Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Morning to you!
If you are a blogger, I have some questions for you today.
Do you ever stop and think about the blogging you do? Do you ever go to post
and find yourself wondering, "why am I sharing this, or why would someone
be interested in this event or info?"
Or, how about you ever wonder what to share and what not to share?
Do you ever have trouble remembering the "why" and the "what" that defined your blog
when it was born, and then wonder if that "defining moment" continues on?
Perhaps, I am putting too much thought into this, but I was just curious if you had ever thoughts like this?
I so enjoy visiting other blogs. I learn many new things from each of them. Most of all I appreciate
all the wonderful friends that I continue to meet through this blogging world.
But, for today...all I have is my cup of coffee.
Maybe tomorrow will bring more:)
Hope your Monday brings you some joy and inspiration...if you need it.


Judy said...

A cup of coffee on Monday morning is just perfect! I ask myself many of those questions...often...and don't always have answers. But I have so enjoyed my foray into blogging...and all the wonderful blogging frineds I have made...and the many things I have learned from them.

Your blog is always refreshing...and blessing!

Crickit said...

Yes... I have asked myself some of the same questions that you posed. It is usually right after I hit the "post" button. I am glad though that we all share the blogs that we do.... really none of them are alike and it is fun to learn about each other. And in your case, you share so many great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing all that you do! :)

Happy@Home said...

I would have to answer each of your questions with "yes". I have wondered all of the same things and I'm often surprised that anybody would be interested in what I choose to do a post on.
It is interesting to see the many different topics we bloggers choose to talk about. I receive so much inspiration and information from others. I can't imagine life without blogging :).
Enjoy your coffee on this Monday morning.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I started out with a family blog. My family all lives out of state and I thought they could keep in touch with us this way. I found out that they weren't all that interested! lol (sad I know). I also discovered my favorite blogs to visit were DIY/home decorating blogs. So finally one day I asked myself "why don't I blog what I love?" So that is what I started to do and I love every minute of it!! I've given up my old hobby (scraobooking) which never brought me much joy and my blog is my creative outlet.

Gram said...

I started my blog to chronicle our grandparent experience because I knew I am not good at scrapbooking or even putting photos in an album. I have always been careful of not putting any info that would hurt my family and have asked family and friends if they minded if I posted about them. I did not know when I started blogging about the coummunity out there and how I would feel connected to people I did not know. It has been a wonderful surprise.

Queenmatrai said...

What a pretty happy blog :)
God Bless

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh yes...I do have to keep going back to why I began to blog: to give my parents a way to see into my days from far away, and to write about what interests me. I have never questioned hitting "post". I have often reminded myself that I am a great big grown up woman and therefore should avoid whining at all cost; consequently I've learned to reflect the good rather than the unpleasant aspects of life.

It is often tempting to write to gain the attention of others; I have to remind myself that authentic writing reflects the writer, not what she thinks others would wish to read. That's what makes a blog unique!

I do enjoy your creativity; it inspires me too!

Debbie said...

My daughter started my blog for me as a gift. I failed to see the point originally, but I think my mind was changed when I got my first comment. It is a wonderful way to reach out and touch someone(please forgive the cliche') and be touched back. People are so busy all around us and tend to get very self-involved,often to the point of isolation. Blogging has allowed me to have conversations with many women out there who are alot like me in areas of faith, family and political interests. It has often encouraged me, made me feel less lonely and isolated, and allowed me to hopefully help others. "And though it has never put a penny in my pocket, I believe it has done me good, and I say 'God Bless it'"
Ok, that was Dickens quote from A Christmas Carol, but one might apply it to answer the blog question as well:)
Raising a question on your blog is a good litmus test for decision making, especially if you have a wonderful group of followers who you trust. I have often surprised myself by laying my heart open on certain issues in order to support someone who was going through a painful issue, and I've received the same gift back from many of you.
I've come to think of some of my blog buddies as friends who I just haven't had the pleasure to meet because I'm treated with such care and kindness. Who doesn't need that?I've also had the pleasure of meeting several in person and have made some promising friends.
Thanks for opening that discussion!
Hugs, Debbie

Stacey said...

Yes, I wonder about this daily. I sometimes wonder the point too. My first interest in blogging was decorating, gardening, and cooking. As time has passed, I've come to think of many bloggers (including you) as friends. So it seems natural to say some things that probably should be more guarded. I remind myself daily that this is the world wide web. Anyone can read what we write so I don't want to tell r e a l l y personal things. Some people don't seem to mind that though. I think it's whatever each person is comfortable with.

BARBIE said...

Thank you for the cup of coffee! Yes, I think about all of these things often. My blog is mainly to write and reflect on what the Lord is teaching me and I think I stay true to that. I do blog hop and participate in various memes to meet other bloggers and build community. I just love blogging and the friendships it has brought to me. There are so many fabulous people out there. Where have they been all of my life!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Great thoughts to ponder my friend!!

And, I LOVE it...even when you bring just a cup of coffee. :-)

Kathleen said...

Hello, I ask myself these questions too. I think we all have our own different answers. I'm relatively new to blogging and up to now I find it's fun and a great way to record life, mainly just the simple things for family to keep up with. I'm also trying to record family history and blogging is a great way for everybody to share in that. I really enjoy seeing into other people's different worlds. I enjoy seeing into your world and love your gift ideas. For me blog world is a happy place, let's hope it stays that way!

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy, Thank you for the coffee. It's something I love and especially in the morning. I brew Maxwell house columbian here in my home.
I guess we have all asked ourselves these questions. I enjoy blogging. I have always kept some sort of a journal and I consider my blog an interactive one in some ways. I have made some wonderful bloggy friends. It's like we are all a group of pen pals here. I don't worry too much about what I post. Most of what I post are just things I like, or have always done, but now incorporate into my blog. All of my family and most of my friends have my link. What you read is who I am. I lead a very simple life. I consider blogging a hobby. It's fun and rewarding.

Melinda said...

These questions do pop in sometimes but I just move on and remember that I started this to meet others and it was a distraction when Ken was out of work.
I love meeting others and reading other blogs but it all can be frustrating at times too.

See you next time.


Kathleen said...

Yes, yes and yes. I'm forever questioning my motives, or assessing the time it entails.

But this I know: there's a whole lotta people & "things" on the internet that are just plain awful. I have come to see this venue as the uttermost of the outermost; yet another mission field.

So, please keep prettying it up. You represent a cyber-vacation for me.


Miss Debbie said...

I started my blog in March, so I am a novice. I am enjoying having something that is mine where I can write about whatever I like! I began the blog in hopes that it would make me more aware of God at work around me and I believe it has. I believe my motivational gift is encouragement and I have come to see how God can use blogging to bless the lives of others. I know I have been blessed as I have visited around. Your posts are always beautiful, positive and refreshing. I am so glad I found you!

corners of my life said...

To me, reading blogs is like leafing through a favorite magazine and visiting new friends at the same time. Two things I love to do ~ so it is a double pleasure for me.

4evergreene said...

I am new to the blogging scene and I ask myself those questions also. I thought it would be a way for me to express myself but I seem to stumble over my posts trying to decide what to share. I really enjoy your blog. Your photos and layouts are great. I haven't learned all those tricks yet but hope to as my blog matures.Hope you have a great Tuesday, cant wait to see what you share. Thank you and God Bless!!! said...

What good questions, and yes... I think most of us have asked them. I began as a post to my grandkids, and quickly saw that it was about my own thought processes and what God is teaching me. There is something in the writing down of some of these things that clarifies it in my own mind. I had never written anything before I began a blog, and I really did it out of curiosity at first.

I have met so many wonderful special people... and have felt both the giving and recieving of lessons learned, trials shared,fun & humor, hearts blessed, and a genuine fellowship. As long as that keeps happening... I'm in! If it stops... so will I.

Keep the cup of coffee handy...
and thank YOU for a blog that is a real favorite of mine.


Lovella ♥ said...

Judy. .I often ask myself those questions and when I can have a face to face conversation with another blogger I always bring up those sorts of things.
I think that I had no idea how my blog would develop over the years. I see it as a reflection of where I am at. .and I see it as a journal of sorts with sometimes only me reading between the lines.
I have certainly shared things that I wonder if I should have.
I think that the most wonderful part of blogging has been the affirmation that it is wonderful and helpful by the friends I have gained.

a woman who is said...

Judy, just reading everyones responses. I think I started to just journal, and share. Reach out to the world wide web community. Not a whole lot of thought on my end =>

I might be shallow, but I might be just free spirited too. I don't take my blogging to seriously. But I do take seriously the wonderful people I have met.

When I first started I felt like this was a virtual way to connect with woman. We don't really have the backyard fence to chat over anymore, or the town square, or the daily trek to the well. Lives are busy, and the world is moving so fast. This is a little spot of connection between kindred spirits, and women hood really. I adore getting a peek into your world and knowing we are on similar but unique journeys.

Some how I feel less isolated. I love my blog land friends and all that goes on in their world that they feel the freedom to share!

Tracy said...

If you only knew how many times these thoughts cross my mind! I suspect that's true for all of us! I've often talked myself right out of a posting something, only to regret it later. I try now not to overthink it because often the posts I hesitate most about are those that are best received. (Go figure!) I ALWAYS love your posts. Each one offers a little glimpse of who you are and each one is truly a blessing.

Sheryl said...

look at all the comments you received, thatis so wonderful!

i started blogging just as a journal and reminder of my journey with Jesus through the pain.

i continue to blog because of the genuine frienships i have made & knowing that others are truly interceding for my family.

people just like you....who i would NEVER have had the privilege to know.


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