Thankful Thoughts 9/20/18


Today I am thankful for the all positive feedback I’ve received in response to moving my blog to Facebook and inviting all my Facebook friends to read it.

In the past I kept the Josie Two Shoes side of my life as separate from my “everyday identity” as I could due to snoopy stalkers, coworkers, etc. It felt safer, but I didn’t get very many readers or much feedback on Blogger or WordPress.

Most of my blog friends knew my legal name/identity as well, but a lot of friends and family on Facebook were not aware of my blog. Then one day I just decided that it was time to “out” myself. Those who liked me would probably still like me, and those who find reasons not to will just find a few more reasons. That’s their problem, not mine.

Josie Two Shoes is the real, unfiltered, unapologetic me. I can’t tell you how freeing it has been to be able to share myself so openly! I’ve always been an up front person, not one to shy away from sharing my thoughts, so a public Facebook blog is more in keeping with that philosophy.

I am surprised and delighted at the number of people who are now following Josie Two Shoes on Facebook and take the time to read my rambling posts which are very much off the cuff. Facebook makes it easy to hit “Like” to let someone know you’ve visited even if you don’t have the inclination to leave a comment, although I love feedback too. (At the request of a few blog friends who don’t do Facebook I am duplicating these posts on WordPress because I value their input.)

I just wanted each of you reading here to know how thankful I am for your interest and your friendship! If you ever have any questions or something you’d like me to write about, don’t hesitate to ask; my life is pretty much an open book. 😊

While there are both pros and cons to social media, I think that blogging is yet another way that it can be used in positive manner. If the spirit moves you, give it a try!


Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

4 thoughts on “Thankful Thoughts 9/20/18”

  1. Do you have a link to your Facebook blog? I’m happy you’re getting positive feedback. It’s always tricky putting our blog selves out there. I post my blog posts on my Facebook too. If somebody has been offended I haven’t heard. I am waiting tho…. 🙂

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