Monday, March 3, 2008
Thank You For the Warm Welcome!
Well I de-clare! Gardeners are just the nicest people. I've been discovering that as I've been connecting with gardeners and plant people here in my area, and continue to discover it as I've discovered garden blogging. Authors are right up there with gardeners in my book. It makes sense since gardening and reading are two of my greatest passions.
Thank you to everyone who's visited my blog. As you can see I'm a green, wet-behind-the-ears blogger. I'm having fun with it, and I'm tickled you decided to visit. I had no idea bloggers reciprocated like several of you have done by checking out and commenting on the blogs their commentors (commenters?. . . where are you spell check, when I need you????) have. It's really nice.
I'm not over feeling honored each time a blogger I admire stops by and comments here. I feel honored that you take the time to read something I didn't expect to have readers for. I thought this would be more like 'talking to the void.' Meeting new people and having readers though, is fun!
I had no idea there were blogs all over the internet - author blogs, garden blogs, sports blogs, and pretty much every other kind of special interest blog a person can possibly imagine, not to mention all the journal blogs, and then there are the hoax blogs. . . oh my goodness! I didn't know there was an active, passionate garden blogging community here on the internet. I'm not only new to keeping a blog, I'm new to the entire concept of blogging.
My husband showed me Dooce a couple of years ago, and every so often, I'd check out her site. Then my daughter started a blog. Then she didn't do anything with it for a while. Then she started posting again. It was kind of funny, but you all with kids probably will know exactly what I'm talking about. She and I hadn't talked for a week or so. The day after she'd posted to her blog for the first time in about 6 or 7 months, I happened to check it for the first time in 4 or 5 months. Does this happen to you with your kids? It's a connection sort of thing that causes 'coincidences.' I get it alot, ever since my kids were babies.
I read and I think commented on my daughter's first new post in months. I noticed her blog roll. I checked out a couple of the links. I think that was November or December, and since then I've become a regular reader of a few of them, and found a few more.
Then I started this blog. It was an impulse, almost an inspiration. (I hope that doesn't sound sappy or overblown, but it really was kind of an inspiration.) It's not even like I woke up one morning and decided to start a blog. It was completely un-premeditated. It almost felt like the blog started itself, and when I 'woke up,' there it was. I hope some of you may know what I'm talking about and that I'm not getting weird here or new-agey, cuz I'm not really new-agey. (I'm more like old-agey.)
Thank you to everyone who's stopped by to read and comment on my new blog. It makes me feel excited to continue it, to continue reading yours, and to fit this fun new thing into my life.