Blogging was something I’d shied away from, safely sticking within the confines of a forum. I loved sharing thoughts with others, probably because I love to talk, and what better way of doing so than by posting messages? The online friend who had introduced me to forums, had suddenly found a new toy! I’d dropped by to join another chat, only to find a “Ghost Room”, the forum empty, and my friend busily detouring everyone over to her new home, a Blog!

Years later, I became a baby boomer diva with women of my own age bracket, women doing remarkable things with their lives, and almost every single one, had a Blog, or two! My interest aroused, I wanted to know more. A Blog was definitely something worth trying, and why not? I wonder if I could do this? Before giving it any more thought, I took the plunge, daring to step outside my comfort zone, to join my sisters by sharing my thoughts and information with the world! One more challenge in life, and one that had been inspired by these incredible ladies to boldly go where I had never gone before.

Here we were, women over fourty flying through cyberspace at ridiculous speeds, taking risks and daring to test the waters on all new ideas, then reporting back eagerly share with others. I was on my way!

Already a published author, the world of Blogs became a vessel to opening more doors, with this, I found it easier to try my hand at other genres, posting pieces here and there, the online readers, posting critique. It was also a great medium for advertising my work, using the simple Blogspot device to start, then moving up to WordPress, I thank the genius who designed the wysiwyg text editing format!

Just like the boomer nation women, bloggers are always on the move!

My website had to take a back seat while I set up shop, and with advice from each person, I  took their tips and began putting to good use, but my first Blog required a title, a name which would reflect me-Freesiafever became the offspring of my website, A Scent Of A Freesia, still sharing similar information on ovarian cancer, but allowing me the space to explore, further expanding my need to talk, encouraging others to follow my lead. That’s what I define a baby boomer as in today’s world, a leader!

We have a wealth of life-experience under our belts, and we also have the skill and knowledge now to take us on greater adventures. The joy of reading a post you can relate to, the fun of hunting down new resources and tools, everything from widgets to feed burners, embedding music and videos, it never ends. I have at last found a place that can carry my voice, and thanks to various Blogs, have set it free! This diva from ‘down under’ has plenty to say, and plenty of Blogs that can meet all requirements.

I continue the ride of my life, meeting new people as I go, collecting new pointers while following  links, to even more Blogs.

It’s all about finding what a Blog, can do for you- With work, I have found it a faster tool for hosting, so now Blogging has replaced a website for  the music ezine I am affiliated with, it saves us so much more time, less headaches and quicker feedback! So you see, there’s a Blog for every occasion, and if we can do it, so can you!

Check my Blogs here:


Deliberately Debbie Official Website:

Freesia Events:

Debbie Stevens/Author:

Dorothy ‘down under’:

Say it like it is:

A Healthier Awareness:




17 thoughts on “Blogging-along!

  1. Oh, Debbie–

    As always, you express yourself so beautifully and you cover many of the reasons your diva sisters came to blogging, too.

    When a friend first suggested the idea to me, I had my doubts and ignored her idea. But, several months later, she suggested it again, and I took her up on it. Now, I LOVE blogging and have even started a radio show with the same name. My life has changed and much for the better.

    You’ve got to try new things as you age–they keep you stimulated, always learning and YOUNG!

    • Thanks Eileen—you are one of those who encouraged me to spread my wings, while you too, took off….and just look at us FLY!
      BTW—loved your interview about fashion 🙂

      Love Debbie

      Note:Information relating to ezine, has since changed….but a happy contributor, none the less 🙂

  2. Debbie,

    I just love the look of your blog. It seems I’m always coming to a different one–which tells me you’re blog, blog, blogging along pretty nicely 🙂

    You’re right–as baby boomer women we have a lot to say based on our life’s experiences. I love sharing my thoughts and I love reading others–like yours.

    Keep writing!

    • Cheers, Bev 🙂 This blog was originally sitting at Blogspot, that was, until reading Rosie Horner’s post on steps on importing!
      LOVE these ladies!

  3. One of my favorite blogs is yours. You are a gifted writer and I am glad to know you. I like to say, I didn’t find blogging, blogging found me. It has been the perfect vehicle for all the things I too want to write about.

    Isn’t it amazing how many facets we have and how many ways we have of expressing ourselves?

    Thanks for another great post.

    Warmest regards,

    Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher WE Magazine for Women

    • What a compliment, even more so, coming from you!
      Thanks Heidi 🙂

      Enjoyed your own experience & interpretation, how blogging, found you-nice touch!


  4. Debbie, I always wanted to do a weekly column, and I never could find time to pursue making it happen. When blogging came along, I realized I had found the newfangled way to do what I had always wanted. I was born to blog, and I love watching your blogs and seeing you “get into it” with the same enthusiasm I’m enjoying. I didn’t even know what a blog was when someone suggested I start one. Now I have two of them, and I echo your thoughts. For most of my purposes they are better than a static website.

    Rock and blog on! Thanks for reminding us how much growth and fun we can have if we’re just willing to be a little uncomfortable at first.

    • It’s definitely alot of fun, and quite addictive?! lol

      Thanks for stopping by & sharing your own observations 🙂

  5. Debbie,

    You have been blessed with many talents and abilities. It’s so good for all of us who love to read what you have to say, that you have this blog.

    You are insightful, have a way with the written word, and are an inspiration to all who know you.

    I love blogging, too. It is another creative outlet for me. I am ready to venture into the self-hosted world, so I can personalize my blogs more to my liking. Yours has a fresh, clean look to it, and I like that.

    • Thanks Pam-you MUST know by now, your own input has been a true source of inspiration?
      It feeds me with enough love, to keep me going to the next level.

      Thank God, for keeping so many of His children, blogging & connected!

  6. Hi Debbie

    Yes, blogging has become a very cool way for people who have something to say to air their feelings. I, too, am a blogger, and have to say it has been a great forum for speaking to what’s important to me.

    As you know, you can type a message and in minutes be in conversation with people from all over the world, which is still a pretty amazing concept to me.

  7. What a powerful testimony. This is a blog post ever non-blogger should read to see beyond the glasses of fear. It is also a post every blogger should read that ever gets unmotivated to blog.

  8. I’ll take that, as you liked? Thanks for the encouraging reply, your input very valuable in my ‘blogging-life’ 🙂

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