I belong to a writing board and recently a member reviewed some sites, mine included. Here's what Virginia Lee had to say:
Marilyn...types about all things royal. I'm ashamed to admit that I once thought this was kind of a silly topic for a blog, but I was wrong. She handles her topic with grace, class, and honesty and I..now visit at least once a week to see what she has to say. I don't believe in royalty much, but it's interesting to learn about this privileged set via Marilyn's blog.
I responded on Virginia's blog that she isn't the first person to think so and she won't be the last! I'm sure there are plenty of people who think that royalty is a silly topic for a blog. Despite this, I can't even begin to count the number of royal blogs out there. At least 20 English language and two dozen more European ones. Looking at the number of sites, maybe it isn't as silly after all.
When I started Marilyn's Royal Blog almost three years ago, I did it mainly to have an outlet for my interest in royalty. People don't necessarily understand why I have such a strong interest in this subject. But that's okay, they don't have to. Through this blog I have found a sense of acceptance with other like-minded people who have also felt misunderstood. I'm not trying to make this into a serious problem people need to seek help for; although I have joked about that in the past!
Although I'm proud of my blog I still find it difficult to tell people about it. Maybe if it were a website it might be easier. Everyone has heard of websites, but blogging is a different story. I also find it difficult to tell people about my show. Luckily I have a husband who takes my blog and my show seriously and actually encourages it. He may not always understand, but he knows it's important to me. I don't know what I'd do without that support.
As a friend of mine recently observed, royalty runs the gamut of celebrity, news, politics, and religion. Considering the interest in these topics, maybe a subject that combines them isn't all that silly after all.
© Marilyn Braun 2007
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