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Two Years? Let’s Celebrate!

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Two years ago this month was my first blog article – and the beginning of a wonderful relationship and growing passion for writing.

In that amount of time I have come to appreciate those that have been in this crazy little corner of the world with me – our blog sites – and have made many new friends.  It’s sobering to note that had I not ventured out – taken a risk to open up and be truly authentic (at least as authentic as I feel appropriate) – I would not have met and developed those relationships – found a mutual love with these people, help and encouragement through the good, the bad – and the ugly.  Most of these people whom I speak of can be found on my blogroll down below.  Some I knew before – most I did not – and some I reconnected with because of blogging.

Those of you that are daily in my daily blogging life – contributing to a laugh, or a sigh – bringing clarity and humor to this crazy world – thank you. Let’s never be too busy to write a word of encouragement to each other – the writer knows how important that is – like no other.

I’ve learned a great many things over the last two years – have been daily inspired and encouraged by things I’ve read by all of you – and have found many topics to reflect on and write about myself.  Life is full of opportunities – if we just open up our eyes!  I look forward to many more anniversaries – writing and reflecting about my journey!

Thank you – to all of my readers! ♥  And if you’re a daily reader but never leave a comment – I want to encourage you – let me know that you’re reading and leave me a comment.  Your word may be just what I need to hear – or what someone else needs to hear – on that very day.  Our words are powerful – don’t hold them back.

 

God Bless

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How I Use My Blog

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A whole new world opened up to me – when I began a blog site.

I have always loved to write down thoughts and feelings – what was happening around me and my ‘take’ on the situations I found myself in – but it was always just for me alone.

When you begin a blog – you need to decide how much of yourself you are willing to reveal – if you are used to writing in a personal journal.

As I began to share my journey – I found others out there who were in a similar ‘season’ of  life and experience and it has kindled many healthy relationships for me.

I use my blog like this:  It’s a ‘sharing’ mode – my own personal experiences –  life through ‘my lens’.  Others may choose ‘edgier’ topics – but I try to keep mine as non-controversial as possible.

The reason for this is simple.  I do not think I’m an expert on any topic – and if fact know many people (some of them my good friends) who have way more experience or insight than I do – and could clearly ‘call me out’ if they wanted to.  For this reason I stay away from politics, religion and anything else that is a ‘hot’ topic and generates heated discussions.  If you want one of those – there are plenty of them available – just JUMP IN!!

My blog is to tell a story of my journey – through humor, stories, real events, pictures, poetry and music.  It is not meant to attack or criticize any one’s  point of view.  It is simply my story.

What I have discovered is this:  There are many people like me out there in ‘blog land’.  People who have discovered that if they just step out and write – something wonderful happens!  People respond.  It is wonderful to receive validation and affirmation from fellow bloggers – encouraging and cheering me on!

Another significant reason for starting a blog is this:  It’s very healing. There’s something about writing thoughts and feelings – and past experiences down on paper and releasing them so they are not locked up inside anymore.  I have felt that great release and have felt God’s hand upon my writing and have felt His healing touch through my relationships with people – as I share my experiences.  In a way – I can honestly say – the blog is for me.

But it is not only for me.

I also have received numerous emails and Facebook messages from those not yet comfortable to write something on my page – but want to let me know just how much it means to them – to have someone understand.  Someone who has the same thoughts and feelings – just didn’t know how to express it – and who feel in some way – that I wrote an article just for them.

This is why I blog.  That is the payoff and the reward of any writer.  That somehow – I can make a difference. Powerful.

I have also used my blog to inspire others to create their own blog – and I feel like a proud and happy ‘Mom’ to those who have started their own blog – due to my encouragement.  To see them prosper and blossom is the greatest reward in the world!

Do you have something to write about?  Something to share with the world?  Are you an encourager?  Are you frustrated and need to find a venue to begin and sort it all out?  Start a blog today!

There are many blog sites to choose from – and most of them are free like this one.   I chose wordpress.com because it has so many things to offer – and many ways to link and find other people like myself.  If I like an article from someone I can post it right to my Facebook page – or even email it to someone who does not have Facebook or twitter.  I can even print out a hard copy to take with me or give a friend without a computer.  So convenient for me!

I’d love to help you get started – maybe today is your day!  I’d love to offer any help or suggestions – just ask!

But most of all – just step out and do it! You won’t be disappointed!

God Bless

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