The Happy Hypocrite

April 26, 2015

Nine months ago, I stared at the impossible. . .

It is recommended you begin building a following using social media prior to being published.

WHAT?? 

Not that. I could never do that. I have no desire to write anything for anybody taller than my armpit. Besides, I’m shy, I argued.

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How much do you want it? a knowing voice argued back.

I discourage children from using social media. Wouldn’t my involvement make me a hypocrite? Besides, I have absolutely
nothing to say to adults. Dr. Seuss didn’t need social media, and neither do I– so smug in my ignorance.

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But it wouldn’t go away. What if blogging was the missing key ingredient to an otherwise successful writing career?

I’m a nut about nature– maybe I could do something with that, I wavered.  Well, I’ll have you know this quote, by anonymous,
makes perfect sense to me now:

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held it’s ground.

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This morning I heard an unfamiliar bird singing a lovely song. Spotting movement in the thicket, I zoomed in and captured
him with my, new to me, camera. After googling, I realized I have a picture of a yellow-rumped warbler!

I’m tickled. Warblers are not easy birds to spot, and not only did I spot him, I photographed him, and then was able  to share
him with you all.

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I’ve had great fun with this stump that sits on the edge of a peeper pond.

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A pair of chickadees are hollowing it out in preparation for nesting and seem oblivious to my prying lens.

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With the chorus of peepers and bouncing daffodils at their doorstep, do they, like I, notice the beauty of their chosen home?

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It surprises me how absolutely sure I was that blogging was not for me. I enjoy it so much, but almost missed it because of fear.

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Be

brave

in

your

pursuits,

dear

friends.

You

are

capable

of great things.

Thanks for visiting the prairie.

 

Latest Comments

  1. Becky says:

    Thanks for letting us visit the prairie! Beautiful and inspirational as always.

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  2. Lynne says:

    You are an inspiration to us all! Love your beautiful photographs and thoughtful musings! So glad you took the step out!

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Great post that most of us can relate to. A big undertaking when all is new, we laugh now to think we almost let fear stop us. And think of all the fun we might have missed! 🙂
    Love the shot of the peacock – wow!

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  4. derrickjknight says:

    You have nothing to fear

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  5. Amy says:

    Beautiful post, julie! Love these bird captures. 🙂

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    • Julie says:

      Now that spring is here, it’s wonderful to have birds at every turn. Photographing them is addicting and so much fun. Thanks for your visit.

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