Yes, it's me with my father, once upon a time....
I have a very dear blogland friend, she loves beautiful things and she loves to write.
Today on her blog she is talking about her quest for knowledge of her ancestors and has found out so much. Much more than I have. She has written of them, stories about their lives which I have found fascinating. She thinks her readers have dropped away since she changed tack, so to speak.
And she has wondered whether to change what she is writing about on her blog.
She also suggested we all write down our earliest memories. Somewhere in the future there may be someone wanting to know about our early lives, what we did, the clothes we wore, how much we earned etc. etc. Quite a few years ago I did just that, for my son and daughter.
I started with my earliest memories, of my homes, my parents, and grandparents.
I wrote in longhand before typing it up, long before I thought about computers! As I wrote, more and more memories came up so I had to juggle the time lines. I included cuttings, and photos, told of my schools and teachers and in Sally's I made a pocket to hold the gloves I wore when I married her father. I still had the bill for the material I bought to make my wedding dress.
I finished about the time they could remember things that happened for themselves.
I had two copies made and I kept the original. I think they learned things about me they may not have known before. Things that had happened with the full versions, I kept nothing back. I remembered things I would sooner forget. But once it was out it was a great release for me at the time.
Perhaps this is an idea for you. Start to write notes now.......
I'm telling you all this, if you've read this far, of my thoughts on writing a blog. Patti is following her heart and even if she loses followers, what of it! She is true to herself.
I often think I don't have as many comments or readers as some do. My blog is mostly about my pictures that I love to make and when all is said and done, I make them for me. My life is not about numbers, though I am so pleased if someone likes what I do.
if you'd like to read what Patti has been writing, go HERE
What are your thoughts on blogging?