David and I dined with blog friends, Kavita (and her brother) and Ruprekha, in New Delhi, India, in 2012.
We also dined with blog friends, Denise and Dianne (and their husbands), in Washington, D.C., in 2013.
And we dined with blog friends, Kay, Hattie, and Hank (and their significant others), at my home in 2012.
A bright spot in my life these days is the opportunity to write short essays and post photos on my blog. It really is a lot of fun to make something out of nothing. I sit down at the computer and before you know it, a new post has been written.
Typing a post is so much easier for me than playing the piano. Once my post is finished, the typing stops. Whereas with the piano, I would have to practice my scales and arpeggios ad nauseum. Ugh. I am so glad my musical career is over. I sold my violins and piano quite some time ago, and definitely don’t miss playing those instruments.
Further, blogging is so much better than writing books. As you know, I published three memoirs and an anthology and grossed $8,000 from book sales. I also was paid $900 for writing newspaper columns, and I spoke on the radio as a monthly commentator.
I get no money from blogging. Yet, I love the immediate feedback. I enjoy reading comments from readers, and I like seeing my blog statistics, which reveal which countries readers come from. It amazes me that people in Russia, Ireland, Germany, India, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Canada and many other countries read “gigi-hawaii.”
I have even met some of those readers in person.
Ah, well, one fine day, this blog will come to an end and I will start a new endeavor. Who knows what or when?