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...