years – 6
blog posts – 1852
blog comments – 13911
additional blogs and sites of my own – 7
husband – 1
friends – countless
Watching blogging and social media grow into the veritable monster it has become has been very entertaining, and quite an eye-opener for me.
I never dreamed when I started blogging that I would actually make friends in real life with the people whose blogs I was reading! I also found that the people I met are almost all a lot like they are on their blogs, although some are a lot shorter than I imagined.
Some have deeper voices than the ones I heard in my head. Some have children. Some are no longer blogging. Many are like me.
See, I don’t mingle, I’m not one of those people who talk to strangers in bank queues. And these people I have gotten to know, they also battle to make small talk with people they don’t know, and actually getting to know someone on the internet by reading their blog means I can walk into a blogger meetup and not feel like I’m amongst strangers!
I have tried and failed to explain to non-bloggers how blogging has impacted my life, but unless someone actually has a blog its very hard to put into words why I would want to share so much of my life with innumerable strangers. I blog to support other parents raising ADHD children. I blog to occasionally explore my fiction writing ability. I blog to think things through. I blog about my loves. I blog about my pet peeves. I met my husband through my blog. Through social media I have been able to turn a love of cupcakes and a passion for weddings into business ventures.
I am still my most important reader. And that said- without you, oh ever loyal bunnies of mine- this blog would have fizzled and died a long long time ago. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for leaving your comments on my blog. And if you’ve been lurking- today’s the day you say hello!