Thursday, April 21, 2011
O & P are for Other People and other O's and P's
I know I'm cheating a bit, but I am behind and I hope it will be worth it. I also apologize to anyone who was expecting "P" to be Pirates or Purling well maybe on the way back Z to A.
This short post is about other people because (Marie Anne) that's how I became involved in the first place. When I started Pirate Knitting, I looked for other blogs and bloggers. I knew they were out there but I couldn't seem to find any community or group. Then came the challenge and no this is not an obituary for the challenge, as I intend to continue, but actual praise for the experience.
I am not a writer, like many others I left another profession, law, and then decided I could write. Places like AC allowed me to write and some people, mostly on the legal side, paid me to write, but this month I found all the real writers. I was both shamed and thrilled to read the excellent blogs and I have not yet even read the whole challenge group.
I believe the same people were or are on YCN, but I saw everyone in a different light during this obsessive journey. Some I had not noticed at all on YCN, which was also a community, but kind of complaining snarky one, and I could be the snarkiest. The group here on Facebook and others in the challenge are such talented caring people that I am glad Other People (Marie Anne) led me to it.
I thank all the non-knitters for struggling through my blog and I thank everyone for letting me make it about more than just knitting as I had always Planned. I hope I used enough O's and P's to pass the audition. Also, what a techie I've become!