I was in the post office today shipping off a little package to a fellow blogger when I started to think about how much fun this whole blogging experience has been and why I started it in the first place. I'm amazed at how quickly you can connect with complete strangers living thousands of miles away. One sassy gal in particular has become a new friend and I find myself commenting on her blog, as if we’ve known each other for ages. Nell is down to earth, entertaining and sincere. If you haven’t already done so check out her blog, On the First Day of Marriage. She is one cool chick and her wedding pics are drool worthy!
Looking back, one of the main reasons I began this blog was because of my family. When speaking to them they’d ask what I’d been up to and I found myself far too often answering with a generic ‘oh not much’. I found that small moments and memories just slipped away, never mentioned and soon forgotten. By putting these often mundane moments onto paper (or in my case a blog) I found that I was better able to share my life with those not here with me in Sydney. All the visits and comments that I’ve received over the past few months have meant so much to me and have given me a sense of community, especially here in Australia. So for those that have left comments or laughed along side me, thanks! I look forward to sharing many more mundane and embarrassing life experiences with you…
Love this sentiment! Thanks for saying this. *s*
This is so true and I am starting to enjoy the blogging world more and more. It can be quite scary how quickly you connect with people you wouldn't know outwith this little blogosphere.
I love Nell's blog too. You are right about blogging, it is a great way to hold on to little moments. I love to put photos up too, otherwise they usually just get filed away somewhere and not looked at.
So true. So true. I love that you can find such like minded people all over the world! It's also my happy place that helps me focus on the good stuff! xo
You're so right! Starting to blog and reading others' blogs (children need feeding?) has opened up a whole new happy world for me. And the generosity of some people is inspiring.
Nice words, and it is real that you can find a lot of new friends because you are a blogger!
Nice blog too, i will be back and have a look!
Greetings from cologne!
As an expat I can completely connect with your reasons for starting your blog. It is so true that your family and friends in the 'home' country missed out on a lot of experiences and many things that you go through can be difficult to talk about over the phone or explain in an email because the culture is sometimes so different.
It's wonderful that you've found this way of showing them a little piece of your world;0)
So I just go to check on one of my favourite blogs, see if that most cool of girls has posted something hilarious as always, and what do I see? My soon-to-be first ever copy of Frankie and some insanely sweet comments about my blog. Right back at ya is all I can say. It's awesome that I've made such a rockin' blogger buddy in such a short amount of time...but why do you live on the other side of the world? Bummer dude, major bummer. I love reading what you and your boy have been up to, and I feel like i've known YOU for ages. Some pretty cool gifts are coming your way soon too sista, that's for sure! xxx
Yay for blogging and BYW, for inspiring us all. Its a great experience isnt it? I related completely with your post.
Kylie (fellow byw)
Jaclyn: This was a lovely post. Funny, you are American in Sydney and I am an Australian in America. I am also a fellow decor 8 student. I could totally relate to your post and thanks for giving another great blog to check out (besides yours).
its amazing the connections you make when blogging - i love sending parcels and receiving too...she'll love Frankie mag - who doesnt!!?
it really is something special how we all seem to find dear friends in blogland.
Yum - parcels are so nice and so are blogging friends - it really is a cool little world we've established!
That's pretty cool :-). I'm glad to be in the company of such cool and sassy girls x
What a nice post, it's so true. It's really inspiring to get connected with people all over the world!
And....I luvvvvv the package!! How awesome to "have" Frankie in you mail...; )
i loved this post! i nodded my head in agreement through out it :) now i want to send a package to a blogger friend...hmm ;)
I, too, marvel at the richness blogging has provided my life. I don't really think I full appreciated all of life's daily treasures until I started looking for them to document for my kids.
Beauty shows itself in surprising ways, doesn't it??
Lovely post fellow BYW'er. I love your photograph paired with your words. Perfect ♥
precisely the reason I blog too - to capture those amazing moments that are forgotten way too quickly.
I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtful sweet comments! they always brighten my morning. xox
What a sweet post. My feelings exactly! I started photo blogging on Flickr a year ago and also met another blogger who became a great virtual buddy. There's a sweet world out there in blogland! xx
ps: I'm you're latest follower :)
That's sweet Jaclyn :)
I've enjoyed "meeting" people from all over the world too, Jaclyn. I totally agree with you.
I'm sure Nell will love Frankie mag - it's a fab magazine.
So true a lovely way to keep the family up to date.
Its a funny wonderful world blogland...Nell's blog is a lovely one :-)
I'm yet another fellow BYW'er!! I've been blogging for just over a year and can't believe the friendships that have been made worldwide... it's not something I had even thought about before starting, but it's made it all the more rewarding. Now I just need to have a big meet up with everyone!!
What a lovely post ! :-) from a fellow BYW'er
I totally hear you on the blog helping you connect with family. I'm always touched when my parents have ready something I've posted and mention how much they enjoyed it. A lot of times it's a tiny little detail of my day I never would have mentioned otherwise. Love this post.
I've been wondering if blogging allows women to have a sense of "tribe" when we're away from close family. I have a circle of friends but find myself chatting with them online too! Absolutely wonderful writing.
♥ Julie, a fellow BYWer
I, too, have loved making friends through my blog. Thanks for sharing about your new friend. Are you enjoying the e.course as much as I am?
Yes, I couldn't agree more! It's amazing how many lovely people you meet. I kind of wish I'd started blogging when we lived in Atlanta just to capture those 'southern' moments. Stopping by from BYW.
Lovely post! I love that a blog can become your own little fond memories repository. See you at BYW...
I found your blog via byw!! It's been a great course just wish it lasted longer. I started my blog for very similar reasons. I just wanted to show friends and family what projects I am working on. I also think it gives me a bigger incentive to finish what I'm working on and go on to the next project I have in mind.
Looking forward to reading your blog!!
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