I’ve begun using Windows Live Writer and thought perhaps I may start blogging again!! Are you shocked? I am! LOL
Over the years I’ve realized that my life goes in phases. Everybody else probably already knows that, but I’m a slow learner! One thing that has remained a favorite phase throughout most of my life has been photography. Sometimes more intense than other times. The most intense period being when I got my first digital camera.
I took pictures of everything; some days taking over 200 pictures in a day. Photographing the same thing over and over trying to get the “perfect” shot or angle. I discovered Photobucket and then Flickr. I’m sure most of you are familiar with both photo storing websites.
Once the Flickr account was activated, people began commenting on my photos. Being naive, I was so shocked. The friend who introduced me to Flickr never told me about all the groups or Explore or all the potential friends you could make using Flickr. She uses it mostly for storing photos and sharing with family members. One thing led to another and after almost three years of activity, I was administering or co-administering 40+ groups. Then I was overwhelmed.
Commenting on other photographer’s work got to be a chore and was more like work than fun. I stepped back, left most groups and turned responsibilities over to friends I had made over the years. I am still in contact with some of them and one even calls me occasionally from Portugal.
My latest interest is Facebook. WHEW! Another adventure takes off. Again meeting people with similar interests from all over the world. Many of my good Flickr friends are also my friends on Facebook.
In May I turned 62. When I look back at the advances in technology (some good and some not), I am amazed to see what as transpired over the last 40 or 50 years. When computers first came out, they were enormous, mainly used by large corporations and would take up a whole room. Now just look … laptops, digital cameras, cell phones, etc., etc.
But with all the changes in our world and in our individual lives, there is one thing that remains the same…GOD. He never changes and His love endures throughout eternity.