Friday, 1 May 2009


Why Do I Blog???

Joy at Cupids Charm is hosting a Blogging Party – asking why do I blog??
When I first started blogging I thought it would be a great place to help get that creative vibe going again.

Sometimes our friends and family don’t understand our art etc. but in Blogland we know we understand it.
It is a place where ‘we get’ each other.
Once you start blogging you see things in a different light. You look at things and think ‘what a great photo or event' to share with your blog friends

I love the honesty of most bloggers – who tell it like it really is and don’t try and sugarcoat their lives. Some people only want to share their art and that’s okay – some people want to share their lives as well and that’s okay. That is the joy of being a blogger – we can share whatever we want and still have fun meeting people from all around the world

Sometimes you don’t know how much of yourself to ‘share’ but I think that in general we are all pretty open with what is happening in our lives and creative spaces.
Blogland is a place where we can share our art, homes, gardens, vacations, family life, thrift bargains and most of all our friendship.

Blogland is a beautiful place to visit.
Such a caring and sharing group of people


Stephenie said...

I started blogging for the same reasons as you...You're right once you start blogging you really do see things in a different light..These ladies in blogland inspire me everyday..I love visiting all these beautiful blogs..I always enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts...

Lori said...

well said Alison:) have a great weekend!!!

shabby*vintage*dreams said...

Im so glad you blog!! Your a sweet friend to blog with!!

Gabriela said...

Hello Alison,

Yeah! Love blogging!

~ Gabriela ~

Geralyn Gray said...

Cheers to you and here

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Such a nice post and so true!

Victoria xx

Deb said...

Good Morning Alison
Great post! Happy May 1st.

Debby said...

Alison, I have so enjoyed visiting your blog and reading why you love to blog. I am thrilled to have found you by way of the blog party.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
I love your post. It says it all just right. I feel the same way as you about blogging. Have a wonderful day!

Trisha said...

I really enjoyed my visit to your wonderful blog!

Trisha Evans
a vintage white

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Alison ~ love your blogging reasons. It was lovely getting to know you today. (*_*) ~Stacy~

jeanne said...

Alison, your reason for loving to blog is perfectly true and wonderful to share. You hit the nail on the head with your idea of why we love to blog. Thank you for adding your thoughts to the party.


Theresa said...

Happy Blog Party! Glad to meet you!
I really liked your blog post!
I hope to visit again. It is a wonderful way to meet people of like minds,and interest ;)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Alison!
This is my first time to your blog and I have to tell you, it is so welcoming! Your words and pictures are very beautiful and I enjoyed my stay.
It's nice meeting you and enjoy the party!
everything vintage

Lori said...

Oh Alison, blogging has created such a wonderful mesh of friends for me, don't know what life would have been like the last two years without everyone!!! Your one of my sweeties too!!! Love,Lori

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hello Alison,
So nice to meet you and visit your beautiful blog. So lovely to share our reasons for loving to blog. Until next time.

Best Wishes,

Katrina said...

Here here! I am glad you blog too. I love reading your posts. I think we both started blogging around the same time. Have a great weekend :)

Le_Vintage said...

i love blogging and i love reading them too! you have a great set going here, i love checking out you're posts.

can't wait to see what else you have to offer.

abeachcottge said...

nice post!

I'm with you, I just love how it connects me with people who are interested in what I am interested in...if I stood at the school gate and jumped up and down because i had found a vintage bench or ladder or something and painted it white, they would think I was a raving lunatic

...and if I said I found a peely old chippy paint pink chair and took it down the beach to photograph it I think my kids wouldn't get any playdates!


Tara said...

Isn't what you say so true--we begin shyly and then realize there are such great people out there

Betty said...

Beautiful post Alison. I've met so many wonderful women while blogging. It is so nice to have someone to share the art that my family just doesn't "understand".

Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
I'm glad we all started blogging.
I so agree!
Thanks for the visit,

Just Between Us Girls said...

Hurray for you Allison. Lovely thoughts and beautifully presented.
Thank you for sharing your heart and mind with us.
Love and hugs,

Cindy said...

You echo my sentiments exactly! For me, the best part is meeting like minded people and connection. Great post!


Unknown said...

Oh, I totally agree! I love blogland, too! :)

Deb said...

Very well said Alison. Great post.
Take Care.
Hugs.. Deb x

Kathleen Grace said...

You are so right Allison! Somehow blogging finds kindred spirits from all over the world that understand us like girlfriends we have known for years:>)

Joy Jones said...

Hello Alison! I know exactly what you mean! I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party!! I hope you enjoyed the event and also enjoyed meetings lots of new bloggers. Have a beautiful week ~ Joy said...

Well said Alison! Rachaelxo p.s. and such fabulous support as well!

Unknown said...

Like you, I started blogging so I could meet like minded people who would 'get' me and my interests. But I never realised just how fabulous (and addictive!) it would be.