A New World For Me…

All of us would like to believe each one of our “friends” on the social sites, pay attention to links and photos that we share. The reality is, the majority do not. Of course, family members and intimate “friends” stop in to see the new pictures of the baby, the reunion or shared night on the town. They view and leave comments over the new car we bought, the snow drift in our driveway, or our visit to the local pub. As someone recently wrote, “I want my Facebook experience to primarily be interacting with friends and family…”. Not being inundated with business ads.

THAT being said, more and more authors, musicians, jewelry makers, artists, mechanics and even pet sitters are on the social networking band wagon. Myself included. MY problem is, my interests are so varied and diversified. I have found myself “friending” scuba divers, race car drivers, other artists, outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, florists, Beatles fans, any and all Boys Town Alumni that I can find, over-the-road truckers and so on. I’ve also sent “Friend Requests” to individuals who simply looked interesting, lived in a part of the world I’ve enjoyed, or was involved in an occupation I wanted to learn more about.

I looked at my “Friends” list over the weekend and wondered; “What on earth do all of these people have in common?” After several days of mental madness, I smiled. The common denominator is ME! They all have ME in common!

And so, in this new world recently introduced, by a very dear friend of mine, I would like for my first official Blog Post (there have been several experimental posts prior to this) to be one of gratitude to everyone for either inviting me, or accepting my “Friend Request”. Whatever the reason. First and foremost of course, I would hope you “like” my art work. Promotion of said work was my primary reason for joining the social network scene. Perhaps down the line, I’ll simply Blog my profile in order to provide a better understanding of that. In the meantime, I also understand that it’s okay to not be liked by everyone! I don’t want to spend my time trying to make everyone like me because it is inevitably not going to work! Therefore I have more time to spend with those people that really do like me. AND, you don’t even have to like me personally, as long as you “like” some of my art. Come to think of it, you don’t even have to “like” my art, though your input is invited!

Arizona Formations print
Arizona Formations by dbuckman

As I travel down this new highway, I simply wanted to express my appreciation to those who have been along for the ride, and to invite new passengers! My purpose of being here, of course is to promote my art, as well as share the passion of others I meet along the way.

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12 Responses to A New World For Me…

  1. prairieguy says:

    Welcome to the world of blogging Dennis….I have been doing it for over 3 years now.

    Larry Adams


  2. Serena says:

    Dennis, I love your first blog post. I am happy to be on your list of friends and to have YOU in common with the other friends on there. πŸ™‚


  3. Raul says:

    Dennis, you are indeed and inspiration to those who know you. Keep on trucking the highways of life. Your brother.


  4. Debby says:

    Thank You for inviting me in to be one of your Friends. I’ve enjoyed your pictures and artwork over the year. I’ve kept you on my list for the inspiration of your work and being able to converse with someone intelligent and wanting to learn new things about places and good conversation. There is a reason for everything you do in life and you do a lot of inspiring. Keep up the Great work!


  5. Carol Ann Schell says:

    Dennis I think that you are really quite a uni


  6. Dali Burgado says:

    Congratulations on getting the blog up, Dennis!

    A virtual toast! πŸ™‚



  7. Angela Parker says:

    Dennis I think you are so very talented!! Keep up the great work!! You are awesome!!!


  8. Clarissa says:

    I love the photo’s .. You remind me of a modern day cowboy..traveling the dusty plains and mountains. But taking time to admire their beauty in their natural state..I couldn’t imagine anyone not liking you..and I understand the fact that you don’t do thing just for people to like you but people will like you for you..If not who needs them.. In writing or creating art it is an important to do as you feel, not needing people to like it is an important it is part of true expression..And those who have it I admire..Set your own style.. do your own thing..BUt you know this…This is why I admire your art and your new blog..If you can’t be yourself who can you be? Some people don’t get that..


  9. eva says:

    love the blog and the friendship! i feel honored and blessed to be a part of this journey!


  10. Dawn says:

    Hi Dennis,

    I finally made it. I love to look at your work and it inspires me to continue on my quest for photography while on the road as well. I PROMISE to tell you about the “lady in red”. Thank you for inviting me to join you here on your blog.



  11. Thanks for the confidence Dennis !
    Like what you do. It looks very real, as part of you. Keep up and good luck!


  12. Aisa says:

    Congratulations! I hope to read more of your writings πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work.


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