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Friday, March 30, 2012

Why I Blog

The whole hullabaloo with Pinterest and "ownership" has caused me to think about why I blog.  I blog to share.  As my blog title suggests, my cup really does runneth over, and from that overflow (even if it's only fresh thoughts in my own mind) I will share.

"Everyone likes to see their name in lights."

You know it's true.  So, I won't lie and say that it doesn't tickle me when ya'll get an idea here, and pin it, giving credit back to me... the original sharer.

 

On the other hand, I'm not going to police the internet for "my stuff."  (This statement is in no way meant to be derogatory towards those who have copyrighted merchandise and/or ideas that are being stolen.)

But me?  I started this blog as a creative outlet... A way for me to share:
  • my recipes (which are nothing fabulous, just family favorites)
  • my crafts (which are usually inspired by someone else)
  • my thoughts (which are usually my own - ha!)
  • and my life (which is uniquely mine)


I'm so thankful for each one who has joined me along the journey, and for the gracious way in which you share your thoughts in the comment section.  I treasure each and every one of them.

You are why I blog. True story.

"What a great idea!  I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!"

"Ohhh I just got a new crock pot last weekend & this is perfect to break it in!  Thanks." 

"I am loving this album.  I have four trips worth of photos, I'm thinking maybe I could combine them in one album.  It's a fantastic idea!  Keep on sharing!"

"I enjoyed reading your post.. I would love to live what I believe!!!
and put all my trust in God."

"Thank you for reminding me to turn my concerns to God....
You're right, he has never let me down!"

"That's a lesson I need to keep in mind every single day & it sure puts things into perspective, doesn't it?  ...thanks for this, I needed it!"

If you're a blogger, why do YOU blog?

7 comments:

  1. The dialogue ... and the connections. That's why I blog! Have already met so many fabulous bloggers in the 5 months I've been blogging. Such a wonderful support system to share ideas and gain inspiration from ...

    :)

    Linda

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  2. I began blogging as a way to find my voice as a writer. More than 2 years later I continue to blog because I like sharing my thought and ideas.
    It's also an easy way for my far-flung family to find out what my family is doing in one mildly amusing location!

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  3. I agree...just put your watermark on your pictures and let her roll..it is fun having your name in lights...lol..I am a new follower

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  4. God bless you, Sally, you're one sweet woman... stay true to yourself & God, that's what matters! =)

    2 of those were my quotes, i think, right? i'm very forgetful =0

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  5. ps i love mason jars... i'm collecting them! =)

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  6. I'm a lot like you, I'm not overly worried about someone taking my idea and using them, I would love for someone to do that actually, and if they linked me to their work, it would only make me happier.I blog to have fun, make new friends and get all sorts of lovely inspiration! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  7. What a neat post! Why do I blog? Well, I started with many women encouraging me from a HGTV decorating site I was part of. From there it escalated into making more friends, and I started to feel my creative juices really flowing. Then came some great opportunities for me. I love the connections I make, and the kind encouragement on a daily basis. It just feels good to blog. The yellow colander btw, came from Marshalls:)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I read each and every one, and truly enjoy "conversations" with you! ~Sally

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