Carry On Blogging

Wow. I was absolutely amazed at the response to my last blog, ‘The Blogger’s Prayer’. It seemed such a simple thing to write – and got the best response since I began this blog 3 months ago. I guess it struck a chord!
And it made me smile – YOU made me smile, with all the ‘likes’, ‘reblogs’ ‘shares’ comments and so forth. It’s the simple things that make us smile, isn’t it? Such a simple thing, yet I was stupidly excited about this response. Why?

When I started this blog I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I was, and still am, a techno-phobe. I shout at the computer. I stare in bewilderment at ‘apps’. I panic when I don’t understand technology. But blogging has become a very definite part of my everyday life. Sharing my writing, being encouraged by the responses and, more than that, sharing the lives of others. Connecting with people from far and wide, of all ages, races and religions. I am amazed by the sheer diversity of discussions, topics, creative writings and humour. I am,in short, addicted. I don’t want to miss what anyone has to say.

So, to go back to my question – why?! – it’s because I hadn’t expected to become so enticed by this. I hadn’t expected it to become so much a part of my life. I have done more creative writing since starting this blog than I had done in months. It’s encouraged and inspired me in releasing my creative self even more – and part of that is seeing all the excellent creative writers who are out there. The power of the blog is… well, it’s powerful! It connects us; inspires; teaches; makes us think. I am in awe of this wonderful communicative technology that we are blessed with.
Yet, where do I get the time?? It seems to take a lot of time to keep up with all these posts, to find time to write my own stuff – posting is the easy part! It’s the creating the post and reading everyone else’s that takes the time! And being a mother, a worker (boo!) and a person of varied interests, I’m finding it hard to spend the time I want on the blogosphere. How do you do it? How do you keep up with everything? I could spend all day blogging around and it probably wouldn’t be enough!

So, in conclusion, I would just like to say:
I am sorry if I miss some of your posts. I am sorry if you don’t see me for a time. It doesn’t mean I don’t care, or that I don’t like your post – it just means that I haven’t had time to catch up with everything and everyone. I try to make sure I manage to look at each of the people I follow regularly, but I am sorry if I don’t manage it. And if I just ‘like’ and don’t comment, the ‘like’ is to show you that I have visited and- yes-that I appreciate your post, but I just may not have the time to keep commenting!

Thank you. To each and every one of you. Thank you for reading and liking and commenting and following me. Thank you for the inspiring posts. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for sharing your humour, your writing, your lives.
But seriously, how DO you keep up with all the blogging?!

Blessings be.

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21 Comments

  1. Blogging’s my guilty pleasure. If I can steal away 30 mins, read a few post, learn, connect. I’m a happy camper! ♥

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  2. Renard Moreau

     /  January 25, 2013

    [ Smiles ] Do keep up the good work. There are a lot of blogs that ended in a few weeks.

    You’ve made it into month number three. Congratulations!

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  3. a thoughtful and generous post Heidi and thank you for passing by my blog as you so often do.
    time is precious and just as we manage others things in life ; so too time in the bog world. I like you… ‘like’… to show my appreciation and only do so when i have read a post…a terrific way of connecting and also for me a motivational tool for my thinking and writing and generally musing in a way that i hope adds something to the world of another.

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  4. I know right? Sometimes it is so hard to find the right frame of mind for a new post! And I have had my blog for quite some time now. Almost three years! There have been periods when I just haven’t been inclined to write for weeks on end but I somehow end up coming back to it!
    Keep writing 🙂

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  5. when i started blogging about 2,5 years ago, i had never dreamed what a world it would open to me and how many wonderful people i would meet… it’s a cool cyberworld out there…smiles…def. inspiring

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  6. Oh this is so true for me, and I still get stressed about how to keep up. I just have to accept that I won’t, and trust that however much I write, and read, is enough.
    I think it’s the lament of many bloggers.

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  7. I don’t keep up very well at all — I just discovered this post way down the Reader queue. I often wonder how many wondrous writings I miss, but no worries — I read the ones I read — that’s just the way things are.

    I think I’ve found balance in the blogosphere. I post once a week, usually around the week’s end. Then I spend time in the evenings reading and commenting, adding to discussions, learning from others.

    Honestly, I used to feel a little like you’ve written about here, but now I feel a sense of ease knowing that I’ll read and write, and sometimes have my words read, and better yet, connect with others.

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    • Thank you! I guess it’s a matter of finding a balanced routine with it all…
      There are just so many excellent bloggers – including you – that I fear I’ll miss!
      Bust alas, there is life outside the blog….

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      • I look at it as a stream, simply flowing past, sometimes trickling, sometimes rushing. I wade in whenever I want.

      • Excellent metaphor! I haven’t learnt to wade yet…. I swim out too far…. 🙂

  8. The pressure is on Heidi. lol
    You know I am short on words but long on likes. You expressed what probably all of us want to say. 🙂

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  9. Hi Rabirius!
    You know, I could wholeheartedly and easily put my own signature beneath your post, so much I do identify with your thoughts, and I guess it’s not just me:-)
    As for your last question, LOL, you’ll hear the echo of it from nearly all bloggers’ hearts…
    In the end, no one knows how in the world we do get the time to spend literally living in the blogosphere. But you know what? I thought for a moment, that it may rob time from my work, or family, making me a lesser person. But it looks from my surrounding’s feedback, that the opposite seems to be happening! All of you, the ones I read and the ones reading me, are transforming me into someone more responsible…
    Because it looks like the attention I pay to words, turns to become true for deeds as well…
    At least I hope:-)

    Thank you for your sincerity!

    Rom

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    • Thank you, I’m glad it’s not just me, lol!
      I totally agree with your point…
      And thank YOU for your comment 🙂

      Reply

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