

I started writing on Facebook 6 years ago. I had not been on the internet except emails  and a few other things for 3 years. We didn’t get it where we were living.

Our First Roundup at the Lake Kissimmee State Park. Working and playing. 2007 Danny is right behind me. 

When I started on FB, it was 3 years after my only child died.
I had been working those 3 years volunteering at the state park where we live.
Danny is a park ranger there.

Working on a Prescribed Burn on Rolling Meadows Ranch- right in back of where we live now.
Grand Opening Of Our Kayak Launch and Dock – A huge year and a half project Danny was given. Only 4 people at the park knew about it for the first year…Danny and I. Our manager and assistant manager. Hush Hush
It was a labor of love for Danny and I.

I worked /we worked almost non-stop. I worked because I couldn’t stop. If I did, I’d have to face the fact that Bobby had died. So I worked. Doing everything I could for everyone. Helping. I WORKED HARD. PHYSICALLY.

Bobby at 23 . He was just shy of turning 25 when he died.

When I started on FB I had one account. No Pages.
Once I started writing there I couldn’t stop.
I found Compassionate Friends….
I found other Angel Mom’s And Dad’s.
I became an Angel Mom.
For the next 5 years…….that consumed me.
I had a reason to get up and help others.
I still was volunteering at the park.
I will always volunteer there as much as I can when I can.
I now have multiple Facebook accounts and pages and groups.
Debbie- Sarah Kasch
Sarah Kasch
Are my 2 Angel Mom accounts.
Not everyone is an angel mom or dad or grandparent of one. My high school friends and family are on Debbie Sarah…
I am rambling.
ANYWAY:
There finally came a time that I needed a break from all the grieving and listening to others grieve…I couldn’t help everyone….
I couldn’t keep up. There were always new stories. More deaths.
Gloom and doom.
So I started Sarah’s Attic of Treasures and wow it took off. I now have over 10, 00 followers there. Most from before this last year.
I opened another account Sarah Sue…..the one here and started using Sarah’s Attic from there.
It is public whereas the other 2 aren’t.
I  just love to share what I like.

A few months ago I felt I needed more.
A year or so ago , I actually started a blog on WordPress but never did anything with it. I started this one in April and here I am.

SO WHY DO I BLOG?

I blog because I have to.
Depression HAD set in…….
Summer is hard for me living as we do in FLORIDA.
Did you know it was HOT and Humid here?
Most of the year.

I blog because it keeps me sane.
I blog FOR ME.
That is my Number one reason.
Reason 2.
I need to. I already mentioned why.
Reason 3.
I have isolated myself here at home….Health reasons and personal ones.
I needed to get out of the rut I am in.
I needed to meet new people. Make friends.
Reason 4
This is one of the most important for me.
I want to make people smile a little more than they do.
I want to share what I like or think they might like.
I want to make others happy , even if it is only for a moment.
Reason 5
I want to  learn.
Reason 6
I want to Grow. Not just the blog but me. I want to GROW. To be a better person.
I want to live again.

I wrote a BOOK and haven’t even gotten to my 3 goals yet.
GOALS      GOALS     GOALS     GOALS    GOALS     GOALS      GOALS     GOALS

I have so many.

Number ONE:

To set MONTHLY GOALS and actually get them done.

I wanted to make several lists of things I needed to do for the month. I started one then I can’t find where I saved it to.
I published part of one and never got back to adding to it.
I am working these goals …..some of them…here at home….

Number TWO:

TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON PROJECTS HERE AND AT HOME.

I actually included this as part of my first goal.
I am really BAD At this.
I mean well. I just get busy or bogged down.

Number THREE:

TO BETTER ORGANIZE , PRIORITIZE,  DECLUTTER  AND REFINE WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO AND THEN DO IT 
MY LIFE,
MY BLOG,
MY FILES
MY HOME
WORK
PERSONAL

Number FOUR

TO BE A BETTER BLOGGER
To visit more blogs and write BETTER comments. Not just hitting like and not saying anything all the time.
I know I can respond to every blog I get. So I will continue to like them.
MY GOAL IS TO REALLY INTERACT WITH OTHER BLOGGERS .
To be there for them.
To work on my writing skills……That is ongoing.
WORK ON PROOFREADING BEFORE I CLICK SEND/ PUBLISH. 

Number 5

To GET BACK TO DOING MY WEEKLY OR AT LEAST ALMOST WEEKLY POST ON OUR NECK OF THE WOODS.

EVEN WHEN I AM SICK AND LAID UP.

Number 6

I want to learn how to do BLOG HOPS AND ADD ONE A WEEK TO MINE. IF NOT EVERY WEEK THE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH.

NUMBER 7
WORK ON MY BLOG/PAGES
OUR NECK OF THE WOODS AND
SARAH’S LIFE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
BOTH ARE PAGES ON SARAH SUE /FACEBOOK.

I MAY ALSO START ONE ON GRIEVING . I HAVE A PAGE ON FACEBOOK AS WELL.

That’s it for now…..I can’t seem to stop.

Once I get started I want to do everything right now.
I will tweak and re-tweak this many times.

I can do this: YES I CAN.
MY NEW MOTTO.

Love Sarah