Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Blogging - A glimpse into another person's life

My mother was a friendly person and she always said that you can't have too many friends - there's always room for more.  She loved to travel and had friends all across the United States.  She would be proud that I now have friends all around the world.  I get a daily glimpse into the lives of people I would have never met if I had not started blogging my way into their lives.

I write my blogs and correspond with readers all over the world.  I read their blogs and get an insight into their lives and cultures.  I recently enjoyed seeing wedding photos of a blogging friend's daughter and felt like I was sitting in her garden in England.  I didn't know Southhamsdarling existed six months ago - now I count her among my friends.  An English Girl Rambles is a fantastic photographer and always delights her readers with her photos of flowers, birds, butterflies and bears with a pesky squirrel thrown in for good measure.  4 the love of wood gives me hope that someday I too will find the time to bring new life to old wood.  Orchid's Daily Voice, is my Japanese blogger friend who is sharing her beautiful country's culture with the world.  Maggi @ Just add Glitter and Stir is an amazingly talented young mother who takes life and runs with it adding laughter and sparkle to everyone about her.  Between Naps on the porch gives us a glimpse into the life of antiquities, old homes and tablescapes.  Kelsie @ Our Country Home recently let us peek into her china cabinet.  All Things Farmer, who has about a million followers, has a new book out, can make your mouth water with his tempting Southern cooking and should be in Southern Living with his gardening and decorating if he isn't already.  And my friend Jane @ A New Start / Scribblings of a Messy Haired Woman has led an exciting life and has some of the most fabulous tales to tell in her unique style of writing.

There are so many blogs that I follow and love, but I would be writing until midnight and not get anything else done if I tried to name them all.   Take the time to click on a few of those I've highlighted in red above.  You'll chuckle at their humor, marvel at their talent, and may just come away with a lot more knowledge than you had going in. Great summer reading - enjoy!  My mother would have loved it.


  1. Oh, how thouughtful of you to mention about me in you blog♪♪♪
    I totally agree with you that I could broaden my world with friends in the blog land. I think it is one of the privileges which our parents generation could not have.
    Blessing to you, Orchid

  2. I agree with Orchid - that was very sweet of you to give me a mention in your post today, and what a good post it was. Isn't this blogging adventure amazing?! Your mum would have loved it I'm sure, Glenda!

  3. It is wonderful this new technology.... isn't it? I remember writing to people in other countries when I was young..... longhand and requiring stamps and I suppose if we heard from each other more than once a month then that was very unusual. Email has changed everything! (Though I do love getting hand written letters!)
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  4. Orchid, I've always been on the shy side, but I've changed as I've aged. Now I love meeting new people - even if it is only through the stories we tell.
    Thisis me, It is amazing! Mom passed away in the mid 1980's - it's hard to believe how far technology has come in that period of time, but she would have embraced it.
    Maggie, I had a penpal in Holland when I was young and it probably took a month for letters to arrive back then. I do love getting hand-written letters also, but it's almost a thing of the past.

  5. I couldn't agree more about blogging! I've met so many awesome people I NEVER would have met had it not been for the blogs. I'm so thankful every day for the people I've met and consider friends.

    Thank you so much for your sweet words, what an honor to be included!

  6. True our blogs are our friends we may never meet but arent they special. It is aspecisl bond to form with a person all the way accross the country or even the world. I love Merles Third try, She always make me laugh.
    Your remind me of our own chickens and begin raised in the south. I miss my Chickens.
    So your blog is enlightening to me and makes me smile. Keep it up.


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