It's been a long time since I've heard from so many of you. I've been away from Bloggerland for almost 2 years and I'm sure lots of things have transpired in your lives in the last two years as it has in mine. At 64 years old, I feel like the "other side" of the mountain. And the toboggan is time. It just seems to go faster as my years get closer to the bottom of the mountain side.
I'm feeling the urge to get back to blogging. Yes, as many of you know me well...urges can come and go in a few minutes! LOL. I did really enjoyed blogging before. Then, I passed through the Instagram door! Different world over there. It seems so much easier/faster to post pictures and put just snippets of conversation. Quick, quick, quick and right from my phone! I found that I was just doing it more and Blogger less.
Looking back to when I first started my blog, there were some specific reasons in my mind. I wanted to stretch my brain and learn something new. Sometimes I was a frustrated mental mess trying to figure something out...picture a tangled ball of yarn and trying to untangle it! LOL. I guess my brain wasn't quite as stretchable as it I thought! But, at the same time, when things did work out (either with someone's help or my hours of trying)...it was gratifying.
Another reason was to create a journal of my some of my life's activities, ideas and perspectives so that I could look back on them. Maybe even my kids or family might look back on it too. I have good friends that I don't see very often because they live far away. Blogging seemed a great way to share pictures of projects and some of my crazy adventures with them as well.
Also, I wanted to be helpful to others...that might come to visit the blog. Maybe a helpful experience, an insight or just to put a smile on a few faces, was a goal.
It made my heart happy to blog with these reasons in mind. Making one's heart happy (as well as other people's) is an important part of life...don't you think? =).
The blog hat has been in my closet for some time now. I'm going to put it back on and see where the path takes me next.
Here are some questions for you, if you don't mind commenting:
1) Why do you like to blog (if you have one)
2) What are reasons you visit other blogs?
3) Since March of 2015, what memory makes you most happy?
*If you answer all three questions, your name will be put in a drawing for the **giveaway below. (drawing closes Friday February 24th midnight mountain time. Winner will be announced Saturday the 25th)
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Have a great rest of your weekend! See you next week!