I don't know Jenni Engledow, but I like her a lot.
I decided today was the day to start to let people know that I have a blog. After all, it is the two week anniversary of my commitment to myself to blog every day. I'm loving it, intend to keep doing it, and I think it is time to put myself out "there" a little bit.
Sadly, I have absolutely no understanding of how blogs work. I thought about figuring out the mechanics before I started this new blog, but that proved a mode of procrastination, so I decided to start writing and sort the details out later. I need to figure out how to get traffic, apparently.
Today, I went to my beloved She Writes site and posted in a few spots that I had started a new blog. (I haven't quite figured out how the She Writes site works either). I didn't really know what would happen if or when people visited my blog, or if I would know what was happening when it was happening. I did notice that there is a tab called "stats" that, as far as I can tell, up until today has merely registered every time I viewed my own blog.
Well anyway, several hours after letting my own cat out of my own bag, I checked my "stats" again and what do you know. Something called "traffic sources" listed a web address, which I assumed indicated that - I got traffic!
I clicked on the website and lo and behold, the remarkable Jenni Engledow has Recovering Dawn right there under a list entitled "Interesting Blogs." Oh. My. God. Jenni, I adore you. I am so going to figure out how to get you on my list of interesting blogs once I figure out how to start such a list. Until then, let's do this the old fashioned way.
If anybody other than Jenni and I ever read this blog, be sure to check out Jenni's blog, The Engledow Chronicles: Musings of a Suburban Housewife and Mother. Have a look at her Blurbs of Wisdom in particular, there are some absolute gems. For example:
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. – unknown
I am so happy to be writing these "pages." Thank you Jenni, for giving them a read.