the funny thing about blogging.

December 9, 2011

i started my first blog when we lived in a very remote place. it was a way to keep in touch with others wanting to create and share. it was a journal of moments and memories. i went a long time with no comments, no visits, but it was mine and I didn't worry. then i started meeting some incredible, like minded souls. i was inspired and embraced.
things got busy. i had a baby that didn't sleep, i disappeared.

when i came back i wasn't the same and needed another place to remind myself of the simple things that matter. smelling the roses so to speak.
also somewhere along the way i started enjoying the comments people left. craved them and the understanding or acknowledgement they gave to me and my world. so here's the funny part. the come and go of blog friends. some are everlasting. some are like dating, you get to know each other and realise you don't have much in common, and some just gave you the cold shoulder from the start.
the funny thing about blogging is that even though i don't know you dear readers in real life, i adore you and wanted to say thank you for visiting me. making me smile. and growing with me.

y'all know who you are!
♡ ashley


  1. What a lovely post. It's funny how the littlest of love can make our days so much brighter x

  2. Aww this is a lovely post Ashley, I do know how you feel, can totally relate to your summary of blogging and bloggers. I think it's a wonderful thing, helps me in many ways... and I'm particularly lucky to thoroughly enjoy writing. So it's win win :o) Keep blogging, I like what you do Ashley xo

  3. I am still baffled by the social world of I try to not get too wrapped up in it. But I have my few blogs that I love and yours is one of them~
    xo from Lexington~

  4. blogging is quite funny isn't it.
    The more I do it, the more I care about it.
    Sometimes it's good to have a break.

    Those close up flower photos are beautiful

  5. Always love to visit here. I love your outlook and beautiful photos. For the most part I think the whole blogging thing is a positive interaction. The commenting can be baffling at times, but try not to get too hung up. Good things take time and what you have here is a good thing xo

  6. so true. some are so dear you find yourselves emailing each other instead of commenting.

  7. I can well identify with this Ashley. Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me and given me the chance to meet like minded individuals whom I might never have had the privilege to cross paths with.
    I do so enjoy visiting your space :)

  8. I often wonder what it would be like to meet up with my favourite blogging friends in real life. I think we would have a great time.
    I think your blog is great and I love seeing what you have been up to.

  9. it is a funny old thing isn't it. blogging. but i wouldn't be without it!

    rachel xo

  10. Oh, this is very true about blogging and life in general. Thank goodness for good friends found in both worlds. I've just found this space of yours...and I must say, I like meeting someone who knows how to smell the roses :-)



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