It's Wednesday, and that seems as good a day as any for thinking out loud. Especially as this is my 500th post! When I hit publish today, it will be the 500th time I've pulled something together and sent it out to the world and wondered who would find it.
It all started with Shimelle's Blogging For Scrapbookers class in 2009; and many of the bloggers I met then are still blogging partners and friends today. We keep in touch and that seems like a good reason to keep on blogging.
Last night I heard the news that one of those friends, Deb, had lost her dear Mum Marti who had been living with Ovarian cancer for the last year. Everyone here is so very sorry for her loss. Through the final months Deb has been using her blog to highlight the curse that is Ovarian cancer and it has been a privilege to see Team Teal at work. Now that seems like a good reason to blog too.
At the weekend I was reading about a girl who started to blog about her school dinners and has ended up raising thousands of pounds to feed students in Africa. Another good reason to blog.
|My photos today come from a little album which originally appeared in Scrap365 magazine May 2012 along with a piece about blogging|
And I often turn to some of the experts I have highlighted here before. Blog Guidebook, Pugly Pixel and the rest. If you know how to do something really well and you are able to share that with the world? Good reason to blog.
That's where the rest of us come in. I started blogging because I wanted to find other women who liked to make the kind of things I like to make. Turns out I found a whole lot more. It turns out that there are lots of bloggers out there who love their family and friends the same way I do; who enjoy the little things in life; and a moment to reflect; and a roof raising laugh when we can find one. There's a good reason or two to keep on blogging. What we have in common is greater than the distances between us.
It's true. Some of the most gratifying comments I get aren't about what I make at all. Instead they are the ones that start with - I know what you mean or I feel that way too. I guess we all want to feel that someone else out there gets us. That's what blogging at five hundred does for me. That's what, I'm wishing, blogging does for Deb, and her daughter Carrie,and the others out there who have their troubles this Autumn.
- Now, what does blogging do for you?