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Bloganuary: Blogging Makes Me Strong

After months of feeling weak, it feels good to be on the mend. Contributing to my better health I credit blogging as one thing that makes me strong.

Wickenburg Walk #3 Looking at Doors

  • Blogging gives shut-ins daily contact with the outside world.
  • Bloggers suggest ideas that help. Today I am rinsing my mouth out with peroxide to cure the canker sores that accompanied whatever it is that I have had. Cee Neuner’s idea. It’s working.
  • Looking at photos reminds you of better times as you prepare blog posts.
  • Interviewing bloggers gives you a chance to go deeper with them and their blogs and cements friendships.
  • Interviewing bloggers also brings in friends of friends and occasional people who have visited your blog that helps establish those budding friendships. I didn’t realize it until I sent Toonsarah a book review link in which I had featured Amy of Share and Connect, one of the Lens Artists on my blog.
  • Participating in challenges, stretches your thinking and keeps your mind strong.
  • Blogging helps you solidify your opinions and be flexible to change them as you need to when you read comments.
  • Blogging sends you outside and on trips in search of new photo opportunities.
  • Blogging gives you an opportunity to seek out and apply new skills. These pictures were all straightened, and the colors strengthened using Bridge thanks to lessons from Cee Neuner. Being able to straighten pictures allows me to overcome my astigmatism.

This post is my contribution to Thursday Doors, too.

Do you think I love blogging? You would be right if you do.

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  1. Wickenburg is on my list of places to go “one of these days.” We just got my mom into a small care home so perhaps my life will open up enough to get up to Prescott one of these days. πŸ™‚

    janet

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  2. I love your thoughts about blogging, Marsha. Given the proximity to the next version of Thursday Doors, I’m going to include a link to this post in that group. I wouldn’t want anyone to miss that caboose! I love trains. Thanks for including our challenge.

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    • It’s pretty cool. I was impressed with how much paint was on the bumper and in how bad of shape it was but with all that paint, it looked pretty good. πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m glad you are feeling better. The connections I’ve made over the nine years I’ve been blogging – both virtual and IRL – have gotten me through these last crazy couple of years on much better footing. It’s hard to feel isolated when you connect with so many people all over the world.

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    • Exactly! To think a blogging connection could be so strong that it took me – by myself- to be with a friend for three weeks, and she and her husband to see us for two over a period of about four years. We were just reminiscing about that.

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  4. I love this post Marsha and would not have thought of blogging as a way to be stronger. You are right though. As bloggers, in addition to the reasons you’ve given, I believe it improves our self-confidence, our connections with others. I’m glad you are feeling better. Take care. x

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  5. What a wonderful source of help Cee is. Does the peroxide have to be diluted? Or you’d have a bleached tongue and sparkly white teeth. I love it when someone new comes to my blog and I can follow them home and find out a bit about them. Sounds creepy put that way, but you know what I mean. And sometimes I’ll select a name from the comments and go visiting. It’s surprising how many people we all have in common. It all takes time though. You are a master blogger, Marsha! Mistress doesn’t sound quite right.

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    • LOL, You don’t have to dilute it, and my sores are almost gone in one day! They don’t hurt at all. Cee has given me so many tips about so many topics. We don’t limit our talks to photography.

      I do the same thing with comments. I will even follow comments home from someone else’s blog if they look interesting enough and I have time to do it. I may have found you that way from Carol, the Eternal Traveller’s blog. I’m sure of it, actually. πŸ™‚

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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