Monday, January 26, 2009

Facebook vs. Blogging

Denise is eating Fruit Loops.
Denise is thinking of changing her profile pic.
Denise is riding on a sunny, Fresno day.
Denise is relaxing after teaching spin class.

Do you see a pattern? This is Facebook. Quick. Easy. One liners. No brains. No thought. Most of the thinking involved, is when replying to someones Facebook posting. Still, it can be accomplished in a nano-second.

Blogging is much more complex--and time consuming. First, I create an entire entry around a photo.

#1 get photo

Then, I need to do the writing for the photo. I love to write, do it well, and can create ideas quickly (when required). The time consuming aspect is in the creation of the dialog.

#2 creating an entry using proper English

I need an "Introduction" in my writing; something that will capture the audience.

Secondly, creating the "Body" of my blog entry is a timely process. This is the meat and potatoes of my story. We know the basic sentence structure must have a noun and a verb, but there are adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, participles, and active vs. passive writing, and the list goes on.

Finally, the "Closing" of my blog entry must be constructed in such a manner that my readers will be satisfied when the story is over. Have you ever sat in a 3-hour movie and the ending did not meet your expectations?

SIGH......this is why I have not been blogging as frequently, as I have in the past. If you want to see what is going on in my life, written in fragment sentences, here is my link:

Monday, January 12, 2009

BlackJack is at it again.....

BlackJack has quite the reputation around our 'hood. He has a posse of females that he protects and allows onto his block, he smacks around other Toms who try to cut into his action, and he loiters around the fence tops ready to hand out ass-whoopins'.

This cat met his match.....a dog. The vet says the dog bit into his rear quarter, as BlackJack was running away, causing a large tear. He is stitched up and has an ugly drain hanging out of his side for a few days.

His #1 chick is waiting for him outside our door--day in and day out--waiting for the day he is sprung from this joint.