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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thoughts on Blogging....

When I started this blog, it was just a place to set out some random thoughts and a written record of this "new" hobby of mine: miniatures. I never dreamed that anyone would actually be interested in what I had to say.
Then I got my first follower, Jean Day and it was: WOW! How'd she find me? And then later, I'd follow some really cool blog so I guess they felt obligated to do the same with mine. But somewhere along the line people started following because of something that I was doing that was actually interesting to read about. Right now my follower list stands at 235 ....another 15 & it'll be time to do a giveaway to show my appreciation to you all.

Blogging has opened the door to such a fantastic community worldwide. Not only do I read your blogs to find out what you're doing within this hobby, but along the way, I find out what's happening in your lives, your health, how the kids are doing, what's important to you. It's like having penpals worldwide ...except you guys are more than penpals. The closest I can equate blogging with would be having a coffee klatch with a dear friend the way people of our parents and grandparents generation did when the world spun a little slower.

So if you're wondering where all this is leading.... When I got home tonight, I discovered an email from a person I consider a friend even though I've never met her in real life, telling me that she had decided to start her own blog.
I first met Chelle, maybe a year ago on a UK forum. Something about her personality, the way she expressed her opinions etc, made me think she & I are probably a lot alike. We've had our differences ...mainly my fault; the forum that we met on is long gone but we've kept in touch. She was the one who sent me the 3 little crabs that she'd made. And now she writes that she's started blogging. I think it'll be a great site to follow! I hope you'll think so too:


  1. Couldn't agree more with what you've said here!
    I feel the same way :)

  2. I'll check her blog out. :)
    And I too feel the same way about blogging. I've met some of the nicest people.

  3. I agree with Glenda and Kristy, also checked out your friends blog, thanks for the link Karin.

  4. Blogging opens doors everywhere. Suddenly the world seems such a small place. I love it!

  5. I wonder if blogs will overtake forums? The internet has really changed the way that see the world and I too am grateful to it. :)

  6. Until blogs change their methods of communication other than leaving comments only, there'll be a need for forums.

  7. What a lovely post, Karin. Off to visit your friend's new blog...


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