That is what I have spent some time thinking about today.
And here is what I have came up with so far.
Most importantly, it has opened doors for me to meet so many wonderful people.
Ones that open up and share a small part of their life with us.
Now yes, I can admit, I am drawn to the decorating blogs.
But not all of them that I enjoy are these types.
I follow some that never even talk about decorating.
They just share what all is going on in their lives.
A part of me wishes I could be more like that.
Others never talk about their decor, but always show off some amazing creation they have made.
Also there are ones that show off their shops.
And of course, there are ones that share a mixture of it all.
I so enjoy them all.
Blogging gives inspiration!
All of you bloggers inspire me so!
You help me get ideas of things I would love to do in my home.
And the thing of it is...
It is Not a "Keeping Up With The Jones" type of situation.
I don't feel the need to do something just because someone else did.
It is an inspiration that fills me, that makes me want to get up and paint that wall, change that display, try to think up something new to do here or there.
Because it makes me happy.
Happy to feel like I'm caring for home.
Happy to show the love I have for it.
Happy to give my family a nice place to come to, relax and hopefully be proud of.
And the friendship and support I gotten through the years in amazing.
So many of you have been there with me through the good times and the bad.
You have prayed with me, cried with me, listened to me vent, rejoiced with me, and followed me through all the small journey's in the my life over the past couple of years.
And to say Thank You doesn't come close to repaying you.
But none the less, I do thank you more than you will know.
I do try to make my blog fun for my followers.
Thinking up swaps, linky parties, giveaway, etc.
Because I want you all to enjoy visiting.
And because it helps me feel like I am giving back to all of you.
Now, I can admit....
I do sometimes use my blog for pimping my website or my Etsy shop.
But hey, you never know, I may have something you would love to buy. :)
And sometimes my blog can be boring!
I can admit that.
Mainly because I'm boring.
I try to keep it fun and exciting but who am I kidding, this Southern IL. gal hasn't done anything exciting in so many years!! Hehee!
I am limited in the types of experiences I can share.
So I keep blogging, filling with things I enjoy about others blogs.
And Yes, I do enjoy seeing what others bought and found while junking!
I'm stilling drooling over Marie's (OLM) graniteware Cereal container!!
All I can say is....
This silly little blog might be all over the place at times.
As are my hormones lately.
But one thing I can promise...
It will always be Me.
The good, the bad, and Yes, the boring at times.
I thank you all for stopping by.
And for giving me a place to retreat to.
A place to come for inspiration and friendship.
A place to know that there are others in the world like me. ;)
And that is what Blogging is to Me.