I'm participating in the SITS Back to Blogging Challenge, which is sponsored by Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builders Appliances.
Today's assignment is to write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?
Whew, that's a big one for me. As a person with bi-polar, social anxiety disorder & gastroparesis, I don't have that many IRL friends. Those that I do have I have trouble seeing often (although I am getting better!)
Blogging has meant long lasting friendships, people out there who I know honestly care about me & who I honestly care about.
It means meeting some of the kindest, funniest people who inspire me and make me laugh.
It means a place to be me, free from fear or self doubt.
It means a place to chronicle my life, the good, the bad and the ugly.
It means saying prayers for strangers and knowing they are doing the same for me.
In short, blogging, helped to open up my world, when it had become very, very small. For that I thank all of my blogging friends.