Saturday, January 7, 2012
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.