Truthful Tuesday: September 8th, 2020

Frank’s (aka PCGuyIV) question today is

Why did you start blogging, and is your reason for blogging still the same as when you started, or has it changed?

I’ve always loved to write and usually this was restricted to page upon page of letters to my Mum and perhaps a few friends. On the other hand, I always enjoy receiving correspondence in the mail that is neither a circular or a bill.
It was Hubby’s idea I start a blog way back in September 2013. He’d been blogging for years and thought I might enjoy it. I honestly didn’t think anyone would be interested but decided to give it a go, and I’m still here.

My blog was originally vaguely intended to be about budgets and living cheaply, but gradually that took a sideways step and I was writing about my interests, personal experiences, my life, family, the dog, work, and the occasional bit of poetry.
Things started to snowball, I discovered challenges and took part in those, left comments, got comments in return and readers started leaving comments on my posts.
People started to follow me, my stats went up, and my interest in sites I chose to follow widened.

I am close to only one member of my family who lives on the opposite side of the world, and although we know a lot of people, true friends are few. My blog has opened up an entire community of caring people who have been in my corner through my cancer operations and treatments, Hubby’s health issues, Maggie, and my off and on dieting successes. They offered condolence and support when my Mum died in 2018 plus practical and honest opinion and advice on topics that were of concern to me.
Blogging has given me a virtual family, and so many new friends, none of which I envisioned when I started. All this is the icing on the cake for something that started out as a writing outlet.
Pensitivity101 continues to exist because of you, my readers.
Somehow ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem enough, but I do thank each and every one of you.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Truthful Tuesday: September 8th, 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    You’ve a wonderful blog.

  2. murisopsis says:

    That is exactly why blogging is so fun – the community keeps me here!

  3. It was a good idea Hubby had!
    And we’re still here with you

  4. You’ve been a favorite since early days for me. Your stories and check in each day since this horrid virus have been so uplifting and I love reading about Maggie and her doggie life. Thanks for being my friend here!

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