I’ve been doing this journaling thing for almost a year now (can you believe it?!? Today is the start of the twelfth month!) Despite regularly telling myself that I should start engaging with other bloggers, I haven’t done it. The only blog I’ve been reading regularly is Momma Sunshine‘s.
Frankly, I feel awkward about the whole social networking thing. I’m fine here in my own little corner of the world – I almost always have something to talk about and I know that there are a group of people out there who are interested to hear what I have to say. But put me outside on a street corner where everyone is talking and I’m no longer sure.
Consequently… even though I blog, I have held myself apart from joining the blogging community. Which is how I used to participate in my walking-around community – I wanted to be a part of it, but didn’t know how, so I didn’t try. I grew up and learned some lessons about being social and now I do okay. Surely I can do the same thing online, right?
Today through a twisty route of clicking links, I ended up at a blog that I really, really like – City Girl. Not only do I like the content, I LOVE how it looks.
After spending quite a while reading at her blog, I followed links to some of her favorite blogs and ended up at another blog that I’m LOVING – Newlyweds On A Budget (the specific post I linked to is absolutely brilliant!)
So now I’ve identified two bloggers whose work I’m really enjoying. Next step – let them know that I like their work (because it’s so much better to say something nice to someone’s face than to wait until they’ve left the room and say it to other people…)
Today’s miracle – reminding myself that I can make some small steps. I don’t have to eat the entire elephant today. I can just choose a small portion of the upper thigh and leave the rest for another day. Success takes time and diligence. I can do that.