Why I Blog????
I picked up the Autumn 2008 issue of "Artful Blogging" last week. A friend raves about this magazine every time a new issue is released but it's out of stock when I look for it. I have not read it from cover to cover instead enjoying flipping through it haphazardly and stopping here and there.
I stopped on a article about Amanda Soule www.soulemama.com and I have to quote a snippet that she wrote because it struck a chord with me and I hope it will with you, too: (I hope she doesn't mind that I have quoted her)
"I think often of the women storytellers before us, and the many ways in which their stores were told -- a chat with a neighbor over coffee; a quilting bee or knitting circle; reading groups. A community of blogs feels much like that to me -- it's like an ongoing conversation we have over tea as friends. It's never the whole story, and it never feels the same -- sometimes the conversation is light and silly, and sometimes it's heartfelt and serious, and sometimes, for whatever reason, we keep a lot of things to ourselves. Sometimes, we don't have much to say at all, except to share an image and a moment in silence. But all of these snippets of conversation together and in the intimate thread of the everyday, it tells our story. Like any good ongoing conversation with a friend, I don't know as though we'll ever run out of things to talk about. Let's put on some more tea."
I appreciate that you stop by to read all about my doings so come again and come often. Next time I put on more tea!