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Grandmother Blogger Says, 'Find Your Own Voice'

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By Pamela Loxley Drake

Grandmother Blogger Says, 'Find Your Own Voice'

Pamela Loxley Drake of A Grandparent's Voice is a well-known grandparent blogger.

The Name and Web Address of My Blog

A Grandparent's Voice

http://www.agrandparentsvoice.com/

How Long I've Been Blogging and How Often I Post

I began blogging in July, 2009. A new blog is posted every week day.

Why I Decided to Become a Blogger

"Pam, why aren't you blogging?" asked my friend.

Observers observe; writers write. I was combination of both with a head full of words that insisted on having a voice.

Blog #1: Grandma

July 20, 2010

Monday, July 20, 2009

Grandma!

"1998. My daughter came to my house to announce her pregnancy..."

The journey I began then has led me to two blog sites. The words pour onto the page only to be replaced by more.

We are a journey of many. Why not pool our resources?

What I've Learned and What Rewards I Have Enjoyed

Perhaps in writing this blog, I have found out more about myself as well as my place in my grandchildren's, my children's, lives. I found out that we all have different journeys, yet they are on the same road.

I'm supposed to write this blog, not for the rewards, but because it is what I am to do. I can only give what is inside of me to this world. My blog, my words, just might find a place to reside with someone else, maybe not. Regardless, I empty myself onto a page. The words are not mine to give. They have been with me through my lifetime just waiting for expression.

There is a peace in finding a place called home. Mine lies in two blogs sharing the place I grew up and another taking a journey with other grandparents, others on this road of life we share.

I am but one grandparent's voice.....one joined to many.

Advice

  • Blog for yourself.
  • Blog with honesty.
  • Find your own voice in what you want to discover about yourself.
  • Learn as you go.
  • Observe and be rewarded.
  • Blog that your family might know you better.

Susan Adcox, About.com Grandparents, says:

I really appreciate Pamela's comment that blogging helps one's family to know one better. In the day-to-day rush of life, we don't always find time to share our "deep thoughts" with family members. Blogging is a way to do that, to start a conversation with our loved ones and to broaden our circle of friends at the same time.

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