Do NOT Copy

Do NOT Copy

Why Do I Blog?

Karen at Artist's Garden asked us why we blog.

I originally started blogging to keep in touch with people I alredy knew. I could check in with what they were doing any time of day and stay and visit as long as I wanted without being a pest. As you may know, I CAN be known to be a bit gabby at times. LOL.

I started out on myspace because I have a bunch of friends and relatives that were already members there. The site is free and there were quite a few people that I wanted to keep in touch with on there.

I started an outside blog because my friend Syl had an msn account and never really went to myspace. Well, myspace tends to have a few problems with letting non members view photos and blogs from what I've heard too.

We chatted merily on occassion with our msn blogs (which I still have but have converted it to an ancestry blog) when they changed things over there. This caused Syl and all of her friends to leave msn in drovers to blogger accounts. Wanting to stay in touch, I followed suit. I was now newly moved to a new town and had no friends to sit and chat with over here and was feeling rather lonely out in the middle of nowhere. I didn't blog as much then as I do now though. I viewed it as time consuming and I always seemed to have plenty to do.

My blogging has evolved since then too. You see, I was suffering depression and met a bunch of wonderful people on the HGTV chatrooms that I came to know and depend on for friendship. They could make me laugh and smile even on the darkest of days before I sought treatment for my illness. I was seeking help on how to get my house sold, it had been on the market for 18 months and I was really feeling the strain in all areas of my life. One of those dear friends is Anna aka Flowergardengirl.

If you know me at all, you may know that I sometimes tend to talk about things other than the topic of the blog. Apparently the powers that be didn't like our silliness and getting off topic so we were constantly getting our posts deleted. I was very upset as was Anna, so we moved our conversations out to the blog world instead. I have since stopped posting at the HGTV chatrooms as it seems that my account there has been frozen and they were accusing me of promoting my blog when I posted there. I had a link to my blog so we could all get together and be as off topic as we wanted without having to worry about our posts getting deleted. I left with an extremely heavy heart, many of my friends I made there still have never made their way to my blog. Maybe they never will, but I am on the road to recovery with my depression and it's all because of the kindness of "strangers". Anna told me about this great new little gardening community called Blotanical where she was spending lots of time so I thought I'd give it a try too.

Now I enjoy rushing inside after seeing something neat and interesting to chat with you about. As you can see I have been posting much more frequently here than I ever did on any of my other blogs! My early posts were few and far between and now I post at least a couple of times a week. I now blog to chat with my cyber buds that have helped me come so far in life who have helped me find my happy place once again.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a message and a backlink. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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