Yesterday was my first experience here on word-press. For all of those I met and gave me advice: I want to say “Thank You so very much for making me feel welcomed and for your honest and candid advice.” It is appreciated. Initially I had a preconceived idea of how this was going to go, what I’d write on and how I’d make my debut. It took me many moments in order to learn the proverbial ropes of word-press, and I still know only the bare minimal (I must confess). With the help of others and their kindness towards me, I was able to learn. For that I too am grateful. Each of you know who you are.
As I explored, here on word-press I visited a section on ‘tags.” I learned to type in a topic, one of which I thought I’d like writing. I soon became over whelmed by the number of people already publishing on these topics. I grew somewhat despaired and thought occasionally to myself “there’s no room for me and my thoughts here.” I visited individual blogs and made comments. Much to my surprise people started interacting with me and giving me advice. Most told me to write on myself, my beliefs, my experiences and my thoughts. What great advice. For no matter what “no-one had my thoughts, not exactly. No-one had my experiences and certainly no-one could express it like me! I am so grateful for their advice. So, I’ve decided, with their advice, to write on “Me and keeping it Real.” For all of us ‘Reality is a bit different and that’s ok.
I have grown so tired of the social media and the way it all presented itself. Facebook was, and remains, a source of “one’s own esteem”. it’s like “if I can have a lot of friends (knowing them or not) I will appear popular and much desired to, and by, others. What hypocrisy! “Look at the new Tiara I got for Christmas (an exaggerated example)!!!!” What they fail mentioning is that the “stones are as plastic as they are.”
I want to treat this as a “diary.” Cuz you see in a diary I can put all the painful and embarrassing moments on separate pages. And, I don’t have to write about the ‘fake tiara I received for Christmas.” No, I can keep it real in my diary and; if someone happens along and takes a glimpse at one of the pages – that’s okay too. For they will have seen the ‘true life experience of that day.”
Thank you all for making this “my great success.” So, as we all usher in the New Year let us lift our glass and make a salute to “Keeping it Real in 2014.”