1- I love to play with the photos to create different effects and ways of seeing them, and blogging gives me the opportunity to satisfy the curiosity as well as the creative cravings. For example, the photo above of Miss Trinity, isn't it interesting and dramatic in Emboss?
2- When I was very young, I used to hide away to write in my journal. I stayed up late, and tweaked the words until I am happy. Even in my own diary! Then I would re-read it and critique myself. Ha!
3- Blogging is the only full-time job [not necessary with any pay] that allows me to work while my family is sleeping. I became a writer before I know it and didn't realize how much I love writing, until a friend reminded me, that back in the days, I'd won a Young Authors Awards. So there was a love for writing that got lost with the responsibilities and fights for survivorship.
4- I love being able to fill my time and occupy my mind with some thing else other than the family. Blogging is a way to release many emotions for me, it has help me stayed busy mentally, and stayed out of my
family's significant-other’s hair.
5- I love watching the Alexa ranking go up and down. Just when I am about to have the "whatever" attitude, it surprises me with an upward move and gets me all hyped up again, or a downward move that pokes at my competitive sense to do something about it.
6- Blogging allows me to share who I am with people that are interested in me.
7- Blogging allows me to joke a bit and have a sense of humor. Yes, I have no one to joke with at home that actually responds to my jokes. It goes out and dies in thin air with no come back. I have to give credits to some of my blogger patrons that actually get my jokes and joked back in a very funny manner! WooHoo!
8- I love all the excitement online. For example, when Ann at The Relationship Supermarket Stumble Upon my post of Happy Birthday Contract Son! and I received so many hits from it that it was wonderful! Yet, I appreciate it even more that I can shut-down and walk away as if it doesn’t even exist. Maybe not exactly, since I do think about what my next post is going to be.
9- I love that I can connect with people from different countries, or states as if they are down the street.
10- Blogging allows me to bring out many of my love. I don’t have a niche for one thing as you can see. I love most everything – some specifics are: light and delicious food, gardening, real estate, investments, online business, technology – cool toys and applications, and beautiful photography.
My ten things are not necessary in any order.