Friday, March 23, 2007

White Robin Returns

Alas, I am back. As you know robins return in the springtime, and spring is here at last with figuratively and literally. In the summer of 2006, I started a blog called The Spring of the White Robin. As fall arrived, keeping up with my job as a seventh grade science teacher, carrying out various responsiblities at church, and maintaining the blog became difficult. Something had to go; so the blog was shut down on September 23, 2006. You know robins fly south for the winter. Now, that spring is here robins return as is my personal blog. Besides, I want to play a blog game called Fun Monday. Tristan of Brothertons asks the players to describe, "how would you like to wake up?"

What follows is my first entry on The Spring of the White Robin, which includes an explanation of the blog name and how I started blogging.

Why in the world would a sixty year old woman want to start a blog? Well, my involvement with all of this originated from reasons other than starting my own blog although my reasons are related to the world of blogdom. My original goal was merely to be able to comment on another blog. A friend had written a blog, and I desperately wanted to leave my own gems of wisdom as a comment. This particular blog at the time only allowed comments from members from the Blogger.com community. So I registered, enrolled, and logged-in with a display name, username and, of course, a clever as well as secret password.

All right, fine, so how was Spring of the White Robin born? Well, among other things, I imagine myself as a great writer. Okay, so my writing is not so great, but I have a great title. Strangely enough, there is such a bird as a white robin. Maybe there is not an all white robin, but there are robins with white feathers where other robins have red feathers, a robin white breast so to speak. So in my fantasy world where I AM the great writer, I write a tale for preteens about a young girl having grand adventures and creating splendid inventions during the spring, in which our heroine simultaneously discovers a pair of white robins. Of course, my novelette is adored by young girls everywhere; and thus, I am an instant success.

By now, if you have read this far, you may be thinking, “Why in the world would a sixty year old woman want to start a blog? The white robin story s*cks.” I have to admit that Blogger has seduced me with the opportunity to post my picture. Even though I am old and gray, I like this picture taken by my photographer son. And the overalls are one of my favorite things to wear. Hence, this blogging began as the desire to comment and as the vanity of having my picture along side my profound, humorous, and more often than not boring comments.

12 comments:

Margaret said...

I love overalls too; they are so comfy, until one has to go to the bathroom. I love wearing them on planes until then. I'm glad you are back to write some inspirational posts and PEP me up. I need some encouragement right now. Thanks for stopping by.

Biddie said...

I am so glad that you're back! we've all missed you, and the photo is great.
I am not a big fan of over alls. I would look like Elmer Fudd in them, and like Margaret said, there's the whole bathroom thing. You look great in them, tho!

Frema said...

Hooray, you're back! May this blog never get deleted.

Also, hopefully this will encourage your photographer son to post on his site, too!

debi said...

Yippy! You already know how glad I am to have you back. You haven't been gone but it feels like you're more here. That sorta makes sense huh? Yes, he was from "The Letterman Show".

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Luke said...

I can't remember if I like overalls or not. But they do remind me of Super Mario Bros.

I still haven't seen any white robins, but there was a regular one that lived in a small tree outside our bedroom window most of the winter here in Indianapolis.

March 23, 2007 9:33

willowtree said...

Hmmmm, are you trying to confuse me? Your reason for starting to blog, is exactly the same as mine (ie. to be able to leave comments).

"By now, if you have read this far, you may be thinking, “Why in the world would a sixty year old woman want to start a blog? The white robin story s*cks.”" - No, I was thinking, "Hey that's not the other blog I remember!"

Isabelle said...

I have no idea who Elmer Fudd is but I'm sure I'd look like him too. Or possibly worse. But you look very good.

Lisa Marie Phillips C.I.D. said...

I love your blog, Aunt M! I personally always imagined that you were a gifted writer, among other things. I remember being able to just sit and listen to you talk, even if you were talking grown up stuff with others. I never once thought "why would a 60 year old woman want to start a blog?", but rather, "why haven't I been in touch with this part of my family for so long?" Love you very much!

Betty said...

I'm glad you're back, too. I had just started reading your blog, and then it was gone.

Cazzie!!! said...

Thanks for inviting me here MJD. I love the story of how this site came about, and I anticipate much learning ahead for me from you.
Overalls? Did you say you were wearing overalls? Now way, I love them too :) I just purchased a pair for my daughter aswell, some lovely little ones too :)

Molly said...

I'm happy you're starting this up again, especially if it means you'll write more frequently than on Mama said, Papa said. Will White Robin take MSPS's place or co-exist with it? Look forward to reading whatever you write....