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Blogging 101 Day Twelve

Today we have to look back at our ‘prompt’ post of yesterday and see how other people chose to interpret it. After looking at their posts, we leave comments on two of them. My prompt was ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’ and I wrote about finding my first love of music back in the 1960s.

Commenting on another post can be a difficult thing to do, but with a shared prompt it is easier. It’s fascinating to see how other bloggers used the theme, and as you look at different sites it is interesting to see the way different blogs have a different focus. The writers blogs are full of words, they write more than everyone else and the language can be exquisite and really draw you in. The photography blogs show, rather than tell, and some of the images are breathtaking.

Looking at the blank space called ‘Comment’ is like walking into a room full of people, and you’re slightly late. Everyone else is already talking and mingling. But hiding behind a keyboard makes it easier to comment. If you said something in person and no one replied, that would be so awkward. But if no one replies to your online comment, that’s fine! You don’t even notice, it isn’t personal and it doesn’t hurt.

Looking around the previous blogs on the subject ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’ I easily found the two I wanted to comment on.

Mukund chose the song ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ by Savage Garden, because it had been ‘their’ special song. This relationship seems to be over, but still the good memories are there.

LaToya chose ‘Back Down Memory Lane’ by Minnie Ripperton, writing about bittersweet memories bringing happiness and sadness in a mixture of emotions.

Then I realised the similarity of the posts I had been drawn to, both having experienced pain, but both choosing to look at what had been gained. What a great attitude! I especially liked LaToya’s words

“It reminds me how strong I am. The thing I feared most happened and I survived it.”


About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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