One of the things I love most about running a blog is that connection you make with people across the country and sometimes, all over the world. Over the years I've made great friends and established a great network of blog oriented people who share, provide inspiration and ideas. I can't tell you how many times I've bookmarked a recipe or did a craft based on one of the blogs that I've read. Of course I have my favorites and those are the ones I visit often. I think blogging can be quite personal and you learn more about the people who run them and often times establish a nice friendship.
That friendship can sometimes lead to the most wonderful surprises! Earlier this week, I had THREE such surprises from three friends in the blogging world who I've grown closer to in the past year. I arrived home to the sweetest package with an encouraging note of friendship which meant more than to me then she will probably ever know. Her blog is one that I read it as often as possible, it's inspiring and encouraging, it's positive but honest. I appreciate the words she writes and I'm thankful to call her a friend. She sent me the sweetest notecards, you can check out her amazing work here!
Another friend in the blogging world sent me a very flattering email seeking my advice about her blogging. I can't tell you how much that meant to me considering the fact I respect her as a blogger and have tried to have more meaningful content since I started reading her blog in 2014. I discovered her through 31 days and have never looked back. Her blog was one that I actually enjoyed so much that I look to her for daily encouragement and inspiration through her words.
Finally, I discovered a cool, chic and funky friend who loves photographs, her family and London! I love that I can read about her exciting adventures, check out her decorating ideas and hear more about her family. She sent me a message the other day - I just felt that connection.
This to say that I'm so thankful for all of you who read my blog! Whether you visit once in a while or visit often, your support means the world to me. I know it's a busy world, everyone has things going on and distractions. Social media has overtaken our lives to some degree, at least mine! With so many blogs the newsletters out there I can't help to feel an immense amount of gratitude for those of you who continue to read, find inspiration through my words or check out a recipe or craft.
That being said, I have felt like I've been letting things slip from a blogging point of you lately. I still have ideas but time sometimes prevents me from sharing those are executing a recipe or craft properly. These encouraging friends this week have reminded me how lucky I am and therefore I'm encouraged to continue to run the best blog possible. The relationships we build mean the most and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who continues to support me!
On that note, I'm wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I'll see you back here next week!