The other day after a long hiatus from a brief intro to this blog, I decided to jump back in and so to speak just do it. I did it. I posted. Done.
And then something happened. I got “likes” and responses. I was giddy and couldn’t believe it. As in, somebody actually read that? And liked it? Wow! I was shocked.
Before I posted, I read some other blogs and actually commented. I loved what people had to say. Then people liked what I had to say–ok maybe people won’t always like it. I read that other people follow people. And so I started that too. I get new posts to my email. Aha! I get it! Now I feel the community. You get to know people, what they’re doing, what they’re going through. You get to see that it really is a great big world.
When I started this, I was missing (and still am) that camaraderie that comes from neighbors and people hanging out. I didn’t get the whole blog thing. I feel like an old dinosaur shaking my finger at the young people: I used to walk up hill both ways to school. But now I get it: this is the neighborhood; this is the community. It doesn’t replace face to face and good old-fashioned sitting around the table. But it does offer a huge outlet and hand-holding, a pat on the back, an I can relate kind of exchange.
It’s taken me a long time, but Aha! I got it. Now let’s see if I can keep up.
What does blogging or at least reading do for you?