Saturday, January 12, 2008

Oh, the blog world in which we live

I have a few blog favorites and I have made a few blog friends.

I visit lots and lots and lots of blogs but only comment at a few. I get intimidated if there are more than 7 or 8 comments and figure that blogger doesn't need any new friends. I read one blog that regularly gets 400, 500 and even once more than 3000 comments. I would never even think of commenting there.

In the past couple of weeks I found some blogs that for some reason I used to read and then lost touch with. Two of them have experienced divorces, and two have had babies. It was quite shocking, really.

I love the crafty blogs, but again, don't comment there much. They all seem to be writing books, which makes them AW-THURS, and thus, out of my league. Not that I'm star struck or anything, I just figure they already have enough on their plate.

There are a few of you, if I were traveling through your town, I would stop to see. And for a couple of you, it wouldn't feel weird.

I work with a couple of bloggers and that is fun! It lets me see a different side of the people I work with. But it was VERY hard to share with them that I, too, had a blog.

I haven't shared with too many of my real life friends this little hobby. I feel extremely vulnerable about it and I don't know why. It's not like I'm spilling my guts out here. I think probably because it is not an accurate representation of who I am. Well, it is and it isn't. I haven't been as adept as some of you out there who have great blog voices.

I have a friend who should definitely be a blogger. If you are reading this LD, this means you! Everybody would fall in love with you, even if you are de-caffeinated.

Thank you, all my bloggy friends, for sharing your life with me, a stranger. You have added to my life and made me think and laugh and pray for you. You make me want to be a better blogger so I have something to give back. I hope you find this little fluffly bloggy something to look forward to as much as I look forward to yours.

Go forth and blog!


Heidi Renee said...

I love comments - they make my day!

I have enjoyed reading your blog - don't know if I have been lurking or if I've ever commented, but I thought I'd come by and say HI!

sherri said...

I know exactly what you mean about being vulnerable about the whole blog thing...which is funny since anyone could stumble by and read what we're willing to post. :)

But I'm glad we ran into each other on that non-defunct blog Lisa started on Tozer...that was what gave me the guts to give this whole thing a try.

And if you're traveling East, know you have a place to stop in. :)

sherri said...

The "now-defunct" not "non-defunct" blog...

The hazards of not proof-reading my comments. :)

wilsonian said...

I would love it if you popped in for a visit!! :)

Sue said...

I know what you mean about being vulnerable when sharing that you blog. you really put yourself out there when you share what you think. My sister made fun of me for some of the things i was blogging about which made me pretty nervous about my words,.... But i enjoy hearing your words and checking in you. You're so fun to know!!

carrie said...


I know what you mean. It was weird for me to say something to you that first time--strange, isn't it?

I enjoy reading your posts and running into you around town!

Terri said...

I know what you mean! Some people here in the blogosphere are so talented and amazing it sure can be intimidating!

I like my little blog. I like "meeting" new people and once I think I got 10 comments! Woo Hoo!! My little blog makes me happy though and that's what counts when you blog, don't you think?
God bless

paula said...

I have been bad about not visiting enough lately, I'm trying to be better. I've noticed too that I've become shy about commenting for some reason. Not really sure what that's about...

And? You may come and stay in the new room just as soon as it's finished.

Sarah Louise said...

Awww! Well, I don't really have an extra bed, but we could go to Tazza...

I love blogging too. And the whole voice thing--I think the reason why I don't exactly shout from the rooftops "I have a blog" is that I sometimes express too much...and then I think GAH...

I don't think I would want 300 comments. But 10 sounds nice. (I also get comment envy...)

hugs back at ya, darlin!

BabelBabe said...

i love my bloggy friends. some real friends have become bloggy friends, and some bloggy friends have become real-life friends. it's so cool all around.

the book i mentioned in my last post, where I looked ahead? Friday Night Knitting Club. I may still finish it but ....well....have you finished it?
what did you think?