So it’s the autumn, and autumn to me has always meant going back to school. So that’s what I’m doing! I figure I’m pretty competent in my professional life so I’m not going back to learn more about what I already know a lot about – although I like doing that. Nope. I’m going back to learn about how to be a blogger. I’ve enrolled in WordPress’s Blogging 101 course. Every day we have an assignment and, as a type A personality, I’m anxious to perform. Today’s assignment is to publish a post to your dream reader.
I’m old enough that when I read “dream reader” I hear in my head the music to “Dream Weaver”. Come on, I know that some of you are with me on this. Now you can’t get it out of your head, can you? …sorry about that. And a bonus for those of you too young to know the song I’m talking about, here it is.
I’m not sure that the actual lyrics are wholly relevant to this assignment but if you stick with me I’ll try to make a connection. The tone of the song is about leaving worries behind and living in the moment (in a psychedelic kinda way but that’s the way the 1970s rolled). I have a demanding day job – which I absolutely love – but when I wanted a break I logged into Pinterest which then led to me following blogs, and I was particularly excited about those that were being creative with fabric and flour. While these somewhat clandestine social media forays started out as a way to take my worries about the day away, they ended up being so inspiring that it kicked me back into actually doing craft, rather than thinking about doing it. And for that I have a debt of gratitude to those creative bloggers out there. As a poor way of paying that debt forward, I’m doing something I never thought I’d do – start my own blog.
But who do I want reading my stuff? Who is my dream reader? Someone like myself, looking for a dream weaver for just a small bit of time to take your mind off the worries of the day. Although it would be helpful if your dream was about fabric and flour too…