It’s been a year since I started blogging. Technically it was Wednesday, May 16th but if you read my last post you would understand why I was preoccupied. I’ve learned so much in the last year about myself and about people in general.
When I first started writing I wasn’t sure I would have anything interesting to talk about. I was encouraged by my husband to try. At the time I was complaining that I was a blog widow. I thought maybe he was trying to distract me, but I do believe the tables have turned. I was a real novice and was grateful for all the help he gave me in the beginning. I thought it amusing when I found myself helping others in their blog efforts.
I’ve met many new blog friends from around this country and the world. Many of them have such unique ways of sharing their lives. Some are very funny, some are serious, some have theme blogs, and some share their faith. It has been encouraging to see how much people are the same. We all go through trials, struggles, joys and love the best that we can. There are so many people willing to share honestly about themselves in a way that I believe help others.
I love to read other people’s comments but not only on my blog. I found that there are many people out there with the gift of encouragement. They bless others with their words, especially when they are going through a hard time. They share in other people’s joys and bless them when good things happen.
I love how many people from our church started to blog in the past year. It is so interesting to see how much their personalities transform so well into the written word. I can sometimes hear them speak when reading their posts.
Personally it’s been a growth experience in many ways. I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve grown in my writing. I’ve made new friends from around the world. I’ve loved expressing myself in this creative format.
I thank all of you who read my posts – those of you that I know and those I’ve never met personally. I thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I thank you for sharing yourselves with me.
© Nadine Z. 2007