Why do we blog?
Why do we blog? For some it is to make some money. For others it is to share knowledge and expertise. For others it is to make blogging friends.
I fall into this last category. I came to blogging after a really tough time when I had finished a career in teaching and was at a loss to fill the void. I didn’t really know what it was going to be like and didn’t start with any sort of a plan. I had found the medium via twitter and ‘mummy bloggers’. That is such a disparaging term as many of them are wonderful writers whilst other are impressive entrepreneurs.
When this blog was first set up it was called ‘What will Julia do next?’ It was a geniune question that I hoped my blog would help to answer. The things I shared and wrote about were personal accounts of visits or happenings usually showing of hubby’s wonderful photographs. I discovered memes which are weekly lists really where the owner of the sight sets a theme and other bloggers can link their posts. It helps get more readers and you can discovered some great blogs that way.
I’m not sure when Gilly became a reader. She has a fabulous blog which she tells me was for her writing. It turns out, she is a fabulous photographer too so by combining them her blog Lucid Gypsy is a wondrous place to visit.
We finally met in the flesh so to speak this week-end when I was down in her neck of the woods. It was fabulous to chat and find out more about each other. Even though this was our first ‘real-time’ meeting, I felt as if I had known her for a long time. We have shared sadness, joy and sorrow on our blogs and I think that is what makes blogging friends so special.