Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don't Quit Blogging "Lili"

I started blogging in December 2009.  I originally started a blog because I loved all the pretty artwork I could post, especially vintage post cards around the holidays.  Sort of, kind of a decorating thing.  Did that for about 6 months and then Dave died.  I had no idea Dave was going to suffer a fatal heart attack and I was going to become a widow at an early age (mind you I didn't say young) and I  would be in need of some dear friends to read my thoughts and comment back some of kindest thoughts and words that would lift me up and make me keep on going.  Mind you, I 've never met any of these people in person, but yet they would so touch my heart and I would want to hear back from them and see the pics they were going to post about a trip they took, or their kids getting married, or decorating a new house and sometimes about something they were going through that wasn't easy, like a death of a family member, an ill child or moving to a new state.  I would want to check on them and see if they were ok.  Sometimes my kids would say who are you talking about, you've never seen these people and I would say with confidence,  only a person who blogs knows what I'm talking about . . knows how special it is and how rewarding it can be. 

When I returned to work after Dave passed away, I didn't have very much time to blog anymore.  It would get too late and I would have to get to bed to get up in the morning and go again.  The weekend would come and I would have to run errands now that my husband wasn't around to help me.  And then I started noticing how much I started missing blogging and realized what a difference it had made in my life . . . I missed my blog friends.  Blogging is positive and it allows you to express yourself as much as you want and as honest as you want to be without being judged.  It makes you reach out to others and you become a much more positive person for doing so . . I know I have, I appreciate the little things a whole lot more and that makes me happy:O)

For those of you that are thinking of not blogging anymore . . . there's people out there that count on you to be there and look forward to hearing from you . . you make a difference . . I know in my life you do.



  1. YES, SO TRUE! MY FRIEND! We have got each other through some difficult times. Celebrated life and prayed for each other and cried too. Life is richer because of BLOGGING FRIENDS! Once strangers, now always dear friends. Some day we must have LUNCH!!!! Love you, Sharon

  2. Oh Sandy I just can't find the words to express how reading this beautiful post you wrote made me feel! We definitely form such a bond with our blogging sisters and you are such a dear! I really admire the way you were able to express yourself so well and it all speaks right to my heart. I ADORE that Keep Calm and Contine Blogging sign, it's PERFECT! Sending much love your way and I thank you so much for always reading my posts and leaving me such sweet comments and support! xoxo ~Lili

  3. This is so true for me as well. I have very special friends on blog world, and you are one of them, Sandy.

    This is an encouragement to me because a few times I have thought of giving up blogging, but really, it has become such a part of my life. There are no demands on blogging except the ones I put on myself. There are no hard and fast rules. My blog is my own personal space - and writing down my thoughts and feelings have helped tremendously in the healing process. A few regular readers is enough for me. I appreciate those that have stayed with me and really became my good friends through the months and years!

    Blog whenever you can, dear Sandy. I watch out for your new posts on my sidebar, and make sure I don't miss anything you write. And I appreciate your visits to my blog as well!


  4. Amen, Sandy! I feel the same way about blogging and my "blog buddies":) I'm on a little break right now; but just had to check in to say "hello" & send hugs&kisses to you!!

  5. Sandy, I love that "keep calm and continue blogging..." You are one of my favorite blog friends. You are always so encouraging and kind. And, we've had some behind the scenes emails, too. I am hoping to do a piece for a women's magazine in the fall about blogger relationships. I'll keep you posted. I proposed to my editor and she has to run it by her person. :-)
    }}HUGS TO YOU{{ xo, Cheryl

  6. Sandy, Thank you so much for your note. The past two months Kenny has really started to decline quickly. There is no easy way to go through this, and no time line to follow.
    I hope you are well.

  7. It's like you read my MIND?!?! I have been thinking about quiting my blog lately but I worry that I will miss it too much and that I will no longer feel full-filled. After all, it's not just about blogging, but it's about the wonderful like-minded souls you meet on her- such as yourself! Great post!!

    Sandy xoxox ;)

  8. Sandy, although I just found your blog but I am enjoying my time here. I love the sign of keep calm and continue blogging. I share the same feeling as you about blogging. I have made so many good friends through my one year blogging and feel very blessed to be in a community of so many loving and caring people.