Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Benefits of Blogging

One of the best perks about blogging in my opinion is coming across interesting people and making new friends. Of course writing is a huge part of it, but along with the writing comes the reading. I love reading other people’s blogs. In fact, I’d rather read someone else's blog, rather than a famous author’s book. It’s more “raw” and it shows you a little peek of someone else’s life whom you’ve never met before. You start to get to know them, as you would a character in a book. I love that. In the five years that I’ve been blogging, I have met wonderful people through their writings, and I have also met quite a few in person as well. I don’t believe I have ever met a blogger friend I didn’t like or get a long with. I’d like to think that I’m a pretty good judge of character. I don’t think I have ever come across a blogger I have met in real life that I didn’t like. If I like the writing or your creative flow on your blog --I’m sure I’m going to like the person behind it too. With that being said, I have also inspired a few of my good friends to start blogging. Once they started, they couldn’t stop. Regardless of how many “fans” or readers you have, blogging should be a log of your life - a script that tells a story of who you are, what you did or maybe, photos you’ve shared with the world. My blog will hopefully outlive me, telling many stories of my struggles, challenges, my happiness as well as my childhood stories as well. The point of my blog in my eyes: “I left a mark.”

People who have left a mark in my life who are bloggers had shared their inner thoughts, their feelings, and those who have freely given their vulnerability through the biggest challenges in their lives. Some have made me laugh so hard that I couldn’t breathe. There are those who I have never met before, who have left such an impression on me, that I could only wish to be where they are. The two bloggers who I will hopefully soon be meeting, are Jess & Larkin. Their blogs are funny, raw and outrageously sick at times! These girls have so much life in them and the party never ends. They sent me a few videos of themselves dancing in a club. I took these videos and edited them all together to songs. Please go visit Jess & Larkin’s blog after you watch this video. Let them know what great dancers they are!