After several years of not writing, I have decided to succumb to the gentle stirrings (Bertha rattling the cages of the prison I’d locked her in and screaming like a banshee) from within and start a blog.
As the author of Bertha-Size Your Life, I felt compelled at first to make it a Bertha-Blog. Similar to the one I’d done when promoting the book. Each entry would be either a full Bertha story or a synopsis of one. The thought of Bertha felt good. Even if she is ‘an imaginary friend’ she’s a good one and she’s been around for many years…she’s comfortable as a well-worn shoe…a stiletto albeit…but a shoe just the same.
And as good as that felt…it wasn’t quite a fit anymore…maybe I have a new bunion…or the sole is too worn. Anyway, I’m not promoting a book now. I’m not creating a brand, as the online marketers tout. I’m not really trying to sell anything, although if anyone would like a Bertha…they are still on Amazon and she’d love to come home with you. For once, I’m just being me and there are many sides to me. While I love writing Bertha stories, sometimes I just want to write a blip and go. Occasionally I’m in a pondering mood that doesn’t quite fit Bertha’s elaborate style.
So I have decided to begin a blog and let it be whatever it wants to be. It may be a quote…it may be a blip…or a burp…or a Bertha…or something in between…but it will be me.
I’m not promising you much of anything. Remember I’m not selling…so I don’t feel that I need to promise a daily or even a weekly addition. I’ll write as Spirit moves me and let it go from there. I’m not asking much of you either. Just stop by when you have a minute and you want to catch up. If you enjoy what you read, come often and send your friends.