Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some thoughts on blogging

So two years of blogging, and almost 400 posts later... phew. Who knew how addictive this blogging thing would be??


I started out blogging as a way to share my creating, because it is true, my Hubby just DOESN'T get all my crafty makings....And from there is has grown to a blog with so much more.

Blogging inspires me.
As a person who loves to craft, as a parent, as a believer, as a person striving to live a more simple life, as person with coeliacs and other food intolerances, blogging has opened up my world.
There is so much food for thought, so many delicious things to love out there in the blogosphere.
Oh and then there's Pinterest ...my biggest timewaster.

I have learnt so much about myself these past two years. I have learnt that I am much stronger than I ever imagined. I have learnt to have more confidence in my creating.  I have learnt that persistence and patience pay off (yes..ahem, crochet, I won in the end!).

My Mum has learnt a lot too, like the fact that mummy bloggers who you meet over the internet are not likely to be axe-wielding murderers who invite you to the beach with their family.... (hehehe, Simone and Gail, you scary gals!! lol))

And who would have thought that I would have met around 30 bloggers, mostly this year alone!!

And that many of them have became instant, precious and special friends. People you connect with on so many levels and feel like you already know them. Friends you know will be lifelong.

just two of those special girls!

I have learnt that having crazy blogging friends is TOTALLY awesome and posting videos like this and this and this, well, it pretty much rocks. Then this gorgeous girl goes and tops it with this!!! Isnt she amazing!

I guess I am learning, through this blogging gig, to be comfortable in my own skin. That its okay to be me. And heck, I even put photos on my blog of me now!! thats a huge increase in confidence!

A highlight of blogging for me would have to be the 'Softies for Christchurch' drive I did earlier this year. I cried and cried as the toys arrived in droves at my house, from all over the world,  with beautiful messages of support and love for the children of Christchurch.  These have now been distributed and I even have a few photos to share in another post.

I am ever so grateful to my loyal followers and commenters. I'd love to say that the numbers don't matter, but honestly if that were true I would turn off the followers and commenters... so YES I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment.

So pop back in the next day or two because I am organising a couple of giveaways. Just need to complete and post a few other projects first!


Renee said...

Awww...what a gorgeous post.

Congratulations on 2 yrs and 400 posts! Looking forward to many more :)

Tammi said...

I know what you mean Leonie...blogging has opened up a whole new world for me and has connected me with people I would otherwise not have had the good fortune to meet.


Fiona said...

Great post! Congratulations on 2 years and 400 posts ... hopefully many more to come!

Lea said...

That's a lovely post Leonie

Gail said...

Gorgeous. xx

Meghan at MNM's said...

A lovely ode to blogging :-) I'm so happy I got to meet you this year too!

Megan said...

lovely post Leonie, blogging sure does open up the world. Really enjoy reading your blog and hope to meet you in real life one day!

Sima J said...

naww lucky us for having you blog and meet up YAY :-) Miss you!!

jacksta said...

lovely post. all so true for all of us too

Rebecca said...

So glad you're blogging, love your posts!!

Katie said...

Love your blog! Congrats on 2 years!