Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Thursday Thirteen.....#1

1. I thought I would join this Thursday Thirteen thing as a way to force myself to write more instead of just posting pictures. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not really a blog writer. I have difficulty with long posts.

2. I have absolutely no idea if I am doing this right....I'm supposed to link back to the site and add technorati tags and there are dire warnings on the site that state I will be removed if I fail.

3. I have Attention Deficit really I do. It makes following complex directions a disaster. I avoid "some assembly required" AT.ALL.COSTS! This is the reason the Thursday Thirteen directions become gobbledy gook in my brain.

4. I fear that undertaking this Thursday Thirteen thingie will be too hard for me. I mean I have to think about thirteen things to write once a week. That's haaaaaaaard. I'm only on four right now for crying out loud and I am already getting whiny.

5. I am going to give it a shot though. I am going to try. I figure I will do the thirteen things, go back to the website, read the directions again and try to do the links right. If I get it wrong I am sure some nice person will calmly explain to me what I did wrong without making me cry.

6. Rule #1 for the blogroll states
"You must be a TT Regular. Seems odd, we know, but you should have a few weeks under your belt and intend to stick around."
What exactly does that mean. Do I not link to the blogroll if I am not a member? Do I just do the Thursday Thirteen without linking for a while and then try to link?

7. I suppose that I could skip this Thursday and contact someone who knows what they are doing and have them explain this better to me. I mean, geez, I understand the concept it's just the rules that get me....but I have already written so much it seems like a shame to waste it.

8. Don't all these rules kind of take the fun out of this???

9. I don't know how people think of so many things to blog about. I read other people's blogs and I envy their ability to be able to write about anything.

10. What if I am boring....I mean I have a hard enough time writing as it is.....will forcing me to write result in boring drivel that no one wants to read because....

11. ....frankly, I can understand why people would want to look at my pictures.....

12. but I have a hard time understanding why someone would want to read what I write.

13. Look...I have already made it to number 13 just expressing all of my Thursday Thirteen anxieties. Now I have to go back and read those dang direction and hope I don't get banished for time and all eternity.

(*disclaimer* This is meant to be a bit tongue and cheek...although I am subject to slight social anxiety at times, I am not quite such a basket case.)

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sandierpastures said...

Welcome to Thursday Thirteen.I am not the owner, just an avid participant! :-)

Just post 13 things of something you fancy. I never bothered about the blogroll stuff. I just go comment on each week's edition at the TT HQ and visit other thirteeners. I am so far having fun.

-Grace in Dubai-

storyteller said...

Hi and welcome to T-13. You did fine for a newbie. Today is my 6th Thursday Thirteen post so I'm fairly new too. I remember trying to figure everything out for the first time. It's really fun though ... especially if you visit other T-13ers and leave a comment, because then they can find you easily without having to return to the T-13 hub (that seems slower than molasses on some days). It's fun, so relax, enjoy the experience, meet other bloggers, and let them get to know you.
Hugs and blessings,

Becky said...

Hey, Cathy...

Yes, when I first began, the only 'rule' was that you had to put which 'edition' your posting was (meaning if it was your fourth or fifth time, you had to indicate that. But a couple of weeks before Christmas, they went and changed all the rules and made it really complicated to get involved. So I kind of dropped out. Until I figure out how the durned thing works.

Sassy Lucy said...

You did a great job for your first time, I am only on my 14th week. It comes easier with time.
Visit other posters and see what we post and go from there....and I got all of your tongue in cheek, made me chuckle frequently.

Nicholas said...

Welcome to TT!

I didn't even know we had all those rules! I just shove a list up once a week and see what happens.