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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