I’m sitting here, up too late, and going through just some of the many blogs that I try to follow. There are so many out there!! I know I can never keep up with them all. But I’m feeling kind of sentimental about this whole online quilting community and the support that so many people give to so many other people. I love to read blogs that clearly have really loyal followers and see that people are excited for that person’s work and life. I love that as a blogger, I can post something random and at least one person out there will make me feel a little bit more normal about it by agreeing with me or consoling me or whatever.
I truly love the way the quilting community is so worlded widespread. I literally never know when someone comments on my blog for the first time what country they are from. How awesome is that? Oh and I strangely seem to have a fairly strong international following. I’m wondering if it is because I post late at night and that works well time zone-wise for others. I digress….
In a world where it is often easier to gripe about things than compliment people for their hard work, I would love to give you all a chance to say something that you love about blogland. And I’ll start!
• I love that I can keep in touch with friends from all over the country now (especially my NOLA Peeps!)that I have actually met in person…and I know I’ll meet a ton more at the sewing summit!
• I’m so appreciative of all of the tutorials that people take the time to write up. That’s hard work and some people spit them out like it’s nothing. But don’t be fooled. They are working hard to do that for all of us.
•I love that one of the funniest people I know lives in England and I’ve never actually met her…and I can’t even remember how we started chatting. But I’m so grateful for that friendship.
I could go on and on, but I want you all to feel free to share something you love about this quilting community of ours. Maybe it’s your favorite blogger (who me? why thank you!)…or the fact that there seems to be a quilter for all of us. Someone we especially identify with. Whatever! Like I said, I’m feeling sentimental and I’d love if some of you joined me on this Anne of Green Gables – esque experience of sharing our feelings.