When I began, I did so with trepidation as I really didn’t know what all was involved. I followed the instructions to set up the account but didn’t know what all the links on the ‘dashboard’ meant. And to be honest I thought that since I just wanted to write and see what I had hidden inside of me waiting to come out, I didn’t bother learning about them. I didn’t know how important ‘tags’ were at the time with others finding your blog and so I didn’t even use them.
I really thought that maybe at some point I might meet somebody through blogging that I had something in common with, but I wasn’t sure how that would happen. Then several months after writing I actually got a comment on one of my blogs. How excited I was. I think at some point I used ‘tags’ occasionally after reading about them, but I wasn’t consistent. I decided to search and started to read other people’s blogs and got into a couple of interesting online conversation. Before too long I started to get more …what is called ‘traffic’ on Word Press. This is what is the result.
I have learned about crafts, birds, recipe’s, poetry, fiction writing, eating disorders, mental illnesses, abuse, narcissism and so much more. I have met people from all parts of the world …United States, Australia, Africa, Cayman Islands, Great Britain, Israel …of course Canada also where I am from..and others as well.
There has been a growth in my knowledge of things and people. My Christian faith has increased because of my contacts. I’ve learned that people are struggling with so many issues and I have grown to care so much for so many.
So for those of you reading this blog, know that I am an enriched and blessed person because of you. For those of you that I regularly blog with and are hurting because of past or present issues, know that my hope and prayer for you is that soon you find the answers and the peace that you so need.
Thank you so much for the encouragement always given when I have needed it. You have been like an extended family to me and I treasure the warmth and love sent my way.
So, I will see what this next year holds in store for me and for you, and look forward to a continued ‘blogging relationship’ with you all.