Reflections on the Benefits of Blogging
What Blogging Has Meant to Me By Adele Gould   As 2013 draws to a close, I reflect on the past eight months or so, since the inception of this blog, and wonder why I didn't do this years ago. Looking back I can see that I was intimidated by my lack of knowledge about blogging, and lacked the confidence to learn. To add to that, it felt a little narcissistic to be writing about myself and my life, and expecting people to read it – but I now know that there are people all over the world  - people that I don't know - who might do a search on a topic that happens to be on my blog. This happens every single day - which I find most intriguing! I have always found writing to be very cathartic. I wrote when I was happy, I wrote when I was confused,  I wrote  to record important events -- but mostly I wrote when  I was sad - when my beloved granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer and subsequently passed away ,,, when each of my parents died ... when our dog died ... or when I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But it's more than catharsis - it's also the creative aspect – I love to take words and create pictures that speak – pictures that are meaningful. Because it is my own blog, I have the freedom to choose – the topics, the length, the tone. It’s all up to me. On the banner at the top of my blog - next to my name - it says "revealing, resilient, real” - words ...
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