Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Blogging and Friendship
I LOVE BLOGS. There is certain happiness I feel when I "step" into someone else's world via blogging. I have a few favorite blogs which you can find under the Inspiration Point column on my blog. The blogs I love most are the ones where the owner actually reads every comment. I love receiving responses from those bloggers.
I once had someone ask me, "Why do you have a blog? Do you think people really read it?" I gave the simplest answer, which was the truth, "So family and friends from far away can keep up with my family."
I understood her line of question. My blog isn't mind-blowing or Twitter worthy. Most blogs start out personal and evolve into showcasing hidden talents like cooking, baking, DIY projects, photographing, and the list goes on. And my blog? Well, my blog is a documented journey of what I believe makes my life so special. From family to friends to food to vacations - every entry is just a slice of how blessed I feel.
I never realized the power and connection of blogging until I "met" Valerie, the blogger of ValSoCal. Though Val and I have never met, we have fostered a friendship via blog, email, text, Snapchat, and Facebook. We have even "shopped" and had cocktails via technology. And I will even admit, we've texted our way through episodes of The Voice - we have a little thing for Mr. Adam Levine. ; ) I feel like we've known each other for years.
Just a few days after my dad passed our house was looking like a floral shop. Every arrangement and card touched my heart dearly. But there was one arrangement that was delivered and completely overwhelmed me. That beautiful arrangement, pictured above, was from Val.
So if someone were to ever ask me again why I have a blog, I can not only give my above reasoning but I can also say, "To experience the beauty of friendship."
If you haven't stumbled upon Val's blog, just click on the link and be prepared to fall in love.