Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




Contact information:
Website: http://acvermen.blogspot.com
Email: acvermen@yahoo.com
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Why I Blog...

The question has been asked, 'Why I Blog"
And what made me choose this arena to blog in...
I came to blogging quite reluctantly...
I was in a few literary groups and found myself enjoying that,
But I only joined in discussions if a topic touched me,
And when I did if it got dramatic or negative, I was quiet from that point on...
I don't do drama...life is too short, especially to work up over opinions....
After being encouraged to blog,
Many seemed to feel I had something to say...Bless you all...
I tried a few places...
But those forums, where it was all about 'friendships' (giggling)
And who could outblog whom...became passe' for me quickly....
Then one day I was talking to a friend at work...
And talking to a friend online,
I had written a piece about jealousy and they both thought I should share it with the masses,
So I reasearched blogs,
And discovered the eblogger worked for me,
It was user friendly,
You could set it up so people could comment if they chose or not if they chose,
Immediately I started gettting responses,
Not so much on the site but in the form of emails to me...
I loved that...
And a side benefit was that those who enjoyed what I blogged about,
Actually started purchasing my work,
And recommending it to others,
Though I rarely aggressively market my work on my blog,
Some even suggested I create a blog book,
Thanks Gwyneth for suggesting something that was marinating in my mind,
and it seemed to unleash others to ask, suggest, support the same thing,
So at the end of the day,
I blog as a form of self-expression,
In an environment that allows participation,
But respects those who choose not to...
Because a part of my ministry,
Is to put out there in written form those things,
That can hopefully be of some benefit to someone,
While being a form of therapy for me...
While doing one of the things I Love Most...
WRITING...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

10 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Because a part of my ministry,
Is to put out there in written form those things,
That can hopefully be of some benefit to someone,


Excellent, Angelia! That's such a powerful goal and a freeing reason to write. It's the way I think about the classroom when I teach, especially when I'm dealing with issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. I don't know if students will be open, but if I can reach some one. It allows me to do what I have to do not always wondering if masses will follow, but knowing the possibility is always there...

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Exactly my sister,
It took me more than a minute to compose this blog, though it had been thought about for a minute...but so many things occurred this week that made it clear to me what I needed to say and why I truly blog, I know I can reach people one on one and always have, but there are so many hours in a day, but through this very small medium it has been amazing how many have claimed to have been touched, as hoaky as this may sound I love to write but dreams of grandeur are not a part of who I am or why I even write books...and when I profess my faith, it is one of the truest things about me, many without real faith find it something to deride but I am cool with that because I know through faith and hard work I will reach those meant for me to reach and will ultimately sell books in the numbers that is about my blessings...

Love
angelia

Yasmin said...

Hey sis and thanks for the 'why I blog'...I enjoyed reading your thoughts and having you share them with me...and I got it...you don't write as much to to make money from it as to let those who want to hear your voice hear it...did I get that right? :)
So does this mean I shouldn't have pimped out your blog...hehe.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Great blog!
I love to write as well.
I am going to get your books!

Ananda said...

dear sistalove. i think what you said about writing as your ministry was wonderful. it made me think about writing as my ministry to share what comes from spirit and heart. i learned about your blog from yasmin of apooo connections. i will come back and visit your blog regularly. peace, creativity, wisdom, joy, and love, ananda

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Yas,
it is perfectly okay to pimp my blog and I am so appreciative, it seems that today is my blog pimping day...feeling blessed

angelia

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks Ananda for coming through, I appreciate the love...

blessings

angelia

Lleeo said...

My comment isn't related directly to this post, but I have just been directed to your blog by the lovely Monica Jackson, and may I just say that you have a BEAUTIFUL voice. Thank you for deciding to share it with a wider audience on the web. =)

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Thanks lleeo,

appreciate the love, come by again,

blessings...

angelia

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna make my own blog