Karen, on My Colonial Home, posted the challenge to share about when you started your blog and why you started it. Here ya go...
I started my blog on August 14, 2012. Yup. Last month! I chose the name "The Old Country Schoolmarm" because, well, that is what I am. I am a teacher. I love the country. Old? Well, that's relative. Maybe middle-aged, but that doesn't sound nearly as cool. "The Middle-aged Country Schoolmarm". For some reason, I think of knights jousting with pencils, but anyhow. So, "Old" it is. To kids, you are always old anyway. Except to fifth graders. They have learned the art of "schmoozing" to adults and not making wisecracks about their ages. After all, it may be the fine line between an A and an F. Just kidding. Maybe an A and A-. You can decide if I am kidding on that one.
To be honest, I didn't think that anyone would find and read my own blog. I read tips about creating a blog, and they said to keep it short because readers didn't have time to read lengthy diatribes and novelettes. Well, that wasn't me. I appreciate all of you who take the time to read my words because they are many. For example, I was once asked to write an one hundred word grant letter. It was 500 words by the time I was done. Needless to say, I had a lot of revising to do. So, when my first follower found me, I was in tears telling my husband, "Someone found me! I have a follower!" I cherished my first follower (and still do!). Christine from Preferably Prim, on the other side of the ocean, found me first. I was satisfied and blessed with one person to have fellowship with because the fellowship was so sweet. Others becoming part of this circle of fellowship has made it that much sweeter. Through their friendships, I have branched out and found more lovely people to visit and converse with. Blogging is like the roots of a tree that branch out further and further into nooks and crannies to gain nourishment. Friendship is nourishment to the soul.
So the summary for those of you with ADD or are short on time. I started this blog because I am a teacher and an old-fashioned country gal who like to write, craft, and talk. I talk a lot.