|A mural of our little town|
So, in keeping my sanity, and my positive outlook on people, humanity in general...I'm taking a little break. A little blogging break. Jen over at "Muddy Boot Dreams" posted a question (three questions actually) about the importance of blogging in ones' life, and just why people blog in the first place. That got me to thinking...a dangerous thing, I know. :) Very interesting to read everyone's responses, and how a similar thread kept recycling over and over. I'm not all that different from most bloggers. So, here goes:
I blog because I originally and probably most importantly, wanted to keep a journal of my life. I want to keep an account of all the things that can happen in my life on a daily basis. The milestones yes, but even more importantly, the little things, those special little things that cause me to pause for a moment, to smile and be thankful. Those little moments in time, that if not recorded, may very well end up being forgotten over time. I want to remember, and this gives me a place to look back over the days, the months, and even the years and reflect. Smile once again. And yes, sometimes cry again.
Secondly, I want to connect with other people. People out there in our world that live far away, and most likely, I never would have known at all, had it not been for blogging. There are so many different people out there! People with passion, people with families, lives so different from my own, and then again, a lot of them who live quite similar lives to my own. I want to reach out and touch someone! I love reading about so many things that these ingenious and creative people can come up with. Amazing, really! I want to know that I'm not so very different from others; and that no matter how bad my day may seem, or how lonely and disengaged that I can feel on some days; I'm never really alone. I can reach out to someone and receive a friendly "cyber hug", a reassuring kind word, some encouragement. I can share smiles and I can share tears, accomplishments and disappointments. For everything that happens to each and everyone of us in this life...we share so much. And in that way, we are friends. And who doesn't want more friends?
And thirdly, how important is blogging to me? At first thought, my answer was, not really important. After all, I don't write here everyday. Sometimes I can go for weeks, and yes I've even skipped a month or more before...but I always return. It's cleansing to write. I usually have no idea what I want or need to write about, but find that once I begin, the thoughts just keep coming...and I can get overzealous and write more than I ever thought I could. I've always been an avid reader, and I get a great deal of pleasure out of reading other people's thoughts, their choices of words, their opinions. I learn when I visit other people's blogs. I get ideas that I never would have come up with on my own. I guess it boils down to perspective. Blogging and visiting other people's worlds gives me valuable insight and a different and sometimes refreshing perspective that may, or may not be very different from my own. It's like a lesson in humanity. Sometimes I gain courage to try something new, validation for my views, permission to be different from anyone else, and know that that's alright. Overall, blogging gives me the feeling of being a part of a very large "whole". And that, my friends is a good feeling. So in retrospect, I guess it's fairly important to me after all.
|One of the many wineries in our little town|
Think about why you blog...You're a daisy if you do!!!!
(name that movie) :)
Blessings all, C-ingspots
Keeping all of our East Coast friends in my prayers...
|Here's that load of wood we got last Sunday - firewood is a beautiful thing!!|
Until next time...