Thursday, November 18, 2010

ON BLOGGING ~ Free Stuff Always Helps...


Yesterday, when I was rattling off the little things in everyday life that make me happy, I neglected to list "getting packages in the mail." Before we started blogging, the only packages we got in the mail were things we had bought for other people or each other. Once we started blogging, people started sending things to us for free!

Bookmarks. A shot glass. Books. Photo prints. Tea. A notebook. Herbs (fresh Sage from Susan's garden pictured above). A homemade Bumble. As of yet, no one has sent us cash. Although a gift card is basically the same thing.

Now, we have sent out our share of packages too. Sometimes as part of an organized swap. Other times as a token of personalized appreciation. It is fun to play Santa. We are lucky to have met so many nice people in the last 2 years who don't find it weird that we want to send silly things to them.

The people in our real world don't generally "get" the blogging concept. Why do it? What do you say? Who are you talking to? Why do they care? How can they be your "friends" when you don't "know" them? What do you mean you're going to meet some stranger from online? And round and round it goes.

Well. We blog because we enjoy people. We also enjoy blathering away about things in our lives, but that's not the driving force. We blog because we get to meet you. Be it virtually or in person. And for that, we are thankful. Oh - and the free stuff in the mail is a nice perk too ;0)

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6 comments:

Penny said...

I love sending and recieving silly mail! :)
Snail mail is the best!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I got some of Susan's Sage too! I keep telling myself I need to write about it, but I have the perfect excuse coming up, when I slather sage butter under the skin of my turkey. You are such kind Bumbles...I have gotten some of the most thoughtful gifts from you. You are right, most of my real life friends don't get it, but hey, they are missing out!

kaye said...

thankful blogging--that's a nice term. I too have enjoyed meeting new people and learning about their lives and seeing evidence of their talents. It's great fun. Thanks for being part of my circle of blogging aquaintances. Have a nice day.

LJ said...

Here! Here!

Lin said...

I love to meet blog pallies in person because it is just fun to put a face to that person we think we know online. I have met a few so far (including CardioGirl) with Lola (Lola's Diner) and it is hilarious! Lola and I team up to meet various bloggers in person--so we are like the Chicago blogger greeters if you ever come that way. It's nice to go with Lola because I might end up murdered and in someone's trunk if I went alone, so it's safety in numbers I guess. Unless of course, Lola turns on me. Hmmmm...

Anywho--non-bloggers don't get it. And on that note--everyday people hardly even get what blogs are!

stacybuckeye said...

If I had your address I'd send you stuff in the mail :) I love to send and receive cards, letters, packages, flowers.