Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thank You to My Readers
As readers, you have all been so supportive. My goal isn't to rant and rave (there's enough of that already on the Interwebs) nor is it to present an always rose-colored vision (there's enough sweetness on the Interwebs as well). I wanted a place to connect with other people involved in animal rescue, a place where I can post a cute picture (like the one above), a funny video, or a snarky aside.
You, my faithful readers, have followed my adventures as a Shelter volunteer, the exploits of my foster dogs, my Vet adventures with my own two dogs, and have taken things in stride when I have a cuteness attack or a need to gripe. I have added a number of intriguing blogs to my sidebar list, and have begun clicking the "follow" button on other peoples' blogs so they know I'm reading. My lurking days are fading. I know how much your comments mean to me, so I've increased my effort to leave a note on the blogs I read.
My other blog, "El Rancho Not So Grande," is an artsy blog. I love making art, collecting junk, and learning new craft techniques, but the artsty blog world is where I don't feel as confident. Many of the artsy blogs are so beautiful, elaborate, and so filled with exquisite photography and shots of stunning abodes that I feel like my eclectic interests are too scattershot. Still, I have some followers and receive a few comments.
I have been a writer all my life--I have written three complete novels (all submitted through an agent, but with rejections), countless poems, and I've worked as a managing editor (transportation journals) and free-lancer for 20 years. When I started writing, we didn't have computers--just the typewriter--and the Internet was a pipe dream. I got my first computer in 1985 and went on-line (dial-up) in 1998. I wish I'd had the Interwebs with its blogs and social networking when I was a young novelist.
"We Don't Rent Puppies" has allowed me to develop a different sort of voice than I used in my novels and professional writings. I've been timid, but I'm getting bolder. And I owe it to my readers, especially to the very regular readers who leave me comments. Thank you all!
If you're dropping by and reading me for the first time, please look at some of my previous posts. Leave a comment so I can visit you. I also invite you to sign up as a follower. And remember, we still don't rent puppies. Adopt a Shelter pet and gain a friend for life!
Artwork courtesy of Flickr; based on a scan of a vintage children's greeting card.