Jean and the Blogosphere

| 2/5/2009 4:53:03 PM

Tags: blogs,

Last July, when GRIT launched its new website, and writing a blog was added to our editorial duties, my little heart skipped a beat.

Me, write a blog? No way!

My cyberspace experience was limited to online searches, both personal and for work, and reading a few fan message forums. I’d even managed to post on those forums once or twice, but I was still fairly leery of the whole process. To say the least, I was a complete novice. Although, my friend and colleague Jenn Nemec told me then and continues to tell me that I know more than I think I do, and sometimes I even believe her.

Then came The Open Book, and how my life has changed!

Nowadays, my first task at work (after turning on the computer) is to check the latest posts from our great Grit bloggers, then go through the list of blogs I’ve built up since July and visit for a while.

Several of our familiar voices leave comments on my posts. You’ll notice that Cindy (A Lakeside View), Lori (News from the Nest in Rural Pennsylvania) and Debbie (As My Garden Grows) often comment. And now, Fiona (Homesteading Tales from Rowangarth Farm) has joined the fray. Many thanks for your input and encouragement, gang.

Jean Teller
2/12/2009 4:50:55 PM

Hi, Dave! Yes, I just noticed your new site. Thanks for leaving the link. Everyone, check out the new home of the Luna Pier Cook. Pretty cool! And Dave, I'm counting on those mac'n'cheese recipes, ya hear! LOL Thanks!

Jean Teller
2/12/2009 4:49:35 PM

Hi, Debbie, I know what you mean about rants and raves in the blogosphere. I often just read posts - or just the headlines :) - and rarely leave a comment. I did that when I was reading message boards too. I have absolutely no problem tho, commenting on the great blogs we have here, and I appreciate each and every comment left following my little musings. Thanks!

2/11/2009 3:00:38 PM

Thanks Jean! However, I've moved my blog this week! I relocated Luna Pier Cook to and gave it a total redesign. It's not finished yed, but I do indeed intend to include Grit and Herb Companion in there somewhere. And maybe a page just for my three macaroni-and-cheese recipes ... ;-)

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