April 4, 2006
Four years ago I started this blog as a photo blog. More for sharing my pictures with my family, not really for critique. I just love taking pictures but I'm not interested in making them photo contest quality. For you photographers out there... sorry you had to hear that! I had just bought my Nikon dslr and was having a blast taking pictures with my new digital camera.
Over the years, I thought about using the blog to share my thoughts. But I thought people would think I am the craziest thing they ever met. I am not at all eloquent with words. No one would even read it anyway. So I just continued using it for pictures... until I got tired of doing that. In 2008, I only had one post for the whole year. That's so funny!
Then in September 2009, my good friend Julie put out a challenge on her facebook for people to come join the blog world. I hadn't even looked at mine since the previous year, although I always thought it would be fun to blog. Those same old feelings came creeping up again. But this time, I started checking out other blogs. Then I realized there are lots of crazy people out there! I'm not the only one!
So I jumped on board and instantly became addicted to blogging! Seriously, it was an overnight addiction... I was on it all night and didn't get any sleep at all because I kept blog hopping till the next morning! I still blame Julie for my blog addiction! Hehe! But it's a wonderful addiction!
I now have two blogs. At this moment, I follow 112 blogs. I am addicted to blogs and LOVE them so much more than facebook! My family calls me a blog freak. (They also call me a clean freak, organize freak, craft freak, paint freak... I think they really just think I am a freak!). But I love them all anyway. I told them I need a laptop for Mother's Day/my birthday so I can multi-task blog and that will free up the computer for them. Hoping that works!
Thank you Julie for introducing me to blogging in a whole new way! I have met so many incredible, sweet, Godly women these past few months. Women that became instant friends and friends I believe that will be life-long! I have so enjoyed encouraging, praying, inspiring, and brightening their days just as they have done the same for me! I never in my wildest dreams could ever imagine such loving kindness could come from a community of women that I will more than likely never see face-to-face while on this earth. When we make to Heaven girls, I'll get my hug from you then! =]
I'm very grateful for the precious blog community that I belong to. I thank God for the new sisters in my life and the sisters that I have known for many, many years. You ALL are so very precious to me and I love you dearly! Thank you for joining me in this awesome blog world where we live, we share, we laugh, we cry, and we love.