Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just in case you didn't know...

I've been blogging for a year and a half now.
I. Love. It.
Unfortunately, blogging takes time away from my novel writing... but it makes me happy, so I don't sweat it so much.
I have come into the habit of not blogging on weekends... I don't know why... it just kind of evolved like that.
More and more, I find myself saying things like...
'Oh my friend Lilly, from Australia, had a similar experience... or That's so funny, my friend Michelle in Michigan has three little boys and I remember... blah, blah, blah...
My Mama called me on the day I found out Braja had been in a horrific accident, I was crying when I answered the phone, and when she asked what the matter way, and I told her... she was relieved it wasn't one of her grandbabies... then had to ask again who I was talking about. She didn't get it. I was crying for someone a million miles away.
AnotherMichelle ...her daughters are so lovely, I'm saving two of my boys for her girls.
MamaKat, I live for her Thursday Writers Workshops... very cathartic.
Becky feeds my soul, makes me laugh, and sends me lovely purple items in the mail.
There are sooo many more I don't have the time to type about right now...
This little box is magic... isn't it?
I feel so connected to all of you.
I don't have a large circle of touchable friends... but my friends I have met in Blogland have helped me through so many things...I feel like I have a larger circle of love.
It's funny... I can tell when people are having a bad day, just by their comments... the "tone" if you will. Some days some are snarky. Some days some just want to spread love and sunshine wherever they read. And other's like to elevate themselves by putting other's down.
For instance...someone may leave a comment that she wouldn't dream or couldn't imagine blogging about a certain topic. That person may have been feeling down or have had low self esteem that day. This magic box is sorta "incognito" so people say things they wouldn't otherwise say in person.
I just wanted to say that I love you.
I think you are great.
I love my followers.
I love those I follow.
I check my stat counter all the time to see where everyone is coming from.
I just wanted you to know that.
I'm going to bed now...


  1. I love bloggyland, too! It's amazing to meet so many fascinating individuals here and how they become such unique parts of your life. I, too, refer to some of my blogger pals in real life as if they are a buddy I hang out with all the time or live right next door. I don't think it matters that we all live a cajillion miles from one another, because we take the time to stop over one another's houses (blogs) several times each week, building friendships as we go.

    And, I don't blog on weekends either. What's up with that? It's like one of those weird things built into my brain. Odd! :-)

  2. Ahh Saundra...we love you too! I haven't been blogging (consistently) for that long and also refer to my bloggy friends that way. The truth is, I talk to lots of my bloggy friends more than my friends IRL! I'm not sure if that should be sad or not, but it doesn't bother me too much. I'm just glad that I can call all of you my friends!

    I loved this post! Have a blessed day.

  3. This is such a sweet post, bloggy friends are wonderful!!! I try to be the sunshine and happy commenter, not snarky and Certainly No Low Self Esteem here!!

  4. Aw, Saundra....I love you...xx

  5. ***Applause*** Well said, I just left a comment on one of my friends blog saying that it's so interesting to see how I was drawn to certain blogs and we have so much in common! Love reading and commenting on your blog!

  6. Snarky? Not me..right? lol
    I agree with you today, as I so often do.
    Happy to have found you in my little magic box.
    Just so you know, If I say it here, I'd say it to your face too.
    Because you know I love you more than my luggage!! ((hugs))

  7. Awww what a great post! I luff it! :)

  8. When I was without my laptop and had lost my links to my bloggy friends I was going crazy. I certainly understand how you feel!

  9. Saundra... oh thanks so much for writing this. You put into words what my family and "real" life friends just don't understand.

  10. What a nice post. I love it!!
    So many of us feel the same way. It's amazing how close we get with our online friends.

    We love you too!


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