Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Teaching an old dog new tricks...

Last weekend my husband and I, along with some fellow writers from our Lynchburg Writers Group, attended the Virginia Festival of the Book. In one of the seminars on how to promote yourself as a writer, we were encouraged to start blogging. Blogging, thinks I. Me? What does a grandmother, who is fastly careening into sixty-two--the age of social security eligibility--know about blogging? Granted I'm an old hand at emailing and instant messaging, but blogging? I've barely mastered Facebook. And what is Twitter? Isn't that the simpering and giggling old maids do when a handsome fellow compliments them? (See, now I'm showing my age; there are no old maids anymore, just women who chose to remain single. Pardon my lapse into antiquity!)

So, I've researched blogging. What is it? How to do it? How does one set it up? Frankly, in my befuddled mind, giving a manicure to an octotpus would be simpler. Still, here I am, trying, fumbling, learning. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Even if the dog is half blind, too chunky to run and stops for every yard sale.


Dutch Henry said...

Howdy Vonnie,

Have I ever told you I love your writing voice? In case I didn't, I'll do it now…I love your writing voice! I've added your blog to my blogger dashboard and look forward to reading some of your writerly charm, wit, and wisdom!

Gitty Up - Dutch

Grandma Vonnie said...

Thanks, Dutch. You're too kind. My college professor for "Advanced Exposition" once told me I have a "gentle writing style." Calvin calls it "folksy." Thank goodness we all have our own style, a unique writing voice. Think how horrible it would be if every writer wrote in the same style???