*It was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. Writing something every day that would be interesting to readers was difficult, because I do not blog regularly.
*The "theme" thing. I did not do this, instead I wrote a different piece every day, but if you wanted to know something about me, read my A-Z blogs. I have an grandson who has autism, am first generation Russian, have written book in a lions's voice, etc.
*The "ageism" thing. I am aware and self-conscious about my age and time in life and hesitated to say that I had grandchildren, as it would turn off some who would follow my blog.
*I like the idea of being able to dip into other interests and themes and there were many: astronomy; YA Fiction; Swedish; French; short-wave radio; movies; poetry; and more. I found that I am interested in other bloggers and finding out more about them. I do have one favorite among all my favorite, The Clay Baboons. How she manages to write and then illustrate her stories with those figures is her secret, and I want to see what she creates every day.
*My goal is to become more adept at the manipulation of the technical aspects of blogging, illustrations, etc., I know there is more to learn, and being part of this writing challenge introduced me to a new world, the blogging world. Thank you!
*Please don't emphasize the "popularity" aspect of the blogs. I am thrilled with 76 followers and hope I can maintain contact with many of them. I don't want to feel that my contribution is any less because I don't have hundreds of followers. I appreciate everyone who commented on my blogs and who became followers.
*Favorite part: meeting with all those bloggers--it was like a big party: "So, what do you do?" Or to quote Cole Porter:
" Have you heard? It's in the stars,
Next July we collide with Mars!
Well, did you evah?
What a swell party this is!
What a swellagent, elegant blogging party this was!"
*Blogging is a reflection of who we are and I am grateful to the editors for the effort and time they gave so that we could be part of this "Moveable Feast."
Attribution: Photo from: "Vanity Fair" May 2012, Ad for Ritz Carleton