Saturday, August 30, 2008

Everyone says you need to have web presence -- and the easiest way to create one is to start a blog. Never mind that no one tells you how to get traffic, or how to keep the writing muse popping up daily.

This is my second attempt at trying to write blog. The first one aborted quickly. Three posts, I think, and it disappeared into the hinterlands of cyberspace.

The topics for this blog will include family, writing, editing, encouraging, spiritual growth, and anything else that flits across my mind.

Just when I think I have all my ducks in a row, someone rolls a bowling ball among them, and they go squawking and gaggling all over the place.

Today, for instance, I was going to have three friends over for coffee. I invited the first, and she accepted readily. The second said she'd try to make it, but could only stay a few minutes - which defeats the purpose of having a real girls gabfest. And I never did get hold of the third, leaving messages on her answering machine.

So this morning, the first friend called. She had an appointment for later in the day, and they called and asked her to come earlier. When I advised the second friend of this, she said, "Lets do it another time."

So much for coffee.

But then friend number three arrived - thirty minutes later than the appointed hours. She had assumed we were meeting elsewhere, not my house. The two of us visited for an hour and a half. It was a very good hour. Call it a serendipity - unless you believe, as I do, in divine appointments.

Whatever plans we make need to be sketched in sand, not graven in granite.

Or as my grandmother used to say: "Man proposes, and God disposes."

Grace and peace be yours today.


Marte said...

Divine appointments, definitely! Sometimes you just have to accept what comes and say Thank You.

I wish you best success on posting regularly. I started a blog a long time ago and let it fizzle - but then got back in the groove and now have 4 blogs of my own plus do the posting on another one for a business.

My "main" blog is about marketing -

You are, of course, welcome to come and comment!

Some days it is hard to decide what to talk about, but if you pay attention to what goes on in your day as well as what comes in your in-box, inspiration usually hits.

Be sure to use a headline - with keywords. That will help bring you traffic.

Best success!


Sally said...

I hear you, Judith! This whole year has been God gently erasing my plans and putting in His own.

What's been surprising, though, is how often I'll see--much later--that His plans are better than mine were anyway.