Blogging Mania

Writing is something I’ve done for years but it is sometimes overwhelming to decide what topic to pursue as I have so many ideas that are constantly floating in my head. I am great at collaborating. It was always easier when my editor would give me a specific assignment and off I went. Now it’s deciding which topic to lasso and proceed on the ride to completion.

In the blogging world it is a completely different format in which one uses to engage it’s readers and to have fluent community style and etiquette. I have written for state newspapers, magazine periodicals, published writers for print and much more yet blogging is not at all even close to the others.

When writing for a state newspaper I received specific instructions by the editor to write to my readers at a 5th grade level. I know! This is surprising, right? I was shocked too when I first heard this. I thought what? The public has got to be more intelligent than this! My editor was adamant that the national average daily reader was at this level. For years I acknowledged his request with submitting every article just as he asked. Then television enlightened me with a new game show called ‘Are you smarter than a 5th grader’. After watching one episode I realized these guys are pretty intelligent. I realized 5th grade was way harder than I remember!

I came to this conclusion that my blog writing here at LeafandInk would be what I might want to read on a comfortable day. A day full of peace and sunshine. I decided to write to my audience as you are my family and friends. I decided that this is a community. With all the need for community in this world I made the decision to make blogging my conversation with you. I’m inviting you into the world of LeafandInk right here in Portland, Oregon and what makes us… us.


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