Starting From Not-Quite-Scratch  

BlueCanary1575 41M
110 posts
8/18/2006 9:41 pm

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Starting From Not-Quite-Scratch

This is my first post in this blog and it'll likely get the most views that I'll ever see, so I'd better make it count...

I had another profile here and a blog to go with it. I didn't like the handle I came up with and it made for a bad first impression. Worse, it misrepresented myself and what my purpose is for being here. Well, at least my purpose in staying here.

I've been a blogger here for a few months. In that time, I have read the blogs of hundreds of others from all over the world and have found quite a few that I am now hooked on. In doing so, I've discovered an amazing community filled with fascinating, intelligent, articulate people. I never would have expected such a gathering would have existed on this site. But it does, as you all know, since you're here, too. Upon discovering these blogs, my reason for continuing to log on to this site changed. Inevitably, my profile and name had to change as well.

I was visiting an old friend up in Flagstaff last night. We ended up going to a cave of a dive-bar and hanging out with some more friends. A band was there on a tucked-away stage. They were from Minnesota and not big enough to warrant a cover charge. They had the road-weary look of struggling band that was near the end of long, fruitless tour. The four of them seemed to sleep-walk through the first song and were met with a handful of short claps from around the bar. But, slowly, they came to life -- like their own music was a wake-up call. Soon they were playing with hope and energy of a young group that was going to make it on sheer will. That gave me hope.

The same hope that exists here in this community. An odd hope that none of us really expected to find on a site like this, but it's here anyway. The hope that comes from good people working through real problems with the support of a caring, insightful group of bloggers scattered throughout the world. The hope of a group of individuals who ended up here for various reasons but has amazed with its intelligence, courage, wit, honesty, bravery and strength.

In case you haven't pieced it together (though I don't doubt that you're all way ahead of me), I am that band. It's been a long road. I don't exactly remember how or why I ended up here, but it's time to wake up and get to work. Energy and hope. It should be fun.


amoldenough 69F
16436 posts
8/18/2006 11:42 pm

Robert, I never found myself at your other blog. This was a good post today. I didn't guess the ending of your story. I hope the band has a long and successful career.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

BlueCanary1575 replies on 8/22/2006 1:58 pm:
Thanks. Welcome to my blog.

pussinboots571 105F

8/18/2006 11:52 pm

Wow......I like that.....

"Make a little birdhouse in your soul"

It touched me and made me smile. Kisses to you.


BlueCanary1575 replies on 8/22/2006 2:22 pm:
Woohoo! Thanks for the kisses. I'll send some back in return,

rm_aboutme66 51F
6047 posts
8/22/2006 8:27 am

This site is a great place. So many good people with so many stories. Not what I expected but am overjoyed to find.

Someday is today.

BlueCanary1575 replies on 8/22/2006 2:12 pm:
Who'd of thunk it?

marathonman45202 53M
6640 posts
8/23/2006 2:05 pm

I enjoyed the old blog, and am looking forward to the new one!

BlueCanary1575 replies on 8/23/2006 7:57 pm:
Thanks. Hope I can keep you entertained and possibly convince you to update your blog...

marathonman45202 53M
6640 posts
8/23/2006 8:31 pm

I'm working on it - just been busy.

sweetandspicy570 59F
2832 posts
12/23/2006 7:31 pm

I came over here from MM's blog about the eggnog you made....I enjoyed that post, and this one, and will read them all.... I didn't know your first blog. I like the name blue canary...a little songbird of a different color. I've never made a blog, but I comment on many and enjoy the relationships I've made here. Merry Christmas!

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.----Dr. Seuss

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