Ode to Blogging
When I started this blog ride, it was because of my friend Summer. She had moved and started the blog to help friends and family still share in her life. I started for alot of the same reason-but then it grew from there in my expectations. So many people that I knew that lived right here also read and I felt like my blog helped me be understood a little better.
Blogging has helped me keep in touch with friends and also deepen many friendships plus so much more. I don't think I fully comprehended how critical writing was to me until blogging. I need so many more words than talking allows sometimes. Other times I need to process things-vent-through writing. Unfortunately those are some of the posts that others often don't process well-but I am beginning to learn "written diplomacy". I also never realized the way to truly be in touch with myself would be to keep a journal. Priceless!!
What I never expected though is that I would be a part of a community of blogger "strangers" who "know" me and "get" me better than some of my real life friends. It is really fun and interesting. AND, oddly enough, I often think of my blogger friends as real friends-because you are. I appreciate the stories you have shared. I pray for you when I know you are struggling with tough stuff. You are like a great big extended family and I love it. Thanks for reading. Those of you who also blog, thanks for putting your hearts out there hoping your posts might make a difference to someone else and clicking publish.
Also, it wouldn't hurt to leave a comment because comments make my heart go all a-flutter.