Friday, January 2, 2009

Old Walker, New Blogger

Well, okay, all my friends and family, here's my first blog entry. Even though I've wanted to blog for at least the past year, I've been tortured trying to come up with a clever name like Mes Bijous, Framed, In Season, Furious, etc., but those have all been taken. Yesterday lightning struck and I decided upon the blog name "Street Walker." Naturally, Julie knew right away what everyone would think (like that's going to happen!) and I thought about what my mother would have to say, so I spared myself the hassles and named my blog "Going Walkabout." I must say I am pleased with this name because walking is one of the things I enjoy doing the most.

After coming up with a name last night, my mind went wild thinking of all the things I could write about, all of them in some way connected to walking. I plan to write about my favorite walking places, where I walk when I travel, excitements and scares I encounter while walking, books I listen on my walks, things I think about, . . . and so on and so on. As you can see, walking is just the excuse I've given myself to write.

I hope some of what I write can be as entertaining as Julie's adventures and as clever as Shaneen's and Cheya's discourses on books and other topics. Most of all, I think, I hope I can get back into a writing mode. After teaching so many students how to write, sometimes I wonder if I can even write myself.

Well, with that being said, I'm going to go watch a 10 a.m. rerun of Jeopardy (one blessing of having two weeks off for Christmas!), lace up my walking shoes, and take off along the trail in back of my house.

P.S. This will be only my second walk during Christmas break. Something happened to my motivation this year.


julie said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I'm so glad you finally started a blog. It'll be fun to read your posts - I'm sure you're a great writer!

Once I start feeling better, I'd love to go walking with you like we used to. It was always fun to chat and catch up with each other. And, I still haven't walked the new trail yet!

Booklogged said...

Hooray! So glad you are blogging because it allows us to keep in touch. I'm the one that should feel intimidated - you and Shaneen write so well and I feel like I'm a blithering idiot. Oh well, I need to keep track of my books so I'll keep writing on that blog.

I love your title and all the things you're going to write about in connection to your walks. Hopefully, you'll encourage me to start walking.

Framed said...

I'm so glad you've started a blog. Now, I will really know what's going on down south. I'm enjoying it already and haven't even read your second post.