Saturday, September 16, 2017

Us Bloggers

Us bloggers are pretty brave, if you think about it.  We write, we create, we take pictures, and then we hit the publish button.  Sure, we can delete it all, change our words, but most of us don't.  We never know the outcome our posts will have on the readers, yet we write from the heart.  It looks a lot easier than it is, doesn't it?   With the music we add and and the links we provide and the pictures we share, there's a lot that goes into getting a post published........but it is our passion.  I remember one of the very first blogs I visited, Dear Daisy Cottage.  Me and the girls loved it!  We anxiously awaited Kim's next post, especially Nel.  Kim had a way of writing, and her cottage pictures were the most charming we had ever seen.  I never commented early on, but I visited daily.  It became part of our routines.  We just loved her.  Keep sharing your blogs, my friends.  I learn something from you every day - about the flowers, about the projects you're working on, about your travels, about scripture, about home décor, about nature, about art, and about the world.


 Do you remember the first blog
you ever visited?
 
~Sheri

35 comments:

LoveT. said...

What a lovely Post Sheri, your Words are amazing!
Yes, i remember the first Blog i´ve visit, it was a beautiful Fashionblog from a very young Women. :)

Happy Weekend <3

Jeanie said...

You are so right. It is brave, especially at first. You hope people will find you. And that they'll like it. And you're afraid they'll think it's dumb or boring or not up to par. But we get out there and do it anyway!

I remember the several that were my first but my very first? I'm not sure!

Sandi said...

It is brave in a way, isn't it? You never know what someone will think of what you wrote and what they'll say. I think I have only gotten one bad comment, once or twice, however. I suppose I am not usually controversial, but I kinda was once...kinda...and it got weird. ;-)

I don't remember the first blog I ever visited. I think the first website was either CNN or U2.com. Ha ha. It was a long time ago!



Susie said...

Sheri, I can remember my first post and the first who ever left comments. I use to visit blogs before I started blogging. Such fun ...it was like visiting magazines on some posts. Like family on others, or long lost sisters even. Some of you seem like maybe you could have been my daughters..even tho I know I only had 4 and they are all accounted for. LOL. There have been times where I think ...it's just more people to love and then hurt for , when things are going on in their lives...then I have felt like not blogging, for feeling sad. But I have grown to love my big blog family and I need to be here, to pray, to send good wishes and hugs. You are one of my special blog pals. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL this is timely as I'm in and out of the house working on projects, photographing, planning and sweating out in the hot sun (THAT part I love since I'm thrilled to have an 87 degree day in September!). I often have to remind myself why I do this. For me, it's a creative outlet -- I feel so relaxed when I'm 'creating'. The blog part, well, that's just to share what I've 'figured' out and hopefully encourage others to create. The other part is seeing what everyone else does -- so inspiring! I don't have a single stamp in my passport but through my blogging buddies, I've visit many different parts of the world each week. I think the first blog I followed was Miss Mustard Seed. No pressure there haha -- she's a genius!

Debby said...

I've been blogging since the late 90's, so there must have been a favorite blog that gave me the inspiration to do my own. I do know, I have had favorites and then they just stopped. I miss this one blog - the gal was so witty

Karen said...

Sister Mildred blogged for a year before I asked her to help me set one up. It will soon be 9 years that I have been blogging. I am thankful for you and many blogging friends.

DUTA said...

The variety of blogs and bloggers is overwhelming.Some write a daily blog which is not easy to do, for some english is not first language, and yet a lady of dutch origin writes wonderful poetry in it...A lot of blogs come with a message, other blogs have something to teach the reader. I learn something useful from almost every blog, and that is priceless.

Lowcarb team member said...

I think 'blogland' can be such a wonderful place.
I so enjoy my visits to so many blogs and such a wide variety of sites and subjects.
I've learnt about different countries, different foods, different plants and animals. I've been privileged to visit many places courtesy of fellow bloggers photographs. It has been, and still is, an exciting place.

Have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Brenda Pruitt said...

I think it might have been Dear Daisy Cottage!
Brenda

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Sigrid Pulido said...

I agree to you, Sheri.
For me blogging is also an interesting way of meeting people and their lifes and places all over the world.
Sigrid

Merlesworld said...

No I can't remember my first visit but my my blogging is like a morning chat only I only have time on the weekends now as life has got to be very busy.
Merle..............

NanaDiana said...

Oh- yes---it was so much fun back when I first started blogging...there was a certain leveling among bloggers then...there were no "big blogs", no advertisements, no sponsors...just people writing about what they loved and sharing the ups/downs/goods/bads of life and projects.
I do remember the first blog I ever visited and she no longer blogs--but it made me want to try it.
It is a lot of work sometimes, but also---very rewarding. xo Diana

TARYTERRE said...

bloggers are interesting folks indeed. they have so much to say about what they do. i love them all.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I remember the first blogger who visited me and kept coming back. I remember how kind she was, I remember us exchanging phone numbers, and I still remember the time of day and where I was when we heard each others' voices. She was literally my best friend because I didn't have a best friend here where I live.

I remember the others who started to come to my blog, I remember finding their sites, then finding Pinterest and going nuts over pinning and using photos to inspire my ideas. My ideas evolved into a more poetic style, then I decided to take my own photos.

Your post here today my friend has reminded me of a very important and wonderful process I sadly have had to put aside because besides the fun and necessity to get your ideas out, the most important thing about blogging to me are YOU, THE PEOPLE.

RaeAbigael said...

that's just the beauty of blogging. you express yourself and you'll never know whom you have inspired and have helped. great writing, sheri! :)

xoxo, rae
http://www.raellarina.net

Marilyn Miller said...

I remember writing my first post and holding my breath as I published it. The first blog I read and still read faithfully is Corey's, Tongue in Cheek. I wasn't blogging, so I didn't leave a comment for a long time.

Pilar said...

In the four years that I've blogging, I love it! I remember the first time I hit publish and visiting other blogs! I think it's great that bloggers can inspire and motivate others through their posts! Have a wonderful week Sheri!

It's me said...

Yeah i remember....it was for three dutch woman who had a rough time...i read them blogs for a while and started with a candle to help them through.....it was so exciting to write my first post....till now almost 8 Year later i like Reading more than writing......love happy week enjoy ....love Ria x ❤️

nonie everythingsewing said...

Trying to remember the first blog, it will come to me later. What a wonderful post. I am getting more comfortable in writing a blog, still love reading other blogs.
I am so glad to have this one added to my favorites.

Nonie

Susan said...

Lovely post, my dear Sheri. You are right that blogging takes a lot of time, effort, and love! I do remember the first blog I ever saw. It was "My Romantic Home" with Cindy. Oh my goodness. I felt like Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole. It was an entirely new experience for me. I never even knew blogland existed. That was 8 years and more than 2,000 of my own blog posts later. Thanks for the memories, dear Sheri. Hugs. Susan

Pam Jackson said...

HAHA....Yes I do. It was the blog of a friend of mine, lives in Georgia. I loved the thoughts of sharing and learning about others. She no longer blogs but she was really good at it.

piccolina said...

Makes me smile :) I haven't been blogging for a longer time.
Now, I'm thinking what to post. :)

H*Peans said...

The first I ever read was Young House Love, and back then, I think it was called This Young House. I lived in VA at the time, and they were down the road in Richmond. They are a creative, energetic couple.
I am trying to getting back to blogging. School started, so I've been busy!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I remember purchasing a book, 'Blogging for Bliss' which featured many wonderful blogs, one of which was dear daisy cottage and like you I totally fell in love! Her home, her photos (those swans!), her writing...loved it all. She posted every day and I think for many that's a recipe for burnout, unless you're home bound for some reason. As you may know she still posts but it's not the same :(.

xxx

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

One of the first blogs I ever read was Pioneer Woman, before she was famous, lol. I followed along her "High Heels to Tractor Wheels" posts, and loved her style. I enjoyed your thoughts about blogging. I've just jointed IG and it is a fun way to communicate through pictures and short thoughts. However, I'll always love blogging, because of the precious friendships I've made and the many wonderful things I've learned through other's experiences. Enjoyed your post today :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yes, bloggers are very brave and so wonderfully and refreshingly honest! I remember that sweet little blog, 'Dear Daisy Cottage'! I think that was one of the first I ever followed. My first was 'Bella's Rose Garden' and I still follow her - she lives not far from me and I hope to meet her someday. I found quite a few blogs through the magazine, 'Romantic Homes'. I wish they still featured blogs.....Hugs xo Karen

Holly said...

Very touching post. Thank you for following me through all my blogs that lead up to Gypsy Spirit Rising. Sharing is caring and therapuetic as well. When our home sells we are moving to Texas and purchaseing a home outright... no more mortgage yay. This shall be quite an adventure to blog about.

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, I do because she is the one who got me "into it" although I told her I had nothing to say....LOL!!!...:)JP

Dewena said...

I think the first two blogs I ever visited were ModVintage Life--wish so much she was still blogging--and Cozy Little House--and Brenda helped me set up my first blog! Also House of Edward was early on, I was entranced by her writing. I came to blog reading late, years after they started. I didn't even know they existed. What a difference they have made in my life, providing inspiration, entertainment, and even friendships, the best part of blogs.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

I don't remember the first blog I visited but I do remember being amazed with how many there are and how creative so many people are through their words and pictures. I still enjoy visiting many blogs and continue to be amazed. Enjoy your weekend Sheri...
XOXO

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for the many friends I've made blogging these last 10 years. I do remember one of the first blogs I visited and she is still blogging - Connie @ Far Side of Fifty blog. I started blogging after reading blogs during my mother's illness/passing. Blog friends have been with me thru both the sad and happy times.

shayndel said...

Thats funny, the first blog I ever visited...I think it was my sisters blog!! At that time, I couldn`t imagine why anyone would want to blog and put their thought `out there` like that, and I used to have those kinds of conversations with her!! Then one day, some months or even years later, I started my first blog! That one`s gone now, but I keep on:)) Blessings and have a great day!!♡

baili said...

I remember it was " Milk Moon "!

I loved her simple sharing from the calm and beautiful corner of the world.
I used to vist and comment regularly for months.

Later due to some personal problems i had to disconnect my internet for almost 2 years. But i still like my memories of visiting her where she alaway shared her all personal interests and routine spontenouly. I love duch blogging where one treats all as one family members