One of the most wonderful parts of blogging, for me, has been the opportunity to read amazing writing that I'm sure I would not otherwise ever see. Reading the words of my fellow bloggers reassures me that the written word is alive and thriving, not dying on the internet vine as some might have us believe. Equally wonderful has been the warm and enthusiastic responses I've enjoyed from friends and strangers to my own writing. I've always wanted to be a writer; thanks to Blog Land, I get to be.
Yesterday, I received a blog award from Teacher Mommy at Diapers and Dragons (don't worry, links below). She really shouldn't have, because I am long overdue in giving HER one, for a wonderful and creative post of hers from a few weeks ago. But she did anyway, because she's just that
All of this got me thinking about how much blogs and blogging have become a part of my life over the past few years. How many of us check our favorite writers every morning? How many of us experience something during the day, and immediately start composing our next post in our heads? How many of us have "met" over the internet, united by nothing more than words that resonate between us? It's pretty awesome.
So today's post is all about celebrating blogging.
First, I finally bestow an award on Teacher Mommy, for her fabulous post If I Were.... For this out-of-the-box take on a traveling meme, I am giving her the Kreativ Blogger Award. (insert applause here.) I especially liked her "If I were a car" response.
Second, I gratefully display the award Teacher Mommy bestowed on me yesterday, for my Laundry Sonnet, which was really fun to write, but which sadly did not result in my laundry getting done.
And third, I encourage each of you to select a post that has recently touched you, made you laugh, think, cry, or finally get off the couch and take some action, and share it with others. Give it an award, or simply write about it on your blog and link to it so that others can read it as well. And then leave me a comment so I can visit your blog and see what you've been reading lately.
I'm so grateful to this blog. And to Teacher Mommy's blog. And to Jen at DiagnosisUrine. And to Viv, a Proud Mom to Many. And to many, many others. Let's share the love.
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