I don't really know much about blogging for the sake of blogging, but the idea is beginning to grow on me. My oldest, Emilie, and I have been following a blog carnival or a blog hop, or whatever it's called, for almost a week now, and we are really enjoying it. (Check out the blog carnival here.) Along the way, though, I have discovered a few things.
1. There are some really nice and very generous people in this world! People who give things away just for the sheer joy of giving. (People like my mom.) That's really awesome, and I'm really glad for Emilie to see that there are good people in the world.
2. Other people really do enjoy reading about the life and adventures (or non-adventures) of a total stranger. I have enjoyed "getting to know" many of the people on the magic carpet ride we're on, seeing and appreciating the diversity of each one.
Maybe I'll blog more about my life...
BTW, I love that so many countries are represented! It is amazing to my little mind to think that I can actually communicate with so many different people from so many places across the world. It helps to keep me from that geocentric mindset that we Americans can tend to have. It has helped fuel the curiosity that I want my children (and myself) to have about other cultures and peoples.
3. There are a lot of creative and talented people taking part in this adventure! I think that must be because artistic people are better at thinking "outside of the box" and at really experiencing an event, rather than just going through the motions. There are friends being made, maybe because an artist may feel more deeply, more profoundly, than does the average joe. Seeing all of the art has inspired me to search deeper and take a second look at the cards I create.
I have enjoyed this learning experience. I am still enjoying it (it doesn't end until Feb 15). I LOVE that Emilie and I are doing this together--what a special time this has been! Even if we don't win a thing, we get to read all the great comments that our new friends leave for us.
AND we get to give something away just for the sheer joy of giving.