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!