Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blogging is so grand


sun in his fur
Originally uploaded by ilexxx

I've been thinking about how much I enjoy visiting blogs, and how we are giving our blog buddies a peek into our lives. Isn't it fun to have these glimpses in to other ways of living?

Blogs are educational to read too. I am not a practicing artist and not too crafty but I like reading artists' and crafters' blogs and even get an occasional idea that I can do. Keep it simple for me though!

One blog friend shares the cutest photos of her goats and chickens.

I live in California and share garden ideas and occasional photos of my area here, and I like to read about my blog friends' lives in Canada, Europe, Great Britain, India, Australia and just down the road in California on the coast or up on a mountain.

Sometimes we share humor, yay, or insights about Jesus.

We share health and other problems and folks pray along with bloggers who need prayer. Well, that's all of us, I think.

The best part of blogging, for me, is that it makes my world a bit bigger and more friendly.

What is the best part of blogging, for you?

22 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

There are many wonderful things about blogging. I love the connection with people across the world, people I will unlikely ever meet, but who I consider friends despite that. It's a natural outreach for me to blog since I write fulltime about many things, too. So we share our knowledge like we share our plants.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Terra - I agree with you 100%. Blogging filled a void in my life - keeps me busy and I have met so many wonderful people (you're one) and have learned something new every day. Sandie

Kelly H-Y said...

You said it beautifully ... I've been connected to some of the kindest, most interesting people via blogging!

farmlady said...

Blogging is the best part of the Internet. It has all the elements of a good friendship. It's the sharing of ideas, lifestyle and feelings with folks all over the world. It's communication and expression of thought for anyone who wants to share it with you.
IT"S VERY COOL!!
... from the farmlady "up on the mountain".

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I agree, it IS G R A N D !
Hugs for a happy day, Terra. It is so much fun reading and looking at stories from lovely ladies all around the world! xxxx

Amrita said...

Hi Terra dearest, blogging has enlarged my world. I 've got friends in almost all continents. I love interacting with each one, learning new things and finding suport and strength and prayers.


Love from India

lemonverbenalady said...

Meeting bloggers from all over the world! It is the best group of humanity! The cat is very enjoyable because I'm allergic so as a photo it is the only way I can enjoy them! Thanks for blogging, Terra!

gayle said...

You are so right about blogging! We learn so much and make so many friends!!

Catherine said...

I love blogging as you get to meet people you would never get a chance too. So many beautiful people and beautiful blogs out in blogland! And you are one of those people friend!!

xo Catherine

Elena said...

Terra, you said it so well. Blogging has opened so many doors to wonderful friends but also into myself. Quite amazing. I love your photo and thank you for your comment on my blog the other day. You're a wonderful woman!

Patty said...

Like you, I like to hear how different friends are doing, what's new with them. I also love to look at nice photos. I'm not the photographer around here, my husband is. I just can't seem to get the hang of it. And as for crafting, about the only thing I do is crochet and I haven't been doing much of that lately. I have a few blogging friend I have known now for at least 10 years or longer. We started on a different blog, I think it was called ModBlog it went down then another came along, I believe EFX, so we all went to that one and it went down, and someone tried bringing it back to life again, and called it EFX2but it didn't quite make it. So I ended up at Blogger. Also I am now on Facebook, but with everything else that has to be done around the house inside and outside, it seems I don't have enough hours in a day. Actually I think what it is, as I get older, I slow down more and more and it takes me longer to do things. LOL Thanks for stopping by.

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, ya hit the nail smack on the head. It's the wonderful love and support of all the great people in Blogland!!!

I just wanted an outlet for writing and ended up with so much more.

God bless ya and have marvelous day sweetie!!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I agree that it is so much fun being able to peek into each other's lives. I gain inspiration and support as well as decorating ideas or I often learn something new. It has also been a place for new friendships as well as a creative outlet for me. If you would of asked me what a blog was a couple of years ago, I wouldn't of known.

Danielle

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Terra Sweetie...
I couldn't agree with you more. I love sharing our day to day lives. Sometimes it is laughter, sometimes we share tears, other times ideas and often just our love for each other. It is like when we were kids and we had pen pals around the world, only we had to wait so long to get our letters back and forth. This way we can visit each and every day. I love it.

I love coming to visit you. I hope you had no damage in your neck of the world. I saw so much damage on the west coast today. I prayed for all of my friends that might have been caught in it all. A few years ago DH and I spent 2 weeks in Brookings, Oregon and I heard it was one of the places hit hard.

Have a glorious Sunday sweet friend. I love coming to say hi. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

roxannewriteson said...

Cute kitty photos are definitely a reason to blog-surf! Thanks for sharing these!

koralee said...

Oh I so agree my friend...every blog is so unique...I am always learning something. Thanks for your constant visits...you are a blessing to me. oxoxoox

Kiki aka Victoria said...

AWw..adorable..I love your kitty..what a beautiful photo! and such a beautiful post! well said! I love bloggin and meeting fellow kindreds and artists and creatives..it is wonderful connecting with like-minded souls! Beautiful post!
Have a sparkling week !
Kiki

Maria I. Morgan said...

Love the picture of the kitty cat, Terra!! Having a vehicle to share God's truths, and connecting with others in the blogosphere are my favorite things about blogging! It's been a great oppportunity to meet all sorts of wonderful people! Have a blessed day! :)

Marilyn said...

Thank you so much for your warm WELCOME back. I missed all my blogging friends & after a long hiatus I decided to return....
Have a wonderful week!!
Love,
Marilyn

texwisgirl said...

I adore this cross-blogging community I stumbled into last fall. What a wonderful group of sharing, caring, funny, crazy souls willing to share my life with theirs. And OH so much beauty!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. God bless you and yours! :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love blogging. Blogging was an out for me when I was so sick...and no longer could work. Now, I have friends that I just love to stay in contact with and see what everyone is up to!! It is great!

Betty said...

Hi Terra, About the book.. The older I get the more I have felt the same way about decluttering, and allowing more of the Lords calm order and peace into our lifes. I alwys feel better when I have less things and more order. Thanks, lovely blog. I grew up by a beach in Carlsbad Calif. so the beach scenes warm my heart.
BLUE SKIES!