I am starting a new tradition on my blog next week. I may on occasion just reblog a “non-gardening” post that inspires me or share a blogger that tugs at my heart + speaks to my soul.. There are too many shallow people out there in this world + we need to celebrate those that speak from their heart! I don’t just follow garden blogs, I follow people who inspire:-) You know who you are for I leave “comments” on your blog.
I also feel when you take the time to comment on someone’s post it means the world to them. It is too easy to “hit” the like button. I find that people who take the time to leave a comment are usually the ones you develop a friendship with over time. It is not a popularity contest. It is not about how many comments you get, it is about what the person says. If I leave a comment on your blog, it is because your post “spoke” to me. You said something, I always wanted to say + didn’t have the guts to say it in person or on my blog. I admire people with a lot of moxie!
I also leave comments on posts where I learned something. It is a thank you, to you for taking the time to research and post something useful for me. It does not always have to do with gardening. In fact, many of my cyber friends blog about subjects, I do not blog. I guess we would not be in the same circle of friends! I never like to be pigeon-holed. I always encouraged my children to find friends in different groups at school. Don’t follow one crowd or what they think for it limits the depth to your life. You don’t grow. I learn from all kinds of people, and it makes my life richer. If you are true to yourself, you don’t have to be afraid of being changed by others.
I get busy in my life + miss things. Too often, I might add. I reblogged Carol’s post that I missed today. She put my comment, to her eloquent post which are many in her blog- Voices from the Margins. You have to know her for she embodies the word “wisdom” + I might add “kindness”….she is a great woman + you all need to read her blog. She is a gifted writer. I admire people who are blessed with the ability to write. My oldest daughter was gifted with “words” + I hope some day she starts writing again for the world needs talented writers that inspire. I do believe it is a gift. Many of us can write blogs, but there are those that actually “encourage” and write from the deepest corners of their soul. Carol is the person. Make sure you add her to your weekly read you won’t be disappointed. I have never met her in person, but I can tell you from reading her blog posts, she is a person I would be honored to call a friend
Take the time to make a comment + make a cyber friend:-) Your life will be a lot richer for it…..