Saturday, January 7, 2006

pimping some message board buddies

I go to a couple of message boards, but the main one I use is Country Living.  For the most part it's a pleasant group of folks, although every once in awhile a personality clash might rear its ugly head.

On message boards, as in chat rooms, it is easy to be misunderstood:  Something you hear in your head as spoken, somehow doesn't come out the same in type; and that can get you in trouble.

Once in a while a person will be accused of "hogging" the board, so I got leery of typing too much on any subject.  But I had things to say.  LOTS of things.

That's when I discovered journals.  I can expound all I want to on subjects that people might not want to read about on message boards.  If I bore them, they need not read it.  They don't even have to return to my journal, ever.

I've recommended journaling to some of my message board friends who are great story-tellers.  I've added them to my "favorite journals" on the left, but I'll pimp their journals in this entry, simply because I want to get them off to a good start.

The first one to join me in J-Land was Fernan,  with Fernan's Farm Report.  He's a farmer, and has plenty of tales about "his girls".  (His shorthorn cows.)  He's sort of an ornery old coot, but he grows on you.

Then came Kelly from Georgia, who felt her chicken stories weren't always welcome on the message board.  She's made a good start at blogging. 

And today, we have a new addition from the message board.  Meet Mel.  You're going to love her stories over at Mel's Chronicles.

10 comments:

mutualaide said...

Can't visit all three right now but you can bet I will!!!

helmswondermom said...

I've bookmarked them to check out later.  Thanks!
Lori

lv2trnscrb said...

I stopped in and said hi to Mel; will try for the others later.

betty

fmgruber said...

"He's sort of an ornery old coot"  ROFLMAO! I was just writing about you wimmins digging yer spurs into a guy whenever ya's had the chance! SLMAO! no respect... I gets no respect... LOL.

robinngabster said...

I will have to check these out!

sugarsweet056 said...

As always, as joy to read your journal. Thought I'd drop by & wish you a happy wkend, my dear.
God Bless,
SUGAR
http://journals.aol.com/sugarsweet056/MYLIFE/

creelmd said...

Thanks for the referral, Donna! Hi, everybody, and I hope to get to know you all over the next weeks, months, etc. :) And don't let Fern (Fernan) fool you... he plays off his day-to-day life like it's easy, but I am pretty sure he busts his nether regions on that land of his every single day of his life. Gotta respect and admire a man like that. :) AND, though he doesn't mention it much anymore, I also know he only in recent history overcame a learning disorder so that he could document his life and have some memories to pass down to the next generation. WOW, right?
As for Donna, well, I believe we should all be putting the arm on her to post more poetry...

sugarsweet056 said...

Hey Gurl...Both my sites got nominated for an award! Check them out for more info. Appreciate your vote!
Sugar
http://journals.aol.com/sugarsweet056/MYLIFE/

ianmaiden said...

Gosh Donna, I am flattered, thanks for directing folks to my journal.  I have fell down on they job a bit here lately.  I have two new girls I am working with, the two pot bellied pigs.  They are a riot, and a handful...its going to be a challenge to get them to trust humans...but you know me, I will get them to love me yet!

ianmaiden said...

Duh, forgot, I am on Ians name tonight, if you read that coment below, thats me, Kelly under ianmaiden, lol.