Saturday, November 14, 2009

But What do YOU get out of it?

I've got a question for you. Most of you have probably been on the blogosphere for longer than I have--as active participants, anyway. And I'm just wondering--what do you get out of it?

I'm not asking in a critical way. I enjoy blogging because it gives me a venue for writing, a direction for my posts (how can I see life as out of the extraordinary if I'm whining about it all day?) and it allows me to connect to other people--all 17 of you, at least. :)

(by the way, I am terribly behind in all of my emails, including responding to your lovley comments. I will get caught up soon and thank you to the people who are still commenting anyway.)

But I want to hear from YOU today. Especially if you are just stopping by for because of the SITS Saturday Sharefest (and thank you for coming!) What do YOU get out of blogging?

Thanks for sharing!


  1. Happy SITS Saturday! I'm thrilled to be the first on your blog today.
    I started my blog for business reasons and it's opened up a fantastic world of connecting with women, being inspired, and loads of fun. I could literally read and comment all day. My main blog is my MuralMaker & More, but I'm starting a new blog with my mother - FoodieNewbies. I'm the newbie, not her. But we enjoy talking recipes, baking etc. and think it'll be fun to have a joint project. Another great reason to blog.

  2. Happy Saturday Sharefest, first of all!

    I started blogging almost two years ago. First as a way to keep up with long distance friends and then little by little, I discovered the "blogosphere"! Mommy blogs, writing blogs, book review blogs, recipe blogs, tip blogs, etc, etc, etc... I've found blogging to be a great way to share ideas and experiences, and I feel like I've even developed online friendships of sorts. That's what really keeps me blogging. :)

  3. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Returning the follow! :-)

    I started blogging to document my journey to Mompreneurship and share business resources. Well, with a husband, four kids, a FT job & a small business things don't always go as planned. Lol! I got more and more random and shared more personal experiences that business which my readers seemed to enjoy more. I still post my designs and have a widget with my Artfire Studio. I am still able to network for business and share my mommy moments.

    I have met some great people in the blogosphere and with my schedule it's a big part of an outlet for me. It's usually all family, work and no play! So, this is a big part of my (social) life. Sad, I know...

  4. Good question! I started blogging to track my experiences with the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network It seemed like a good way to get my experiences down fresh and then review. But then it morphed. I started sharing tutorials like How to make a recycled Tshirt rug along with other how to's related to my garden and canning.

    Happy Saturday from a SITSa


  5. I like when someone else blogs about a subject I've been thinking about yet have been unable to coherently put into words.

    It saves me from having to attempt it and it's always nice when someone feels the same way as you.

  6. A college friend had a blog to get feedback on her knitting. I thought it was a cool idea, so mine started out as just a sewing thing, but turned into kind of a family diary. I've half tempted to print off all the pages and just stick them in our scrapbooks...


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