It’s two years since I’ve been blogging, inspired by my daughter Jean of all trades who started her fashion and style blog in January 2011.
It’s a fun hobby, perhaps a tad frivolous, but definitely fun! I like writing, so this is a sort of public journal and inventory of my wardrobe for the most part. It makes me smile when my cousins across the ocean they tell me they are reading my blog regularly.
I enjoy sharing thoughts about fashion and my personal style. Fashion is fun; everyday feels like I’m playing dress-ups. I’m interested in seeing what other real women are wearing and prefer reading blogs than looking at magazines with young, unrealistic, photoshopped models.
Blogging is a creative outlet and a good diversion from the mundane chores of life. I can do it when I feel like it: no deadlines, no pressure, no stress!! No money, but that has never been my goal. I’m not looking to have a million hits or thousands of followers. I’m not in competition with anyone, for that would take away my joy.
It’s a pleasure meeting other bloggers in the blogosphere. The Internet makes it possible to connect with friends from across the miles. Some of my readers are friends that live in my little corner of the world, including dancers in my classes. (My dance page is specially for you!) You have encouraged me with your kind comments in person! Some readers live in other cities and countries, and I’m always happy when you take the time to comment. But whether near or far, friend or e-friend, I appreciate everyone who stops by! It makes my day to hear from you and see a few “likes”.
On a serious note, health is important, being a certified fitness instructor and vegan, I like promoting a healthy life-style. (Anybody enjoy being sick?) I have seen dear friends and family die of cancer (younger than I am). I hope I can influence some people and be an example. We are, after all, influential beings and share this planet we call earth. I continue to learn from others.
Other reasons that I blog: I enjoy photography and can post photos in my blog, I can express my views and thoughts, write about topics that are urgent such as animal cruelty, social injustices, concerns about our environment, and other important matters. I can write about what I believe because that is part of who I am.
I enjoy a morning coffee and checking out blogs–real people, real thoughts, real life. It used to be that we could only read books that have been published and magazines on the rack. Not everyone has time to write a book, that alone get it published. Nowadays there are millions of stories being shared daily, alas, not enough time to read them all, but they are available and we can take a peek into the lives of our fellow earthlings!
If you are still reading, you are getting to know me better. This is the longest post I’ve written in my blog. I try to keep my posts short for my readers because time is precious and we all have a life outside of blogging. I started writing this in September to have it ready for my two year Blogaversary and it keeps growing longer. I will conclude now lest it turn into a book!
Thank you WordPress for sending me this note!!
Dear friends wherever you are, let’s keep on sharing our stories and interests!
Thank you for visiting, come back anytime!
God bless you!!!
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