I’m such a letter-writer that it felt right this evening to pen one to you. (Or as close as one can get to approximating “pen and paper” via computer…)
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about blogging (yes, I know… “Don’t blog about blogging…”) — but you know me better than to believe I follow the rules. ;)
In my quest to be a writer, musician, haus frau, artist, yada yada, I need to make the most of my time, as do you! (I’m so easily sidetracked…)
Anyway… between all of the above, I found myself asking, “What is the point of blogging, eh?” (Had to throw a lil’ Minnesotan at you, yah sure, you betcha.) There are so many bloggers out there who do it so well and whose blogs I enjoy reading and whose recipes I enjoy cooking and eating! Do I really need to write one of my own?
In a nutshell: I found myself wondering whether or not I’d be better off spending time on “more important matters.” (Funny how your brain emphasizes thoughts like that, only to come up short when it’s prompted to produce an actual list of said important matters.)
Surprisingly, a conclusion came out of the blue today (better known as an answer from God…) and it was: “Blogging gives you more people to care about.”
Say what?! (An Okie-ism.) ;)
Truth be told, it took me by surprise. Sometimes I feel self-centered blogging about “the life and times of moi,” but lo and behold, the purpose isn’t “me” — it’s you! Woohoo!
I can live with that.
No… I enjoy that idea tremendously!!!
What I’m trying to say is that my blog was (and is) a means to find you… folks I’d never in a million years meet (or even know existed) were it not for this unique, fun, fabulous forum that opened up my world beyond Oklahoma, USA.
For that, I’m entirely grateful. (Actually, I’m doing the happy dance!)
While I don’t intend to spend 24/7 commenting on your blogs, when I do, it’ll be with reckless, guilt-free abandon (hallelujah!) — because the whole point is furthering human relationships (even cyber ones) — and I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend my time.
Except cooking your recipes and eating… well, never mind.
There will be time for all of the above… including today’s thoughts on How Food Imitates Nature. (The segue is short, I promise.) :)
Yesterday I posted my Teriyaki steak stir fry on FB and G+ and today it struck me how similar it was to the photos I’ve snapped recently…
Gotta love it!
Now, off to see what you’re up to! (And thanks for being here.)
Enjoying the blessings of friendship — and blogging,