Yes definitely more than just a post …
When you sit down in front of your computer to create your post for the day it’s more than a post!
More than just a clever grouping of words and/or photographs/music or works of art.
This is a space that you call your own. You may share your thoughts, your feelings, your explorations of life, both those inside your head and in everyday life, but more probably the creative side of you that you don’t show anywhere else.
Being a blogger allows you to expand your vision and share what life means to you. It’s special and unique!
I’m a blogger and this is a space where I can write and say what I want to, the way I want to, when I want to. I can inspire if I wish to, or I can perhaps introduce new information to you.
This then is the most special place on the planet because when I’m here I own the persona that is reflected in each and every word, photograph, illustration, musical video, and any other creative application that I choose to use this place for.
And when you come to visit … it’s me you’re coming to see. The me I want to be noticed, the me I want you to like and remember. That me. The me that, maybe, no one else see’s or notices, at least not in the way I want to be seen.
And when I’m here, I’m at peace. There is a special feeling that I have here that I get no where else. Something that enriches my soul.
It certainly improves my ability to communicate (through words) with others. And as I go about and visit other bloggers I sense from their posts the same proprietary sensations that they have about their own blog as they (like me) share that very special creative side of their nature.
Our blog and our posts are palettes, and journals, a creative landscape opening us up to greater and better things.
For some of us there are creative goals we are reaching for. And here in our blogs we share in the reaching of those goals together, even as we come to know one another personally as friends.
And this is the WHY ABOUT THIS! The Why a Blog is more than a Blog and a Post is more than a Post and a comment is more than a mere response by another blogger. We’re communicating because it’s about us. Each other.
We’re the ones that are blogging and commenting. And this makes it extra special and more than the sum of all it’s parts.
We aren’t the only one that feels alone when standing in a group of people. There are many of us, different, unique, special. Talented.
We blog to be creative but we also blog to meet and be interactive with others like ourselves. Blogging is enriching, and informative. It enhancing our intelligence and our creative muse, but mostly I think it nourishes while fulfilling our need to reach out to others and be accepted for who we are!
All these things given/received by the bloggers who blog and all the reasons why, a Blog is more than a blog and a post is more than a post. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
So if your a blogger I have a table waiting just for you to share a visit with, or at your place, yours or mine doesn’t matter – I can’t wait! Blog on!
A fellow blogger,
43 thoughts on “More than a blog … More than just a post!”
Oh – this is most wonderful. And – you are so right about this!
My door is always open for you too 😉
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Thanks Rosy so very much. I’m glad you share these same feelings! 🙂 xoxo
[ Smiles ] I can definitely relate to your blog, Penny.
Nice article, my friend.
Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers and one of my very first ones as well! I say this with much sincerity Renard!
Penny, I agree with you, wholeheartedly, that a blog is more than a blog. I feel like I’m visiting a person when I go to someone’s latest post. If I had known sooner what an awesome community this was I would have been here ages ago! Your blog was one of the first that I started to follow, and I will always appreciate the warmth you share here.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you so much Wendy. I think we, as in you and me and the others we’ve been meeting and continue to meet, I think we’re building it (all of us). I don’t think it was here a few years ago. I might be wrong but I don’t think I am. I think something changed and people started to become more personal and interactive with each other. Could be mistaken but again I don’t think I am. And all of us are bringing the energy (our energy) into the blogging experience. Just my thoughts on this. No data or anything to back it up lol! And again the warmth I do try to share is the real deal. And I am so very pleased (like you) to be a part of this experience that we are having. Much love to you dear friend, Penny xo
Penny, you set a good example of openness and acceptance for all others. I may not agree with all the things I read in blogosphere, but I agree to disagree with gentleness and respect. I am intrigued by how others think. I sense this same respect at your “space” too! It’s fun to learn and expand our knowledge & friendships. 🙂
Yes, not a perfect world Wendy, but no reason why one can’t be the way one would hope others would be also, and like you I want to learn and learn and learn and make more friends too win-win! 🙂
The most special post ever Penny. So much love💝💝💝💝💝
Thank you Robyn, So wonderful to hear you say that. A lot of “me” (if you know what I mean) went into it and now that I think about it a lot of “Christina’s her” and your “you”, and I guess well all of us, lol! 🙂 All my love xox
That is exactly what I thought of when I read it… have felt this way about our blogging community for a long time… so special — and you ARE!! xo
HUGE SMILE HERE! 🙂 xo
What a wonderful post! And I would be more than happy to share a table at either of our places 😉
Thank you Kenley, I’d love to have you here anytime and just so you know (which you already do, I think) Your table is probably the one I’d be most likely to show up at (your food always looks and sounds so delicious, you also set a gorgeous table). Much affection, Penny 🙂 xx
A five-star post, Penny…. in its truth and beauty…. the pics – so perfectly matching the mood.
Thank you so very much. Wow 5 stars. I am most appreciate for your praise and will try to stay worthy of it. A most special wonderful day for you today and tomorrow also, Penny xx
What Alastair and Elephant said… true, very true. I think we are the only ones who understand us! We must function in the ‘real’ world and fulfill our responsibilities as employees, parents, children, etc…. but here we can expose a vulnerable part of ourselves… a creative part which we might not otherwise expose. Thank you Penny for reminding all of us why we’re here. 😉 xxxooo
Hi Roxi, it’s funny in a way because many (of us) reveal very very personal subject matter on our blogs that we wouldn’t even begin to discuss in the real world, even with close friends. Think about what that means for a minute … or two (at the very least). Is it because as nightlake mentioned in her comment there is “no face-to-face conversation” involved so it’s easier to lay it out there and then once you realize, hey people actually give a … (darn) then it get’s even more easy to be the who that you are inside of you. At least on your blog. All interesting topics to discuss I think. Thank you for your very generous words Roxi, my special friend! Much love to you today, Penny 🙂 xx
You have said it right, Penny. Thanks for the invitation. Jo 🙂
Absolutely! My pleasure, the door is always open my friend! 🙂
wow! you read my mind. i was just rereading some of my posts,thinking that it felt good to say what i think and share things i think are interesting. you outdid yourself with this post!!
Thanks Morrighan, Like you I’d been giving it some thought, about myself personally and others and the words just came to mind. I’m so glad you enjoyed this.
Perhaps that is why those who don’t blog don’t really understand those who do. I so agree with what you’ve said here – blogging and making blogging friends over the miles is something special and magical.
All the best to you and all our fellow bloggers 🙂
Thank you, and I agree if you don’t blog it is hard to understand the friendships that develop and the satisfaction and good will that occurs because of same. The very best to you also. with special affection, 🙂 xx
Glad to accept your invitation, Penny. You are always welcome in my home. 🙂 Beautiful post, as always. 🙂
Thank you Celestine, I would love to have your family here for a visit that would be outstandingly wonderful for all of us and yes I, we would love to visit you as well, which you and I have discussed previously. I stay hopeful in that regard dear friend! 🙂 xx
I think, Penny, this has to be one of your best posts to date. It says so much. It explains not only how we want people to perceive us, but also how we are able to show this part of ourselves. There are some who open themselves completely, and others who open a little at a time, and still others who show nothing. These last ones, you don’t even know if they are male or female.
Thank you Penny
I know you meant the last little bit as a joke, I think it is wonderful for each of us to be exactly the who or what they want to be when they’re online. It lends a mystery in many cases, a curiosity that we might otherwise not have. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Alastair. I’d been thinking on this for some time and wrote this exactly as I felt. I am glad you liked it my friend, 🙂 xx
I did read it several times before commenting. It’s not the type of post that you can read once and say “yeah that’s it” Because of the amount that you say in it, you have to read it again to see if you’ve missed anything.
I did mean that last bit as a joke, I was distracted by a meowing cat using my leg as a scratch pad and pressed enter. Think I should have drop kicked him instead hehe.
Love the way you flow from your heart to the paper.
Thanks again, give the meowing cat a nice pet from me! No drop kicking please (yes I know you didn’t mean it and I understand perfectly lol) 🙂
He’s wondering what he’s done so good now 😀
Have you noticed the annoying bubble each time you comment on your own post?
Good! 🙂 Yes I’m annoyed myself now by whatever the heck is up with wordpress!
I put a post about it and am surprised at the amount of people who don’t like it, so hopefully it won’t stay long. I linked it to their feedback page so they should get the message through that. I don’t want a bubble or see my ugly mug every time I post something on my own blog.
Hmm .. just realised .. I need to send you an email about something ..
Beautiful thoughts and my table is always open to you as well
Thank you, much appreciated and good to know. I would love to travel there to meet you, sigh! 🙂
AnElephantCant deny it
You are who he comes to see
It is more than a post
Without which he’d be lost
He thinks you should be stamped with a lifetime guarantee
Thank you, those are very generous words and I am more appreciative than you can know. 🙂
communicate and improve ourselves perhaps…introverts become extroverts here as no face-to-face conversation is involved..and different cultures come together.. this is an interesting post!
Thanks Padmini, There is much truth in what you say. Excellent points. I appreciate your thoughts very much dear friend (and advice)! 🙂
nope, Penny..not advice..no:)) just thoughts:)
You are so right Penny. I’m many things in real life – mother, cook, pet-lover, the schmuck who does the dishes – but only on my blog can I say strange, philosophical things, or rant about the world, or talk about the imaginary world that consumes me. I could say all those things in real life but…it’s depressing watching people’s eyes glaze over. Here, I know that the people who drop in do so because they they’re interested. Not in everything that excites me, but we do share common ground. Nothing is better than that. 🙂
Thanks, and I agree it’s a wonderful feeling!