Thursday, October 22, 2015

Why I Keep Blogging


From time to time my non-blogging friends ask why I keep blogging. My answers are several. I like writing about books and this is my favorite platform. I like sharing my photos. I like the experiences I have as a result of blogging. Whether it's BlogHer or events I am invited to, my life is richer because of them. But lastly and most importantly, I really like the friends I've made through Buttercupland.

While I was recovering from bronchitis I received this lovely card and tea bag from my buddy, Missy. Though Missy isn't blogging now we've kept in touch and I was delighted by her thoughtfulness. The tea -- delicious -- made one evening of coughing much less difficult to withstand. On another evening I received an email from sweet Anne, who sent me a wonderful article about kohlrabi. Good reading and great recipes. Thanks to you both!

I am blessed to have wonderful friends in New York and around the country. But I can't imagine the last six years without my blog buddies all over the world. The deepest thanks to all of you! And a toast to those I've yet to meet. It all starts with just a comment.

This weekend will be spent with friends long-standing. I'm attending a reunion of my college class in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to touring and programs I'll spend time with friends from college days. But I will also have the opportunity to get to know women from my class I didn't know in college. It looks like a great weekend and you know there will be pictures.

As ever, thanks for visiting and hope you're having a terrific Thursday! 

20 comments:

Kerin said...

Glad to an opportunity to get to know you, through blogging.
So, I for one, am happy that you continue to blog.
Also, I imagine that I shall never see New York City, except through your eyes, and for that, I thank you.
Keep feeling better. Have a great trip and wonderful reunion too :)

~K.

Annesphamily said...

Carol, you are just a real gem! Knowing you here had been nothing but delightful! You are one of those kind hearts and that is why I keep blogging. A friend of mine, who encouraged me to blog suffers from fibromyalgia and depression. I tell her often she would be wise to blog about her everyday life. She has two adorable grand kids and she and her husband have traveled extensively. She and her two siblings are helping their folks in their aging process as they are not in terrific health. Her life is very full and more people than she would think can relate to her. I have gone thru such a hassle with this Medicare business and the rejection all around everywhere is sad! Without a good phamily, friends and blogging friends I am not sure what I would do! I enjoy this so much! I just need to get all drafts done and blog daily which I enjoyed when I did my ancestry 31 days. It helped me get closer to a couple of my cousins I have not seen in years and when my cousin Sammy passed away suddenly I had all the wonderful little tidbits he shared with me . It is something no one can take away from you. Thank you for your friendship and your kind heart. Love knowing you and one day I think we will meet face to face! Hugs, Anne

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet and thoughtful friends! :)

It's me said...

I am also happy with my blog......love to be here.....like your blog .....but comment not often sorry for That....it is not our year i believe.....we Will survived it That is what i believe in......love love love Ria x

Sola Scriptura said...

Yes, it all starts with just a comment! I'm so glad you continue blogging.

Terra said...

I am glad you are blogging since that is how I came to know you. We have some of the same tastes in reading books, for one thing and I like hearing about your NYC adventures while I live in a small city in California. Blog friends like you are precious.

Nellie said...

I sometimes wonder why I continue to blog, though I do take a bit of time away now and then. One thing I DO know - my life is enriched by following YOUR posts, Buttercup! Enjoy your week-end!

Mevely317 said...

I'm so thankful (that) you do!

Marie Rayner said...

I love blogging because it has put me in touch with lovely people like you Carol! I may not always comment, but I do always read! I hope you have a fabulous weekend at the reunion! xoxo

Anne Payne said...

Blogging has enriched my life, too. I've made some dear friends over the last eight years, you included! I hope you have a fabulous time in Richmond. If you ever find yourself back this way let me know. I'm just a little over an hour from there since we moved.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm very thankful for blogging friends like you that do keep blogging. I've seen some wonderful sights I'd never have seen otherwise and learned new things that I wouldn't otherwise know. Hope you enjoy the reunion ! I'll be looking forward to hearing all about it.

Theresa said...

I enjoy blogging too, the friends I have made and it is my journal:) Have a blessed day dear friend and enjoy your weekend, HUGS!

Melinda said...

I too am glad you have kept blogging, I
enjoy your visits to the different parts
of your city.
Lately it has been tempting to stop
blogging then someone I haven't seen
for awhile comments and that keeps me
going. Plus I would miss everyone that
I have met through blogging!!!

Enjoy your trip!

M : )

Susan said...

Hi Carol! I'm a new friend following your blog :) This post has inspired me to keep at my own blogging even if it's sporadic. I'm looking forward to "getting to know you" (and I'm curious where you went to college --- we "share" the same city!) ... Hope you trip is full of blessings!

Simply Linda said...

....and you're welcome to visit us here in western NY anytime you like...we are the Blessed ones that have your friendship. Smiles

Ida said...

I so agree with what you've said. Blogging allows us to connect with people all over the world, travel to places we might not see otherwise & make friends. - I enjoy your blog and am happy that you continue to blog.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Blogging friends are so encouraging and thoughtful! Happy you are feeling better and now enjoying time away with college friends during this beautiful autumn season.

Susie said...

Buttercup, You know we love the pictures. That should be fun meeting up with your college chums. Hope your health is much better...I just went thru a week of something myelf..no sure what it was...possibly allergies. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Ms Sparrow said...

How nice that you have enjoyed so many blessings from blogging! Of course, the fact that you're a lovely person with a delightful blog probably has a lot to do with it.

Pondside said...

I hope you had a lovely reunion weekend!
Your reasons for blogging are similar to mine. It's hard to help a nonblogger understand the pleasures of the connections across the miles.