About

Hello

My name is Glynis Jolly. I’ve been on the blogosphere for over fifteen year, flitting from one blogging host site to another. I still have blogs at other host sites but this is where I’m the most comfortable.

About
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I’m an older struggling writer trying to complete that first novel. I’m sure once I’ve done that, I’ll want to continue to write more stories. You’ll find I’m obsessed with writing if you browse through this blog, although occasionally I will touch on other subjects. If you’re curious as to which topics I usually discuss, please consult the list of categories on the sidebar.

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Personal Trivia

How Older Am I?

I’m old enough so AARP can consider me a senior but I really don’t feel old inside yet. I’m old enough to have salt and pepper hair (and I’m not a redhead). I’m old enough to not only be a grandmother, but a great-grandmother to boot. I’m old enough to remember the unrest that was prevalent in this country (U.S.) during the Vietnamese War. I’m old enough to have been one of the demonstrators against that war, although just barely. I’m old enough to know I don’t know even half of what I could know if I had paid better attention all these years.

A Loner — I Think

I seem to be my happiest when I’m alone. I can be a chatter box but once I’m out in that sort of setting, I always wish I had stayed quiet instead. Being a loner makes life trying as part of a couple. This appears to be double in my circumstances because my husband is the opposite of me wanting people and noise 24/7. Fittingly, my son (from my first marriage) is like me, an introvert, while my stepdaughter is like her father, an extrovert.

True to My Culture

Despite the fact that I live in Tennessee right now, I’m definitely a westerner. Unlike here in the eastern US, cultures, races, and economic classes mix freely and wildly in the west. Often I forget where I am and treat everyone the same, putting people ill at ease no matter which side of the fence of the ostensible piece of land being of subject. I feel as if I’m living in a foreign country most of the time.

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I hope you’ll distinguish my posts with your presence and be good enough to comment on what I write.

Welcome!

 

65 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi Glynis,Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for a whole heap of awards – The sisterhood of world bloggers, the inner peace award, the angel award, the wonderful team member readership award and the wordpress family award. You can find out more at http://irenewaters19.com/2014/05/19/awards-galore-inner-peace-angels-award-sisterhood-wordpress-family-and-more/
    Hope you will accept. I just wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated your visits, your posts since meeting. Cheers Irene

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  2. You are so right about the ‘About’ page! It is indeed the first stop folks usually make when they decide whether to follow a blog. I’ve been blogging for a year, and my ‘about’ page needs an overhaul. I didn’t pay much attention to it when I began my blogging journey. Ah, well, just one more thing for my ‘to do’ list – work on my ‘about’ page. 😀

    You have a nice blog. I’ve read your comments on Tess’ wonderful blog, ‘Let’s CUT the Crap’ and decided to check your blog out. I’m glad I did.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Kate. I need to update my ‘about’ page again too. Things just keep on happening.

      Tess is such a dear. We’ve become good cyber friends.

      BTW, I’m following your blog now. 😀

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  3. When I first started blogging, I thought it was odd when people left a like or a comment on my about page but not on any of the posts. But I often do the same thing now–and it makes sense to me these days. Strange world, this blogging.

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    1. I didn’t used to click on the ‘likes’ but I figured out that it was a way to tell the person I read their comment. This is especially handy when I don’t have anything to write back. That person at least knows I’m not ignoring him or her.

      Although I do read most about pages, I refrain from leaving a comment usually because there’s so many anyway. I’ll find a post to read at that blog and make my comment there.

      I do have to admit though it’s great to know someone is interested enough to read this page. 😉

      Thanks ❤

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      1. …and so (of course) I hit the Like button on your reply.

        On my own blog, I use the Like button, in part, to let people know I’ve left a comment, because not all (or for all I know, any) of them will have checked the Notify me of new comments box. I checked that on someone’s blog once and am still getting pointless comments in my inbox, so I’m very, very sparing about checking it now.

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  4. Fabulous to meet up with you Glynis! I love the warmth of your writing and character. Thank you for taking an interest in my little blog. Have a lovely evening. I look forward to reading more of your work. 🙂

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    1. Illian, when I briefly scanned the columns of posts on your first page of your blog, I knew I’d enjoy reading what you write. Your creativity goes past the norm, that’s for sure. Thank you for deciding to follow my blog. I don’t have the writing experience you have, but nonetheless, I am a writer and am thrilled to have someone as accomplished as you reading my scribble. 🙂

      (I love your name.)

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      1. Thank you for your extremely kind words Gynis! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. Experienced or not, you have a lovely voice and a very, very enjoyable style of writing. And I must say–Glynis Jolly is a pretty fabulous name (my name often gets muddled–I answer to Lillian, Jillian, and yes, even Elaine… 😉 )

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  5. Hi Glynis,
    From one “senior” to another, it is a pleasure to meet you. You have a very interesting blog and discussing mental issues is an important one. Best of luck with your WIP. As a Southern all my life, let me just say, you wouldn’t make me feel uncomfortable. I would invite offer you tea and long conversation. Thank you for following my blog and welcome to the fence jumpers. I look forward to reading your comments and conversing more with you. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Shari. I love colors. I play with them all the time. This isn’t to say I’m a visual artist because, actually, I’m kind of sucky at it. I will probably change this look after Thanksgiving, something more suitable for winter. I’ll keep in mind that the background shouldn’t be white though. I have an online friend who has a problem reading on a white background.

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