Summers here at the New Jersey shore have been hot and humid and far too tropical in the last decade or so.
My windows are wide open and the house is just right.
I can hear the boats on the bay, woodpeckers and gulls. Perfect day.
|Beach roses by the bay|
So what about blogging?
Here are my thoughts on blogging.
To me, blogging is about keeping a record of your days, months, years, significant events and ordinary day to day life.
I feel so sad when people let their blogs go or worse, take them down. It is a great loss.
An important record and memorial of their life is gone.
Blogging can be a way to let your family and friends know how you are and who you are.
It is a way to share yourself with others, make friends, and learn .
You can stretch out beyond 'self' and let other people into your life. You can feel with them, empathize with them, show concern, say a prayer for them, encourage and help with your words.
So many people who never comment on a blog read them faithfully and your blog may be important to more than just a few people.
You never know whose life you might touch with words or ideas that to you are mundane and ordinary but to another might be so important.
It is a form of giving and sharing.
Blogging helps you crystallize thoughts. You can see your life on paper, as it were, and it can help you see things you never saw before. It can aid in personal growth and discovery.
Blogging is a community. As we blog and share we grow as a community even though we may be far apart or even half a world away. We become a family and in this divided world I think that is so important. Bridges are built and differences become unimportant.
Personally I love to see what others do for cooking, cleaning tips, crafts, ideas, trips, what you are reading, watching, doing.
I enjoy seeing progress on projects people are engaged in, home improvements, how you solve problems, your vacation photos, your pets, your hobbies, your yard, your life. I love it all and I think others do as well.
Your life is interesting whether you realize it or not and we human beings relate to one another not just in the big exciting things but in the daily things we all do.
Blogging brings the world into your own backyard in a way that the little blurbs of twitter and Facebook can never do.
What do you think?