My one year blog anniversary coincided with Old Postcard Wednesday so I looked through the stack for something that spoke to me about the occasion. This one did it.
The day I wrote my first post I felt as empty as the amphitheatre is in this postcard. The farthest thing from my mind was that anyone would read what I wrote, but I think it was the slight possibility of having a reader or two that made it exciting to try. Yes, I know that professionals say "write for yourself," and I'd kept journals for years but then the well went dry and nothing came at all.......
Below is the entirety of my first post in this blog. It's brief and won't take long to read, so "sit" a few minutes here in the beautiful solitude of Red Rocks, and, while the mountain air eases any cares of the day, come to understand how your being here helped this blog grow from it's about time to Writerquake.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Jumping inI made this blog yesterday with the title "It's about time" not because I intend to write about time, although I will from time to time write about time, but because I simply haven't been writing and it's about time I did. My intention now is to use this as a journal space to blast out some words. Right now I don't plan on telling anyone I know, including my husband, Mike, that I am writing a blog. Sending my thoughts out into word space is my last idea, really, to free myself to write. I hope it works. I hope that what comes from this is my own writerquake in the 4.0 and above range.
And that will take time . . .
To read about Red Rocks visit the website here.
(NOTE: Leonard Cohen World Tour will be there on June 2, 2009.)
From Rocky Mountain News - April 28, 2008 - an interesting video providing background on Red Rocks as a concert venue:
It is the preeminent concert experience -- Red Rocks in Denver. Legendary promoter Barry Fey takes us behind the scenes.