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 You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why Blog?

I have been asked the Why Do You Blog Q by many,
There are a number of reasons, the most truthful being,
I like to, particularly in this forum, in many ways it is like an online journal...
When I started writing, I didn't want to blog, not in the way that many did,
My son actually set up my Myspace account,
And while I enjoyed stopping by and commenting on blogs,
It just never quite worked for me, too much something...
I guess because it was work, any many ways it felt like another job...
About a year and half ago, though I wrote a local article, entitled, 'What Makes You Jealous',
And it inspired much conversation,
I was amazed at how that word caused so many to react,
As a result of that I had a stream of emails from people who wanted to explain to me why they weren't ever jealous,
Or confess that they were but they didn't want to call it that...
This went on for days,
Finally one woman suggested I start a blog,
Hmmm, still I wasn't sure,
But one day I sat down and researched it and a blog was born,
I knew I simply wanted to Ramble, so that's what I called it,
And I love it because I can 'talk' about anything,
And anyone who chooses to come by can and either join in,
Or they can glide by saying nothing,
I get emails from folks about my blogs moreso than anything,
Because I have learned that to many a blog is a lot like an answering machine,
Many just don't want to leave their voice print,
Other times I am sitting somewhere and someone will say,
"Girl I read your blog today, so and so told me about it and I just want to say, it is just what I needed today...'
That is the same way I post on blogs,
I have those I check and post on as often as they post,
The ones that inspire me, entertain me, enlighten me, or simply brighten my day,
Others I read and glide on by,
I understand the simple rules, everything is not for everyone,
And somedays you are going to hit your blog marks,
And other days....well you feel me...
Someone asked me how do I get people to participate...
I told them that I send out new blog post info to those who post regularly,
The others come and go...
I also told her that I only send it out once,
Folks know if they want to come by or not...
So I blog because I like to, sometimes it's just fun, other times it's like therapy,
Many times it's just a way to RAMBLE...



Anonymous said...

Angelia, I'm like you, I blog because I want to. When it stops being fun, I stop. When I feel like starting it back up, that's when I do. You open the door to anyone who wants to read and build up a dialogue between visitors. Although everyone's opinions may be different than your own, it makes for interesting conversation.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

that is it exactly...and I love the differences of opinions...


Barbara Joe Speaks said...

You go girl! Thanks for the post. I'm still trying to get the hang of this blogging thing..

Barbara Joe

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Hey Sister Barbara,
it's good to hear from you, I had to find what worked for me. The myspace thing never did, I just couldn't get into it, maybe the space wasn't intimate enough. However this really works for me because I can ramble, put it out there and allow it to take it's own course. If it were just about my books, though I probably would have stopped by now...laughing...just find what works for you and some topics that you like talking about and go from there,,,


CapCity said...

i feel ya, Mama Deep;-). I blog because...i'm addicted! lol! myspace is TOO much visually for me & the space for their blogs isn't enough - I just don't like it visually. I like myspace for musician friends where i can go sample their latest. I like the clean-ness of blogger & like reading wordpress - but maintaining a wordpress blog is less intuitive - to me. as always when i DO stop by it's SUCH a joy!

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks Cap,
I am always glad to hear from you, always...


Tyhitia Green said...

Great post! I started my blog a year ago and am surprised I found that many topics to discuss. I was always afraid that I would not have anything to say. I mostly discuss writing, but I discuss whatever else I feel as well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to come back by. I'm sure I'll be back here. Actually, I've been by a few times already! :*)

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks DemonHunter,
I appreciate you and I will be back, for sure...


Gwyneth Bolton said...

I have no idea why I blog. I started blogging because I wanted to create a space on the web to talk about black romance novels and other novels. And I thought I might also talk about my journey as a writer. I don't know what the blog ended up being. But that was why I started it. LOL.


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Lady Gwyneth,
your blog is one of those places I go to find out about books,you have singlehandedly added more books to my library than almost anyone...giggling...and to be enlightened and entertained, so whyever you did it, I am glad you did...


Poetic Genesis said...

It just never quite worked for me, too much something...

Yeah, I felt that way about myspace after a while...

And somedays you are going to hit your blog marks,
And other days....well you feel me..


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Smooches G-Nice,


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