1- I love playing with photos to create different effects and blogging gives me the opportunity to satisfy my curiosity as well as creative cravings. For example, the photo above of Miss Trinity, isn't it interesting and dramatic in the emboss mode?
2- When I was very young, I used to hide away so that I could 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 what I wrote 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 the battles 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 helped me stay busy mentally, and stay 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 and have a sense of humor. Yes, I have no one to joke with at home. My jokes die after the human receives but doesn't have a comeback. I am thrilled when my blogger patrons get my jokes and joked back so very funny. 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 from that re-post I received so many hits that it felt amazing! Yet, I appreciate it even more when I can shut-down and walk away when I want.
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.