200.... who can believe it?

When I started this blog back in October 2005, I had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I have. Marianne had posted a link to her blog on our writing group over at WVU so I thought I would check it out. My first post was embarrassingly short... and I posted four times that same day. I didn't know how to edit my post... so instead of adding to the current post, I just made a new one. Ocassionally that still happens, but mostly when I'm using "Hello from Picasa" to post webpage captures. I still haven't learned to do that well, despite all of Bonnie's best efforts. But, I'm glad to know there are still things I can learn about this medium of communication.

As a writer, I'm pleased for any method I can use to communicate with others... and, as with a lot of writers, I find it easier to convey my thoughts in the written word. Put me up in front of a group to speak and the linkage between my brain and my mouth is not very sturdy. When I'm writing, however, sometimes it seems I don't know what I'm going to say until the words appear on the screen in front of me. Surprises myself a lot of times. It's like there's a direct link from my brain to my fingers and it bypasses my mental processes (some of you might say that's obvious!) :-)

I just wanted to take this time to tell all of you how much I appreciate you. If you write something and nobody reads it, how much have you really accomplished? You have written for your own benefit (and a lot of times that's all you need to do), but you've not communicated. One reason I work at my writing is so I can communicate more effectively and let my readers have a more enjoyable experience. Marianne has pointed out several areas in The God-given Husband where it's confusing to the reader. Now... I understood exactly what was going on there. The reader should be able to read my mind, right??? I'm thankful for readers and editors who will let me know where my "mind thoughts" aren't as clear to the reader as they should be.

I didn't mean to ramble so much... see what happens when you give a writer a place to write??? It's dangerous. I'm starting to keep track of my blog writing and am counting that toward the daily total words I write ;-)

I'll check the comments tomorrow when I post again and randomly choose one of you wonderful people to receive a book. I wish I could give everyone one, but until I'm a rich and famous writer... well, it will just have to wait. I might do this more often, though... I'm excited about the chance to give away something :-) And, so it will be more fair, there are at least twenty-four hours you have to post (maybe more, depending on how soon I post tomorrow... we have a huge job to do, so I might not post til tomorrow afternoon. We'll see.) I know, I know... the suspense will just kill everyone. :-)

Woo-hoo! For my two hundredth post I've discovered I'm

Your results:
You are Supergirl

Wonder Woman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man
Lean, muscular and feminine.
Honest and a defender of the innocent.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

As if! Lean???? Ha. Somebody hasn't been looking at my scale recently, now have they???


Marianne Arkins said…
I am Spider-Man - intelligent, witty, a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

That fits, I suppose. Is it egotistical to agree when someone calls you intelligent and witty?

Maybe I should just avert my gaze and whisper, "Thank you."

Jane said…
Congratulations on your 200th post. This blogging stuff is addictive isn't it???
Thanks for stopping by my T13. I may can visit you more if I would quit piddlin' around, I reckon!!!
Tori Lennox said…
Congrats on hitting post 200!!!

I got Spider-Man, too. Though I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I think Marianne and I determined awhile back that we were long lost twins. *g*
Claire said…
Congratulations on your 200th post!! I agree with a lot you've said about blogging. Releasing what you need to say is one thing but to get responses starts true communication and nothing can beat that!

Good luck with the next 200 posts!
Anonymous said…
congrats on 200!
i'm wonder woman

You are a beautiful princess
with great strength of character

well, if they say so, i guess it's true.
Tracie said…
Just stopped by from Merles blog link.....
Hi from the UK
by the way l turned out to be 'the Hulk'; comical, if you could see me!
from Tracie
Merle said…
Hi Judy ~~ I was Spiderman also.
Congratulations on your 200th post.
Well done, we do get addicted !!
I am so sorry you could not read my last post. Maybe if you go to Word and
change the font from Whingdings to
any other font, that will work. I hope that it doesn't happen again.
Take care, Love, Merle.
sexy mom said…

200! wow, that's impressive! i am only into my 10th post. i not only enjoy every moment in writing, a also enjoy reading others' blogs. cheers
Rebekah said…
Woot! Congrats on 200. :)
Uisce said…
Well congratulations to you! I just noticed that there's a contest going on, and I just know my number's going to come up. And when it does, will you do me a favor and pick someone else's? But be sure to tell me that I would have been a winner! I do thrive on such hollow reinforcement! :)

p.s. I'm starting something new -- when I see someone like yourself who has resisted the new version of blogger, I'm going to add you to a special hall of fame. Blogger is killing the 'net with this new version and you're doing your part NOT to help them. Cheers!
Kentucky Gal said…
I used to write and only my daughter read...then I learned to blog surf and met so many others!!
Congrats and keep on blogging gal!!
Ballpoint Wren said…
Heh! I missed the contest!

Congrats on the 200th. Good for you!