I was speaking with a friend at the lunch table today about blogging.
The question at hand … “What is blogging really about?”
My simple answer to that was, “Blogging is about relationship and community.”
When I began “Reinventing the We’ll” I guess blogging was about writing and writing for an audience. A couple of years in, it has become about something else…people. Don’t get me wrong I still write because I love writing but it’s no longer just my voice that I am concerned with. When I write I want to hear the voices of my audience speak back to me in the comments section. Your comments have enriched me so much these last few years. Your voices have sustained me in some dark times. Thank you! 🙂
I have also been blessed to be able to read your work and to be given a voice on your blogs and that has been such an awesome privilege. Paulette http://pbus1.wordpress.com/ (sorry Paulette I just couldn’t let the opportunity pass) has nominated me for the Readership Appreciation Award. I am not sure I deserve a reward for doing something that was only a benefit to me but still I whole heartedly accept.
Here are the rules:
1. Award your top 6 bloggers who have commented the most.
2. Be thankful.
3. You cannot award someone who has already been awarded. And you cannot give the award back to me.
4. Don’t forget to tell the bloggers you’ve awarded.
5. If you don’t want to pass on this award, that’s okay too. Just admire it.
Now Paulette has already nominated some of my top commenters but here are six more who have added so much to my blogging life!
1. Deb at http://twominutesofgrace.wordpress.com/
2. Rachel at http://stirringthedeep.com/
3. Nicole at http://lovingsimplemoments.wordpress.com/
4. Tom athttp://tomraines.wordpress.com/
And these are some new readers who have blessed me!
5. Sarah at http://theflyingonion.wordpress.com/
6. Paul at http://imagebreakers.wordpress.com/
To all of you who faithfully read “Reinventing the We’ll” Thank you! May you be abundantly blessed!
Congratulations!!!!! You really deserve it. Thank you, Pastor J for a job well done, your blog has truly touched my soul over this past year more than you know. It was through your blog that I was able to take that step to have a much deeper relationship with my God. May God’s blessings pour out over you and your family. Thank you, Pastor J. A-men!
I am so glad Deb to have you as one of my readers. I am blessed because He has used me to strengthen you!
Pastor J . . .I’m so happy for you. Yay!!! And I love how you explained blogging. 🙂 It is hard to explain to someone who doesn’t do it. haha! So thankful for you and looking forward to many more years of reading your blog and the privilege of knowing you! God bless you!
Thanks Deb! And right back atcha! 😉
Thank you for the award, Pastor J!! I remember when we first started talking about blogging… and I’m so glad that you started! 🙂 You’re definitely a huge blessing to all of your readers!!
Thanks Nicole. I do remember that conversation. It seems ages ago now and certainly much water under the bridge. I am so glad you convinced me to take this route!
Great description of the community in blogging. I was encouraged to begin blogging to share and try to understand why God was giving me these affirmations…The community is what I cherish and also what helps confirm what God is placing on my heart! Glad it has brought us together and thank you for the mention! Sorry, I have been out of town and just catching up…blessings!
Glad to have you catching up Tom! I have been truly blessed by the blogging community as well! Thanks for being such an important part of it! 🙂
Congratulations,every reason to be happy when readers appreciate you. Well done.
Thank you so much!