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BlogTalk: Community

by - Friday, April 06, 2012

It's Friday. And Friday of a long weekend - even better. Let's get a' talkin'.
If you ask a blogger what they love most about blogging, inevitably they will say its the sense of community. Sometimes, writing a blog can be like inviting your best girlfriends over to your house and chatting over a cup of coffee. Your friends laugh at your inside jokes, they get you, you could talk on for hours. And if you're lucky, you stay friends for a long time.

That's how I feel about you all. Some of you know more about me (and my home) than my real life friends and family - though I've recently realized friends I've had for 30 years (Hi Antonella! Hi Ana! Hey Cath!) have started to read my blog so that may not hold true for much longer ;) I started this blog when I was engaged and living in a condo, and now we're a family of three living in an (almost) fully-renovated house. That's a lot of blogging over the last five years and I wouldn't have stuck to it for so long if it wasn't for each and every one of you.

So this BlogTalk, on the Easter holiday weekend, is a little different. I just want to say Thank You for being part of my community. Whether I'm trying to sew for the first time, coming up with a design scheme, or just sharing my fears as a mom - you make me feel like you've got my back. You are infinitely supportive and for that I am grateful.


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  1. Thanks for posting the BlogTalk! I am definitely looking forward to the sense of community as I start my own blog. Your blog is one of my inspirations for starting mine, so thank you and I will continue to read your blog and learning more!

  2. Grace @ sense and simplicity12:29 PM

    I love the community too.  

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter.

  3. ChampionShip12:29 PM

    I can't agree more with this assessment. Sometimes I can't help but just marvel at how the internet has brought everyone together. 

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  4. This is so what I love about blogging as well. I have found such kindred spirits in the blogging and social media community - and so many have become real life friends :) Have a wonderful Easter weekend, and thank you for always being such an encouragement to me!

  5. Wonderfully written Jen. I am so happy to be a part of such a committed community that is always so willing to share/help each other out (example: Blogpodium)... I hope you and the family have a lovely long weekend... don't eat too too much!

  6. unique dizigns12:29 PM

    Hi Jen! Thank you so much for this series. As a new blogger I get overwhelmed trying to make sense off all that is beyond writing (analytics? feeds? html?)! Your series makes me think of blogging as a "whole package" with so many aspects of it that I still need to learn. But I'm enjoying the process and yes - it is thanks to this "community" and blogs like yours that I am learning so much!

  7. I love the blog community!
    I wishi could comment on every post I read to say how much I am enjoying a blogger's company that day!!!

    Getting us out to meet one another has been really great too, Jen! Even better in person - how is that possible?

  8. I couldn't agree more about the wonderful community that is blogging.  I also have lifelong friends who probably didn't know nearly as much about my creative side until they started reading my blog. It's like I'm opening my mind and my heart up to everyone and it's a great feeling.  Enjoy your long weekend! They are the best.

  9. Jessie12:29 PM

    I agree. When you are a stay at home mom, sometimes you felt as if you are disconnected with the rest of the community. I am glad blogging helps me bridge that connection again and also made some new friends in the process.

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Jen!


  10. barbara @hodge:podge12:29 PM

    Yes, I wholeheartedly agree, I love the community it has created! LOve the friends I have made! And now I get a chance to meet some when I come to TO! 


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