Thursday, March 05, 2009


I've been watching a few people struggling with blogging lately

I must say that I really don't 'get it'....

I started blogging a few years ago because my very good friend was and it was fun

It gave us a way of staying in touch and sharing our lives without the need for incessant phone calls, which I hate, and you could do it in your own time and say what you thought and how you felt and if someone wanted to contribute, well great, if not, so what.

I still blog for these reasons but these days, with my being rather isolated from my friends, it has become somewhat more important to me, it is a life line almost and allows me to keep up relationships that may well fall by the wayside otherwise, because I just do not have the time to travel to see those who I would wish to anymore.

It also enables me to spit my dummy if I feel like it, share my 'stuff', meet new people, widen my horizons and gives me an outlet that is just mine and not anyone else's.

Lately I have gone beyond my normal group of friends and have been honoured to meet many more bloggers and I am loving that feeling of universal communication and the spirit of all the different personalities coming together.

I feel so lucky to have found a way to expand myself through all of you. I do believe that this was intended by someone, somewhere, and that that is the reason why this blogger thing exists. I find it greatly inspiring.

There have been a couple of times that blogging has upset me but that was short lived and pointless I found. The benefits far outweigh the negatives in my mind.

It matters not if someone doesn't see me the way I do.

That's not what it's all about.

It's about communication for me, and sharing stuff, and being able to make a difference sometimes, and knowing I am not alone.

It's not about 'owning' people or competing for 'fans' or any of that stuff...if it became that way for me I would hope I got out of here.

People come and people go and that's the same as anywhere else.

This is a special place for many of us.

Don't let the few spoil it for you.

It's worth more than that to me.

What's it worth to you?


Audrey said...

Well said, Michelle!

Renee said...

Yes, Michelle, you have said it.

For me it is also a reminder. A reminder for my kids of how I sound. Maybe by looking at my words they will be able to hear me.

For me it is all about them, everything else is a bonus.

Love Renee

Lisa said...

smooch xxx

Debbie said...

It is such a great way to really get to know people, isn't it? I wouldn't have believed that was true before I started.

linda said...

yes, I completely agree with you...after going through my "dark night of the blog" recently, I have realized just how special my bloggy friends are and how much more enriched my life is because of people like you, that I have met through this lovely medium...sure, it's not always perfect but then, nothing ever is...

blessings ;)

Faith said...

Wonderful post, Michelle!

I think one hard part about blogging for me sometimes is finding the time to read all I want to read! I have found so much support in so many places!

And I do struggle too, sometimes with putting my feelings out there -- but everyone has been so kind and supportive.

And I agree with Renee -- it is also a reminder of our lives as we live them.

Blog on:)

Lisa said...

honey- did you get my emial re tomorrow and the travelling witch show ???

Michelle said...

Noooo, no email. How many wenches are you bestowing upon me?


Lisa said...

there will be me, elf, and deborah and no, i didnt get any email from you- resend please..........
wenches to the left
wenches to the right
poor old back passage
is in for such a fright !

Cyndy said...

I'm with you, Michelle. Like you, sometimes this is the only way of staying touch with people on a regular basis. I don't have many friends: I have accumulated a few as we've moved around through the years, but hardly any up here. I don't count work colleagues as friends. I rarely socialise with thme, or anyone else up here either. I don't see my blogging friends, but sometimes I think that I know more of them than anyone else that I see on a daily basis.

Go the Blog!

Self-Proclaimed Mistress of Nothing said...

For me, I feel guilty when I can't be here... and when I don't have the time or energy to read what everyone else has written and post a comment. I do my best, that's all we can do, and hope it's enough.

I'm wishing you well on your surgery. And... an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY just in case I'm not here the day of.♥

Renee said...

Michelle, just wanting to give you kisses xxx and hugs ooo before your surgery.

Love Renee

nollyposh said...

Great post X:-)