December 03, 2009

Nexus










Let's chat about blogging today. Blog: contraction of the term "Web+log" = Blog".

I started blogging as a way to share the things that are really special to me.
When I first started up my blog I had no idea what it would be like or what type of people would be visiting. The only thing I knew was that I had so many things that I wanted to say. Within this year I've learned so much about myself and things I could do. I have "met" so many amazing people that I would have otherwise never met, and I call some of them friends now. You've all inspired me one way or another and I hope, I also inspired you in some way. The whole world of blogging has turn out to be far more rewarding than I ever imagined.

My goal is to make people have a good time reading my blog. I don't set myself unrealistic targets. I cannot  imagine being able to post daily, posting two or three posts a day, because I know I'll get kind of bored, or trapped into spending way too many hours in front of the computer.
                                   
My posts are always spontaneous with a variety of subjects, and I don't feel I "ought" to- by no means.
If I'm not happy about my post I don't post it.
                                  
Actually, I think blogging is an amateur process which may lead to important discussions by sharing creative and inspirational ideas. Blogging may also make people laugh or may build strong relationships between people worldwide. It's absolutely amazing how we're all connected, inspiring and supporting one another.

I have to admit that sometimes I'm a bit chaotic. It's pretty easy for time to slip away without getting much done. Then I realize that my personal and professorial life has taken a hit, and alas, my work and some of my interests have been affected. Ah, time goes by so fast before you even know it.                            
Anyway, I started blogging after analyzing my experiences, personal life, spare time, and style of life, so here I am!

Nexus means connection. And I think it's the word most fitted for use in describing blogging. xx                    

51 comments:

Peter said...

You are a wonderful blogger!
xx

blueviolet said...

I'm glad you started blogging because it's always fun to read your posts!

The Peach Tart said...

I enjoy reading your posts and glad to connect with you in the blogosphere.

Turquoise Diaries said...

I am so glad that you started blogging because I love visiting yours.Always nice pics and entertaining subjects..

5thsister said...

your blog is a nice stop on my daily journey!

Mommakin said...

I never feel like "I ought to" either - I do it when the spirit moves me.

Nexus. Love it.

Aion said...

A BIG (((H))) For YOU Betty!
And TY for just being you :D
I really enjoy your Blog!

Aion

Lynette said...

I always enjoy reading your blog...and the seeing the beautiful photography.

So glad you started blogging.

Traci said...

Well, you have reached your goal because I always ENJOY your posts. Add to that your sweet smiling face that appears regularly in the comment section and I think you are a terrific member of the blogger community. In fact, you were one of the first to welcome me!

And if you ever decide to put all these grgeous pics in a book, you let me know. It would be on my coffee table right away.

athina said...

I really have fun when I read your posts.

Sarah RDH said...

I saw "Nexus" and I thought...."This must be about a shampoo experience gone wrong..."

Michael Rivers said...

You have a very great start on your blog! I've been at it for a year and it's been a great experience. I've learned a lot.

Rae said...

You are an inspirational blogger. I am glad I found your blog. Keep up the great work.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Nexus...great word! I love reading your blog because it's just so easy to do. You don't try too hard and its free and easy. It's like taking a walk on a quiet beach..so glad you're in the bloggy world!

Misalyn said...

I am glad that I am following your blog, yours is an interesting to read.Your hotos are simply amazing.

Nikki said...

I agree, Nexus:) Its a great place to share interesting ideas and thoughts and meet new people! thank you for your blog! I love to read it and see what exciting new pictures you post about:)

Steven Anthony said...

your blog was one of the first I followed and from day one Ive always enjoyed it....big hugs right back at ya;)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Steven, thank you. I love your blog too.I am also one of your first followers. It was so great meeting you and getting to know you!
Love and hugs hugs.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

First and foremost. To make a post I usally spend a lot of time. To take the photos, to choose the right photos, captions and subject. It's not so simple as it looks.

Meeko Fabulous said...

I totally know what you mean! I've made so many connections and met so many interesting people through the blog world! :) Look forward to reading more of your stuff.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

that's exactly why I like reading your blog...I never know what to expect!

Yaya said...

I love blogging. But I don't stick to any posting schedule or I get frustrated. I just blog when I feel like blogging! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That's such a wonderful attitude. Blogging used to be such a free thing, and now everyone's always trying to sell something or promote something...

Vodka Logic said...

i find spontaneous blogging the most interesting too.. change things up

Sassy Chica said...

I think you and your blog are FABULOUS!!!! I enjoy each post and adore your pictures...keep on keeping on Chica, your doing great!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Unknown Mami said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I never knew blog was short for web log.

I love the connection with other bloggers; it's pretty amazing.

staceyjwarner said...

the blogging community is truly something special...however one must juggle. I find myself sometimes saying no to Goom so I can read a blog, not good. Everything needs to be in balance.

much love

Ted said...

Love your post!
You are a great blogger.!

Nelly said...

Your blog is awesome and i love all of you posts and pictures.
xx

michael said...

I'm glad you started blogging. Keep it up!

ritsa said...

Blogging is just a connection. Take care.

Journaling Woman said...

You're blog is bloggin' fantastic, Betty!

plainolebob said...

Betty ,
and you do it well.
BIG HUGS

Melissa B. said...

Chaos is good. Especially in the blog world...

gayle said...

I am new to your blog...so I have just started reading your posts.So glad I found you! I only blog when I ...I don't know...when ever I read and comment more than I write.

AJ said...

Just found you... this post was interesting in a blog about blogging sorta way. :) Nice to read that other people have similar views on Web Logging. :)

Happy day!

Kristin said...

Connection is the name of the blogging game. And I've made some fabulous ones! Blog rolled you. : )

ΙΛΥΣ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΟΝΟΥ said...

Nexus!very poetry and lyric word for conection!Talking about bloging its a nice way to say and share your thoughts feelings.Meet other people with similar interests you will never meet them otherwise.I personaly enjoy to read your blog!(and practising my english)φιλια!!!

kys said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. And your pictures are great, too!

....Petty Witter said...

A great blogger buddy, I hadn't realised you'd only been going three months. Having only started blogging in April myself, it's amazing how many interesting people you get to 'meet'. I can honestly say blogging has changed my life. Heres to many more posts and loads of your photographs, thanks Betty.

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

i am lucky to discover ur blog i love ur posts and they always enable me to feel great and i am highly agree with ur ideas about blogging
lots of loves

wenn said...

nice knowing u..

Nevine said...

I'm happy you've done this, Betty. It's always such a pleasure to visit you and see the variety of different things you like to post about. And of course, to look at the fine photos you often share. Thanks for being here - I enjoy your presence!

Nevine

Erin said...

blogging has become an addiction. I love meeting new people, reading what they're doing/thinking, etc...I definitely do it too much, but I can't help myself!

Yael said...

I love reading what you have to say. Keep doing what you're doing!

flying eagle woman said...

i HATE "i ought to":-) your blog is the ...BEST (LOL almost put a euphemism here)

Have a really good weekend!
HUGS
Shawna

yonca said...

I love your blog! Have a great weekend!

Willoughby said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments!

This was a great post. I get a little stressed when I've been away from my favorite blogs for a few days (as I have recently) because I feel like I'm missing out on some great reads. Catching up is next to impossible!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Blogging has turned out to be so much more than just a "log" for me. I'm surprised at the connections I've made and the encouragment I've received when it was needed.

I love it! :)

Farila said...

Thank you for being you and a wonderful blogger Betty. I am glad to be connected with you

Pat said...

I love blogging, too. I blog when the spirit moves me.

You always have something interesting to post. I enjoy reading your blog.