This should be easy because I really love blogging. I love it more than I ever expected to! It's become such a huge part of my life now but when I first started this blog I wondered if I was setting myself up for failure. I really thought it was something that I wouldn't be able to keep up and to be honest...I really didn't keep it up for the first 2 years. I started my blog in 2005 and it took me a couple years before I really started posting every day and enjoying it! Now, here I am today with my 672nd post and almost a million visitors! I never saw that coming when I first started this!
Blogging has made some of my dreams come true! REALLY!!! If it weren't for my blog, I would have never been featured in Romantic Country Magazine, or the San Jose Mercury News. Even being on HGTV's "Rate my Space" was indirectly because of my blog. It was through blogging that I first heard about Rate my Space. If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would be in a decorating magazine, in the Home & Garden section of the Mercury News and on HGTV, I would have NEVER believed them! I actually still find it hard to believe!
Even though all 3 of those things were like a dream-come-true, the best part of blogging is YOU! I had no idea there were so many wonderful like-minded women all over the world! I love getting to know you through your comments, emails and even meeting some of you in person! I know there are many lurkers out there and I think of you often. Before I was a blogger, I was a lurker. I would read lots of blogs but I never felt comfortable leaving a comment. It seemed to me that it was a small circle of friends and it felt awkward to join in. So, I just want to say to all my lurkers...PLEASE join in! Leave a comment! I know you are out there! Just say hi!
To those of you that are considering starting a blog, I hope that you do and I hope you find it as rewarding as I have! You can go to www.blogger.com and it's really easy to start one and it's free! Feel free to email me if you need help with it!
I would like to thank all of you who visit my blog because it just wouldn't be the same without you! I would just be talking to myself like some crazy woman!
Please stop by Joy's blog and see all the other bloggers joining in. It should be interesting to read why other bloggers love blogging.
Thank you Joy for hosting this! What a great idea!
(The photos in this post are just random photos that have been on my blog in the past.)