Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blogging, Revisited

With the reach of the Internet, the world has become a much smaller place.  And I like that.

For quite a while, I've been following the blog of a young woman named Lidia.  She lives in Hungary.  At first, I thought our cultural differences were too large to enable us to communicate, but her blog kept luring me back with its lush, extravagantly-photographed posts of chic, up-to-the-minute fashion.  Lidia puts a great deal of effort into her blog and it shows.  Her frequent outfit-posts are among the best I've seen on the 'net.

Language, too, turned out not to be a problem because Lidia writes in both English and Hungarian.  (I can barely manage one language so people with this ability amaze me.)

I assumed that because Lidia's blog has a very large following, she wouldn't have the time or interest in reading my small personal blog, half a world away.  But I was wrong.  She does read it and occasionally comments.  Which is nice.  I'm very surprised and deeply touched by that.

We never know what ripples in the pond we're going to create when we toss in a stone, so I throw many pebbles into the water.  During my brief time on Earth, I want to affect people and effect change.  My blog is a big part of that.  Consider it one big rock!

My brief recent post on blogging had that effect on Lidia.  It reminded her of her own personal history, which is full of hardship, sadness, friendship and triumph.  Her story isn't easy to read but it's real and it's personal.  She just posted it on her blog (here).  If you're curious, head on over.


  1. OMG thank you so much! This is the sweetest thing that's written about me so far. I'm inspired by your blog too, that you are not afraid of being yourself and always try to be creative and show us, your readers new things. Thank you for the good idea for my new post and thank you once again for this article about me, I'm so moved now. If you don't mind, I post it on my facebook and twitter, I want my followers to see this :)
    Have a nice day and thank you for making mine! <3

  2. You sure have thrown a rock into the water of life and the ripples are touching a lot of people as you can see by the comments on your blog on a daily basis. I am really happy that I have discovered your blog and am able to read it on a daily basis. You are very special.

  3. I am also always intriqued by international bloggers. Gives us such a variety of perspective of lifestyles and fashion. I am in awe of people who puts the effort to blog in two languages. I could totally do this but I barely have time to write in one. I am grateful my Turkish readers all read/speak English so they keep coming back regardless and leave me comments in Turkish which I love.
    I will head on this lady's blog and check out her story.

  4. She looks like a fabulous blogger. Thanks for the introduction.

    Admittedly, I find it very hard to make friends online. Especially due the "big" bloggers who have hundreds of readers. I'm into blogging to make friends. But I've had Greats, like Kasmira, drop by my little blog and say hello from time to time. I think it's a matter of connection. Sometimes you really make a great connection with some people, even through the internet.

    I am thankful for the time anyone takes to come by my blog, and always "pay back" by going to visit theirs in return.

  5. Aww Ally this was sweet :) I too have had such connections with bloggers. I think the world of bloggers who have a giant following but can still take the time to read each comment and even check out your blog. I will look into hers now by recommendation of you!

  6. Pebbles, boulders, stones, rocks big AND small... you've tossed them all. And the world is a better place for it.

  7. Lidia seems like a wonderful girl! Already checked her blog out! You're such a kind lady dear. Kisses :)