12 February 2010

Why I Love You All

I do, you know. Love You.
I've been sitting here with my coffee reading some of my favourite blogs and feeling very grateful to have "met" such a great bunch of bloggy friends.
I love the humour, the creativity. I love the cameraderie. I love the pouring out of people's souls and the encouraging words that come back.
I've heard rumours that Blogland can sometimes be cut-throat and brutal. Apparently there are bloggers who plagiarise (steal) other bloggers work; apparently there are also meanies who leave angry judgemental comments and engage in cyber-bullying. I haven't experienced any of this first hand.

I seem to have stumbled across a bunch of bloggers and blog followers who encourage and support, rather than attack and tear down. That's you! Yes, you. And I am very thankful for you.

Like the other week when I posted about my son hurting my feelings by saying I was fat... well! All the (too kind) compliments I received from you lot made me blush, I tellya.
When I was being chased by the Black Dog, you guys prayed for me, sent me emails and left encouraging comments.
When my Dad had a heart attack last year, prayers went up for him all over the world - thanks to you guys.

Blogging for me has become more than just a creative outlet, or a family record or a chance for me to sharpen my writing skills. It has become a real community of friends, confidants, allies.

An online support group. A coffee group spread around the globe.

So thanks. I mean it. I love you all.

The photos are from December when me and Gail got to meet PaisleyJade, BanBan and Weza in Warkworth for coffee. *Sigh* Looking forward to also one day meeting my favourites Widge, Meredy, Cat... having coffee and Cake with Laura in L.A., going to Disney World With Miss Obnoxious and meeting up again with Sophie and Rebecca in Oz... hey dreams are free!

(Plus, I am privileged to know and do RL coffee with Gail, Amy, Meg and Sammy. So blessed. So blessed.)

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Gail said...

We need a world wide blogging tour!!!!
Love you!x

PaisleyJade said...

Awww - we love you too!!!! Such a great group of people that we've all 'met' and catch up with/support/laugh & cry with.


Anonymous said...

you girls were so fortunate to get together...I really loved that you took the time to get together...one day i will be there with you too
it is a good thing this connection we have found...I feel as you do...quite touched by it all
you ladies...mean something to me
thats all I have to say....tears...what is with me these days!!!! It's all Ban Ban's fault!!! ; )
no just emotional in my old age is all!
feeling blessed like you simoney
you are a very special woman!

Widge said...

someone get the old lady above me a hankie will ya!? ;)

love you all too.

banban said...

Yip I agree, it's kinda like a connect group!!!

Weza said...

is awesome this world of support and friendship. It means so much to me, meeting with other blogging girls, praying for you all, giving support, it is fabulous. I too would love to meet all my friends overseas. How could we make it happen?

PaisleyJade said...

poor Cat! I'm still cracking up at that photo of me laughing!

We could hold an international bloggers meet - and get some rich millionare guy to sponsor us all??

Sammy said...

When I win Lotto we'll all go...wait that means I have to start buying tickets!

Anonymous said...

thanks for being so caring Widge!!!* nudge*
i'm okay i'm okay
just liven with a open heart is all.....

count it all joy said...

Well it's no surprise we adore you so much because YOU ROCK!! I like to think of this as a sort of community of likeminded pen pals. Fantastic, right? Thanks for letting me join in on the ride, Meredy xo.

Rebecca said...

Lots of love back at you to Simoney! You're a treasure!! xox

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous post. I too have never experienced any negativity through blogging. It really is a positive, rewarding past-time and I'd much rather interact with real people than sit watching soap operas every evening.

It's magic that you've actually got together with fellow bloggers 'in the skin'. I've met a few people through blog-land for a coffee and some have become really great friends.

Keep the love around the blogging world flowing ladies! And have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

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