Why did you create this blog?
I started a long time ago but never felt I had the time to dedicate to it (or lack of discipline if I am honest). There are several other reasons:
I am not a social media fan. I am a quiet person and I enjoy more personal interactions. I feel if I were on Facebook I would do a parody of what I wished my life should be (hum, isn’t it what most do?). Nothing wrong with social media. I do not think my life is so wonderful I need to bore the world with it. It is my service to humanity! Instead I thought I could have a blog.
Also, on a blog, you have time to reflect without too much interference from the people you know and know you. You can take your time to say what you wish to say, the way you want to. Less pressure.
A sense of freedom: A blog gathers people around themes or interests they relate to, not because they know you or out of a sense a duty. Visitors follow you because they want to, benefit, somehow from the postings. This works for the blogger too. You have a space that is for you where you can express yourself.
Sense of camaraderie: Having a common interest acts as a bond. Then we understand each other, we can relate. Isn’t it nice to feel understood?
Keep track of my thoughts and links I would like to keep or visit from time to time. Same reason I am on Springpad.
Because life is short, because I needed to remember how beautiful life is. Recently, I lost people I loved, it has shaken me to the core. I needed to remember why life is worth living and carry on in their memory. Now that I feel more together, I want to share, leave my small print in a very humble way.
Please note, I rarely write
Thank you for commending on “my writing” but I actually rarely write. Most of the articles/videos are links to sites or Copy/paste and I state the source or the link. There is little of my writing so far.
How did you do your theme?
From khach san giá rẻ on 2013/05/03: I am really inspired along with your writing abilities and also with the layout on your blog. Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it your self? Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing, it’s uncommon to look a nice blog like this one these days…
The theme is: Chateau by Ignacio Ricci. I chose it for its style. I changed the header (uploaded several photos, set to random). The pictures are from this site: http://morguefile.com (morgueFile). I have resized them to 960pxX260px (I think). I then changed the background colour and played with the layout. It works for me, for now.
No donate button?
From friendswood custom home builder on 2013/05/05: It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!
I will not add any “donate button” as I only refer visitors to articles I have not written myself so it would be taking the credit from the writers.
I also love the idea of sharing for free. This is one aspect of the internet I am passionate about. I also do this for me, as I like keeping articles for reference purposes so I do not feel it would be appropriate to benefit from it. If you feel in a generous mood, give to charity or buy a gift to someone you love.
How can we contact you?
From Katalog on 2013/05/02: Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.
Please state in the subject: Murielle’s Blog (easier for me and I will not bin your message by mistake)
Since I like sharing, I am not really keen on people emailing when they could have posted, so I leave it to your own judgement. If it can benefit others, then post it, if not, then email me. 🙂