My First Blog…

Welcome to my first blog!

After many days of contemplating, of tossing-and-turning, of do-it-don’t-do-it – I took the plunge and started my own blog.  With my own domain name –!

I am new to blogging, so this is all still very new and overwhelming.   First had to learn that “blog” is a shortened version of “weblog” – which refers to a “discussion or informational website published on the world wide web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”)”.  (See an article on Wikipedia ( and elsewhere on the world wide web for the history and background of blogs, blogging, and bloggers).

There is a lot of stuff happening in the background:  deciding on and setting up a domain, selecting a host, installing and setting up Wordpress, selecting a theme, layouts, configuration, Mailchimp, and a plethora of other terms and activities.

But, here I am.  Ready to start a journey of blogging that will hopefully give me lots of pleasure in the future.  To see what I’m hoping to achieve with this blog, go to the Introduction to the WICMAR blog page.