Monday, August 10

Are you a blogger? I want to say thank you. . .

When you get into the world of blogging, as a blogger or a reader, you very quickly realise how positive the blogging world is. I don't mean to say that everyone who writes a blog has a charmed, wonderful life - we don't, but the posts they choose to write are almost always positive. Even when the topics aren't, there's always a silver lining running through; gaining strength, turning things around, staying hopeful, finding inspiration. Over the last year when life has looked bleak, I've been really thankful to have access to that positive world.


I started blogging in August 2014 after enjoying so many of the other great (usually girly) blogs out there. Once you start writing and promoting, you find yourself engaging with other bloggers, noticing their tweets, commenting on posts and discovering that there are literally hundreds of us all over the world! I follow bloggers in France, America, Canada, Portugal, Ireland and of course back home in little old Blighty.

This little, virtual world has a daily effect on my real life little world. I haven't actually met anyone in person yet but I have exchanged little tweets and messages and comments with a lot of you. Just having that cheery little smile poke its head through the door has a palpable effect on my mood.

Our generation is constantly berated for being too addicted to our technology - too much facebook! Too many tweets! Put your phones down!! . . . . .and yes, sometimes I do check my Instagram a little too often - BUT our phones and tablets keep us connected, not just to real people but also an abstract community, one that only really exists through our technology (most of the time). Where people post happy thoughts, send encouraging comments and seem genuinely interested in what you have to say. And of course let's not forget all the beautiful images out there - I mean wow!


I like to think of it this way; the blogging community is like Wuhu Island - remember, from Nintendo Wii??? And it's full of people who share something in common with you - every tweet is a possible conversation and every blog post is an invitation to share in someone else's life. It exists solely outside of real life and so is unaffected by it. You can visit whenever you like - just like on the Wii - and take part in a few games, wander around just to see what's happening or plant some flags and see who picks them up. (I've spent a lot of time on Wuhu Island over the years!)


I visit a variety of blogs through the various link parties I engage with and always enjoy what I find; a network of people (in my case, mostly women) who have something nice to say or show, whether it's a lipstick review, a biscuit recipe, a gorgeous outfit or travel photos.

So thanks to the bloggers and thanks to the readers. And let's keep our virtual world humming with positivity!

Bobbyanne
xxxx

12 comments:

  1. I just started blogging last month and as I am well versed with the online world, the blogging community I'm happy to add to my list. Take care.

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    1. And I'm sure the Blogging Community is more than happy to have you! :) x

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  2. Love this and I have definitely found the same to be true! So glad I found your blog today and I have followed you on Blog Lovin' so I can keep up with your latest posts as well as Pinterest. :) I would love if you could follow along with me as well!! Love meeting new bloggers!

    I blog over at stylishmuse.com | Bloglovin'

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    1. Hi Hayley! Thanks for a lovely bit of feedback :) I absolutely L-O-V-E Pinterest, especially in Autumn/Winter when I get obsessed with searching for pictures of coffee and hot chocolate. I think I've seen your pineapple shorts at a couple of blog hops, love them, my favourite colour.
      Bobbyanne
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    2. Hi BobbyAnne! I didn't realize I had already been to your site because I saw the name of your blog when I was here but didn't connect it to your name once I saw you commented on my post. :) Thanks for stopping by! Again, you have a lovely blog. So glad I'm following you!

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    3. Hi BobbyAnne! I didn't realize I had already been to your site because I saw the name of your blog when I was here but didn't connect it to your name once I saw you commented on my post. :) Thanks for stopping by! Again, you have a lovely blog. So glad I'm following you!

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  3. The positivity surrounding the blogging world is one of the things that I love best about it too!

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    1. :) Lovely comments, pretty posts and people sharing their lives, yup, it's all good for me so far!
      Bobbyanne
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  4. Thank you Bobbyanne, a lovely post.

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  5. You are so sweet, and I'm blessed to have met you through the Best of the Blogosphere link up! I have to admit these days I've been letting the catiness of blogging get me down. Thank you so much for reminding me that there are far more positives to the blogging community! I always love checking your blog, and you make my day whenever you leave a comment for me! <3

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    1. Wow, thank so much Amber! What a lovely thing to say, you've definitely made my day. Maybe I'm a bit of a noob, (I'm only 1 year old) but thankfully I haven't come across any negativity. I don't how I would deal with it, but up to now it's all smiles for me!
      I'll see you on the Blogosphere next week!! <3
      Bobbyanne
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