I was a medium sized trout on my last blogging site. Or at least a big mouth bass. I had quite a few followers, but in reality it was a really small pond. More of a puddle.
On Open Salon, I am a guppy. And this is a huge body of water. I love it.
I did not come to OS through the movie "Julie and Julia." I haven't seen it yet. I was actually unaware of OS (how embarrassing) until a friend of mine e-mailed a post by fingerlakeswanderer for me to read. I was hooked. Reeled in like the small fish that I am. I read some more of her posts. I read other people's posts. Oh my God, does everyone write so well here?
With the clear understanding that I was out of my league, I posted something I had written from last year. I had not yet figured out how to tell if people were reading my post, but there was nary a comment, so I could assume not many.
I continued reading as many different people's writing as possible. I found myself ready to try posting again. And again.
I am taking this opportunity on "Good News Sunday" to say, I am thrilled to be here. There are still many things I don't quite understand.
For example, can I write about food if it is not Tuesday? Is there a prize for being "First!" on the comments? I am still navigating my way around this vast sea of writers.
It is not so bad being a guppy. I'm here to write the stories I need to tell and to be inspired by yours. Happy Sunday.