It has been too long since I have talked to strangers. As a matter of fact I realized the other day that I have now been blogging for over two and a half years now…wow…two…and…a half…years. I suppose that means I missed my anniversary six months ago…huh?!
I can’t believe it.
During these last two and a half years amazing things have happened for me…
I was a contributor for Just Be Enough. My best friend and I shared a blog.
I’ve been to two bloggy luncheons (Girls Lunch Out).
I have co-written several mad crazy fun posts with Abby.
I taught my self graphic design and fell in love with the creative outlet it gave me.
I rediscovered a long lost talent and started to draw again.
I discovered within myself a woman who loves words, loves the pictures they paint and smiles at the experiences it shares.
I have been dragged in from my corner outside of the blogosphere huddled in lock down tight security fearful of sharing too much and discovered a world of in the blogosphere that is phenomenally, fantastic, beautiful, supportive and just plain amazing woman who encourage and make me feel like I am safe to try new things and put myself out there. A group of woman I now proudly call friends.
My creations are seen, my words are read (by someone other then me…), they were shared, heard and I thought….
I thought all of this was enough. I have thought that it was enough for a long time now.
Then it happened…
I was on twitter one Saturday morning and I saw it…#SITSSharefest. Huh?! I thought. There is was again and again and again. SITS huh?! Of course I had to check it out. I knew what SITS was but needed a refresher about what the sharefest was. HOLY MOMMA it was a link up on crack! 100s of bloggers came, linked up and then shared, chatted and connected. So I decided I would jump right in. So I started on twitter. On there, Bloggers were sharing their favorite posts of the week. We were reading and commenting, laughing, talking, giggling and it was a blast. As soon as the #SITSSharefest came to an end I marked my calendar (aka put it in my phone with two reminders…one for when I forget and a second when I forget the reminder) I was certain this was something I wanted to do again. Three weeks later I am still excited to connect with #SITSSharefest on Saturday. I am excited to talk with new friends and get to know new bloggers. I am excited to talk about writing, creating and blogging. I am excited to share what I know about blogging with other and exchange ideas. I am excited to connect with a new group of blogger, to join #Sharefest on Saturday mornings and to link up!
I thought my blogging life was full and complete.
What I realized is that old friends are amazing but meeting new people and connecting with others is as equally important, meaningful and enriching my blogging life.
I need to remember that often!