Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

When I started blogging six months ago I had few expectations. On one grandiose hand, I thought that I would be a major blog success and be able to retire and just write and somehow hundreds or thousands of people would want to read my blog. On the other more realistic hand I thought it would be fun to have a blog and I would be doing some writing. Realism won. Blogging is fun and I am writing regularly, but it is also work. I soon found I wanted people to read what I wrote. I didn't especially enjoy being a tree continually falling in the forest and no one hearing the fall. I was already reading a few blogs and left messages and found a few people who stopped by. That was great and I am so appreciative for the first readers of the blog. You kept me going when I otherwise would have quit.

Just like my mother told me many years ago, you have to be a friend to have friends. Same is true in Blogworld. And so I set off to make friends. I wasn't actually looking for friends, I was looking for interesting blogs to read and to be part of a blog community. I looked for blogs of middle years folks and blogs of writers and found some wonderful people all over the world. One blog led to another and to another and to another and now I can genuinely say I have blog friends, or more accurately blog sisters.

What a lovely community I have found! From Texas to West Virginia, from New Zealand and New York, England to India and Indiana, Oklahoma and Arizona and Alabama and a dozen points around the world. I have had two sad times in the last few months and you have been supportive and caring. I can't thank you enough dear blog sisters, you are all the best!


Elizabeth said...

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your aunt.
I, too have made many friends in blog land, which has been a special blessing as I am home bound on a medical disability.
I hope to visit again soon!

blushing rose said...

Aren't you so sweet ... there are so many wonderful friends out here in this blogland ... diverse, talented, spiritual ... true friendships develop & we share with each other in happy & sad moments ... how blessed can we be ... Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

I don't quite fit your category of reader, or writer as the case may be...but I'm glad to know that you are there!

Hugs and kuddos!

k and c's mom said...

Blog friends have been an unexpected blessing to me, too. Glad you are back.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Ah, the bloggie world! I have found some nice folks, and even one interesting person in New York who also has a deep and abiding respect for root vegetables.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Buttercup, the journey to your blog, is always a fun, worthwhile trip!
Take care, and keep at it girl!

Chatty Crone said...

You have a friend in Georgia too!

debbie said...

Dear Buttercup,
you have a friend in Oklahoma....I have been so busy with Amy I have not been able to be a very good bloggie friend but I do want to thank you for taking the time to pray for Amy when my sister posted a Call to Angels to pray. She told me to not worry about blogging and she would do the updates when I called her with reports....we are very close.
I do so enjoy reading what you are a breath of fresh air and a big peak into New York's culture, lights, and way of doing things
Angel Hugs