I don't know about you, but I am astonished that I have officially been a blogger for an entire month. I've had so much fun and have learned a whole lot from this experience. It's as if I've been doing it forever now. I question why it took me so long to discover the joys of blogging, much like I question why I've only started eating with chopsticks this year. Please allow me to reminisce for a couple paragraphs.
I remember that I started and finished the awesome 13th Reality book, The Journal of Curious Letters (written by none other than the legendary James Dashner. Whoo!) late September-early October. I thought the series was ultra cool, so I went on ol' handy-dandy Wiki to research Dashner. In the resources, I saw a link to his blog. I clicked it.
I was informally introduced to a truly awesome dude, the Dashner Dude, through his blog. He's smart, funny, and since he's a famous author he gives everyone a little peek into the publishing world and his own life. I thought it was really cool, but then I closed it and didn't come back to it for several weeks. Finally, a month ago today, I remembered his blog and looked at it again. After reading the new posts, (which were cool) I saw the button that allows you to follow a persons blog. I thought this meant you simply were emailed post updates or something, so I pressed the Follow button.
Next thing I knew, I was being asked for my profile name, my email address, all these uniform questions, I answered everything as best as I could, and I find that I have my own blogging account! It hadn't occured to me that you had to be a Blogger member before you followed someone. I also didn't know that Blogger was a Google product. I'd been using Gmail and the Notebook for awhile, and I knew those were awesome, so I thought this would be cool.
And it has been. And that is exactly what lead me up to this moment, this post. Did you know that I wrote this entire post using a library computer? Yeah, I'm at the library right now, and I just got The Host by Stephenie Meyer (absolutely ginormous!) and the first Erec Rex book by Kaza Kingsley (for those who don't know it, I share my birthday with her, September 7th! We've emailed a couple times and after this I'm going to tell her that I got her book now). You wouldn't believe how bulky the keyboard is. It's like a typewriter, almost. I'm too used to the flat keys of my laptop. Oh well. Tomorrow I'm really excited, because we'll be going to see the movie Twilight in the theater at long last! I cannot, cannot wait! Strangely, Annette and Adam still aren't finished with the book, but that doesn't matter. We're still going to see it. Uh-oh, my session is about to time out. 'Bye!