Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I was so touched by your remarks that I couldn't contain my emotions. Your heartfelt kindness, your sharing of fashion tips and your supportive encouragement all hit me like a tornado. You gave me something I've ached for my whole life -- female comraderie. For one of the first times, I didn't feel isolated and alone.
When I started blogging, I carefully observed the culture of the community and what other bloggers do with their sites. I learned that the impetus to blog differs among us. For some, it's merely to display their daily clothes. For others, it's a way to make friends. For many, it's a forum to develop our personal style.
For me, blogging is a means for expression -- expression in ways I've always craved but for which I never had a social outlet. The blog has become the central outlet for my pent-up instincts.
Over time, it also has become an incentive for me to dive deeper into female-life. I shop more, I study women's clothing more, I pay attention to news and social phenomena that are invisible to most men. Blogging -- and your presence here -- is accelerating the speed of my journey toward happiness.
I cannot ever imagine stopping my blog. It gives me so much. It opens doors and puts me in touch with wonderful people like you who, for the first time in my life, "see" me and are nice to me in ways I cherish.
How important is blogging to you? Why do you blog?