Greetings and welcome to my little corner of the world. I thank you most sincerely for visiting and spending some of your moments with me.
This blog post is a little different than my usual. But then again, what exactly is my normal? I create and post from my heart and soul, and it presents itself as a blog post. I have had this on my heart for awhile, and so here it is.
Blogging is hard work, no doubt. You have to tap into your creative self, find the time, find the space, write what you are hoping will sound relatively intelligent and interesting, take photos, find photos, edit photos, ask yourself if you love it, edit it, schedule it, track it……..well you get what I’m saying.
With that said, what I have found in the blogging world are two main things
The first one is, that it is just as important to support others as it is to support your own blog. By us reading each others content, commenting and being encouraging, retweeting like a maniac in hopes that others will enjoy reading what you just did, and then maybe, just perhaps, you can help their site grow. I have found that this is instrumental to connecting to others. I think of this blogging community as a family. I have believed that the numbers will come. Giving is the secret to true success when it comes to blogging. None of us are islands unto ourselves.
I have gained a lot, learned a lot, and have gotten to know many of you and have grown as a person.
So here is my love letter to you all.
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM YOU – I have traveled with you and learned about all kinds of places I have never been, the south of France, Riding a camel in the Sahara, Disneyland Paris, Slovenia, The Northern Lights, the Eiffel Tower at night, Museums, Sunsets and sunrises, the list is endless. I have learned how to cook a few new things, have learned about facial moisturizers and skin care, different palettes for eye make up and perfumes. I have learned how to scrapbook from magazines, make wedding favors, and the latest fashion. I have learned about Pinterest and I have learned I have a collection of friends who are just as frustrated with Instagram as I am! I have learned about plug ins, collabs, and creating different websites. I have learned about 30 day challenges, yoga, meditation, and new exercise routines.. I have learned more about Mental Health and the challenges and struggles there in which helps me be a better person. I have learned about new books to read, countless fall ideas, movies to watch, and music to listen to. And I have only been doing this seriously for 3 and 1/2 months. I find that simply amazing.
I have learned all of this by spending hours and hours reading your blogs, You have taught me much and you have made me a better person.
THINGS I APPRECIATE ABOUT YOU – I have appreciated so much. I think I am taken back by the views and comments on my blog posts. I blog because I love to blog. I love what I write about and it is quite amazing that others do as well. It means more than you know. I know that I RT others a lot, I do love being supportive, but it makes me do a happy dance whenever one of mine gets retweeted! Makes me so happy! The true key to blogging success is giving, sharing, commenting and retweeting.
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT ALL OF YOU – I love the creativity and the very wide and diverse topics that are a part of this blogging community. I love the support and the group of bloggers that are focused on retweeting us all, we would be lost without them! I love the fact that whenever I get on the infamous Twitter and read a blog or two, I come away with a “pearl”, which is what I call a little nugget of knowledge. I love the fact that the young and old, the stay at home moms to the career people, the full time bloggers without employment outside of that to the part time bloggers working alongside of it, can all come together on this platform, supporting each other, learning from each other and teaching each other.
This is my love letter to every one of you who have taken the time to read this. You have all been pieces of a puzzle that has truly enriched my life, made me think, taught me much, and definitely has helped make me a better person.
And I sincerely thank you.
Until next time………be kind……….always,