I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about blogging.
Why I blog.
Why I read other blogs.
If I'm spending too much time blogging & reading blogs.
How many blogs I can realistically keep in my Bloglines without going crazy.
To be perfectly honest, when I started blogging, I had dreams of having a big following & an even bigger impact for God. (I'm such a Becky Miller!) I started participating in memes, and linking as much as I could. I left comments like crazy in hopes of having people come visit me. It got a little out of hand. I ordered myself to gain some perspective.
Then I quit blogging altogether for a while. I came back to it in the Spring. I feel like I've made new friends. As if I'm finding what God wants from my blog, and that it's becoming a ministry to the people who He directs this way (at least that's my hope). I'm whittling away at my Bloglines. I'm discovering what's important in this season of my life.
I could hardly believe it when I got a comment from Kate a few days ago, letting me know she'd given me a bloggy award!
Although I've known her only a short time, Kate has been an inspiration to me. We've decided that we'd be friends in real life. In fact, I may just hunt her down so I can meet her ;D
I get to pass this award on to some other gals. I'm picking ladies who haven't already received this award. These are ladies who've been nice to me, and whose blogs are nice places to visit. (That should be a category in my Bloglines!) This is the fun part, because (to quote a line from one of my favorite shows), it's nice to be nice...to the nice!
~Terri @ In His Hands. Once I asked her about a book she quoted, and she sent it to me! How nice is that! And I've been getting lots of great ideas & inspiration from her. Even nicer!
~Rachel Anne @ Home Sanctuary. (Even though I'm totally jealous that she's BFF's with this lady!) Rachel Anne is such a sweet spirit. I know we'd have fun hanging out! Her blog makes me feel like kicking my heels up & drinking a cup of coffee, or dancing along to the fun music she always has to welcome me.
~Alana @ A Kiss, A Hug & A Squeeze. She's another new friend who feels like an old pal. Her comments and emails are always encouraging, and I look forward to hearing from her. And don't you think her profile picture looks a little like this gal?
Thanks, Kate. What a blessing!
(Updated: I found out another new bloggy friend, Xandra, also bestowed this wonderful award upon me. Words can't express how thankful I am!)