First of all – I’d like to thank (although the word “thank” isn’t an adequate one) everyone so much for the comments, prayers, and well-wishes on my last post. I haven’t heard all that much, but Kaye will be okay, and will be able to go home within a couple of days.
The past few days have been busy, but amazingly good and blessed. This is the first time I’ve gotten online all day, which should be recorded in history books. Well, maybe not, but whatever. Right? It’s all good….
Actually, it’s not quite all good. I hate discussing blog politics (yes, they exist), but I want to say one thing. I’m not talking to anyone in particular. No, seriously, I’m not. I just want to say this – to put it out there, so to speak.
Blogging is a place to find yourself, and to reach out to one another through a supportive community. Yes, you heard me right. Most of us don’t know each other in person. Many people have only spoken directly to each other online a couple of times, but we still know each other well – from reading the other person’s blog. It’s not a competition. It’s not a trial by fire to define yourself immediately. It’s not an open outlet to hurt others.
Everyone is different. And everyone has their own way of finding themselves.
Blogging isn’t about being the biggest, best, most-awarded, most-beautiful blog or blogger. It’s not about the amount of online “friends” you have, or the amount of blogs you follow.
It’s about having a place to express yourself – a place to share your thoughts, feelings, both the ups and the downs. Not everyone is perfect, and everyone has their own struggles.
And you know what? That’s okay.
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. ~The Fellowship of the Ring; J. R. R. Tolkien~