Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Eyes and Heart in the Blogging World...

Not too long ago I had no clue what blogging meant or what a blog was. I would hear on my talk-radio shows about someones political blog post and of course the many postings of Rosie O'Donnell. I just figured it was just another political outlet. My friend Jennifer started her blog a few years back which I have really enjoyed, especially when my family was a part of her post. Late last year I decided to start "Little Moos and Mommy Too" which has truly opened the blogging world to me. I shared with a few people in my playgroups that I had a blog and was encouraged but also warned that it is addicting (and yes it is!!). Tonya, one of the ladies who I have yet to meet and hope to soon, also has blogs and yes I said blogs, plural! Now if you are a bit more savvy in the blog world then to have more then one blog would not surprise you. It did me and I checked out her blogs: http://thestaabfamily.blogspot.com/, http://www.currentlycrafting.com/, http://www.munchkinsandmayhem.com/

I was awed and those blogs peaked my curiosity. I wanted to find out what the whole blog thing really was all about? So I set off to discover this new world and have been touched in many ways. I really had no idea the community behind the blog world was so big, so wide, so vivid, so creative, so loving, warriors for their fellow blogging friends, I could go on with BIG things about it, but in the end the this community as big as it is it is also as equally small. Not small as in simple, unimportant , but small as in you become friends with strangers near, far, and really far. You cry for, hope for, dream for, wish for,
laugh with, and I think the biggest is you pray, pray, pray for these new found friends. It has become an endless curiosity for me and each time I come to the pages of different blogs I go away a better person. What I have just read could be a simple thing like learning a new craft, entering a blog giveaway, learning how to make a tasty treat, tips on organizing OR it is something that made me get on my knees and talk to God. I have needed to go to the Lord much this week. I thank God that I can bring to him these sorrows and I am not alone in my prayers for those who desperately need it.
I am writing this blog because of two stories that I have learned about in the past week. They have broken the hearts of many but none more then the parents. One story is of Tuesday Fiona Whitt, who at the age of two lost her battle with cancer, and then the second is about Cynthiaa of Confessions of a Yummy Mummy
who just had a c-section giving birth to her son Aiden. He was still-born due to an umbilical cord strangulation. The blog community is strong in there prayers for these families, and that is pretty amazing...

On a lighter note there are many heartaches that I have come across but there are many
more that bring a smile to my face. I wanted to share a few of these with you. Enjoy!

*** WOW!! as I was compiling the list below I went to get a few more blog address and just saw this: I am the winner of a blog giveaway worth $800+.00!! I can't believe it! Check it out, I won twice this week whoohoo!! http://shakethesalt.com/2009/02/woot-800-mega-prize-pack-winner/#comment-15464
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Okay continuing the rest of my post!!

I entered a giveaway on this blog and I won!! Whoohoo..
http://stolenbonbon.blogspot.com/

This is the cutest Valentines Day countdown idea
http://katiesnestingspot.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentine-countdown.html

This is the site where I got the proverbs 31 buttons. I was so amazed at the the abundant faith, knowledge, and wisdom in this 17 year old girl. It truly makes me want to model a stronger faith to my children.
http://aponderingheart.com/blog/

Printable paper crafts..
http://tangarangblog.blogspot.com/

I think giving shout outs to blogs that have touched me in some way will be a weekly post, plus it keeps a better record of those special blogs!!
So last for tonight is yummy food recipes , I am going to try the baked oatmeal next week!
http://newlywedcooking.blogspot.com/

27 comments:

Mama Krit said...

thank you for sharing this. It is amazing how mommies that may never meet each other face to face can be prayer warriors for each other across the seas. You never know whose life you will touch.

Mrs. {Erin} Cox said...

Great post and congrats on your wins :) The whole blogging world can be boiled down to great communities of even greater people. I love it.

SITS Girls said...

The blogging world is an amazing thing.

We are so glad to have you join the SITStahood!

Tiffany & Heather

angi_b72 said...

stopping by from SITS welcome wagon to welcome you!!

sandy said...

Hi there! I stopped by to Welcome you to SITS! I hope to see you around:0)

Jen said...

you are so right, blogging is just awesome. It is a great outlet and a great way to connect with people.

BTW, welcome to SITS!

DiPaola Momma said...

CONGRATS on the winning.. and on sharing in my new adiction as well. I love blogging.. and I like you had no real idea what it was until I started about 4 months ago.. And here I've come full circle, as a Welcomista (member of the welcome wagon from Secret is In The Sauce, SITS) I'm here at your blog to Welcome you to the very best of the best when it comes to connecting through blogging. SO welcome! Stop by roll call and get to know everyone.. and with your luck you might want to stop by my personal blog for a contest or two.

Erin said...

I just went to read on yummy mummy and about baby Aiden. My hearts breaks for her. Thank you for including the link.

Julie said...

Wow! Awesome wins, I'm still waiting for my first one :)
Welcome to the SITS community.

Maki said...

Hey there - saw your profile photo on SITS.

I sometimes wonder how or why started my own blog - but it's been a great journey!!

K said...

I feel the same way about blogging. It has been a great outlet for me since I became a SAHM. My heart breaks for the losses of my fellow bloggers in the past week.

Welcome to SITS! I love it and I hope you will too.

Brandy said...

Congrats on the wins! I subscribe to Shake the Salt too so I know that was a great giveaway!

Stopping by from SITS to say HI!

greedygrace said...

This is such a great post! Yes, blogging touches your heart, expands your mind, gives you new friends, and it is most certainly addicting!

Welcome to SITS! Hope you have fun with us!

Rachael said...

i agree that the blogging community is just incredible and so supportive.

i am stopping by to welcome you to SITS, we are so happy to have you join us!

AP said...

blogging, its a sweet addiction!!
stopping in to welcome you to SITS

Joy said...

Stopping by from SITS to say welcome to the community!

The Rambler said...

I completely agree with you on coming to the place called bloggyland and leaving with things, feelings, people I never expected. All wonderful. It's so great to give bloggy link love to others.

Visiting from SITS. A fellow Welcomista. Hope to see you around the site.

Oh and congrats on the wins!

Aubrey said...

Oh yes, blogging is amazing AND addicting. LOL I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do!

Congrats on your winnings! It's always fun to win a giveaway...or 2!

Coming over from the SITS Welcome Wagon! Just wanted to say hello and WELCOME!

angie said...

Under you at SITS roll call, stopping by to say hi!

Love the picture in the last post - your daughter and the mascara!

Ann On and On... said...

I feel the same way! I started in late October and my mom was indifferent asking why I would want to talk to strangers. Within one week I had her curious enough to look. Now, she is blog surfing everyday. I love it. I am so impressed with all the amazing ladies. I too, have grown because of blogging.

I am also here to welcome you to SITS...another great blog with so much info. and so many fabulous women. WELCOME!

I just started a "I love being Carded" card swap...check it out when you have a minute. I am off to read more of your blog. :D

Noah's Mommy said...

What a wonderful post....and a wonderful blog...and Congrats...that is awesome....Blogging is my addiction...and I've met some absolutely wonderful women....And SITS is a huge part of that...welcome

Eudea-Mamia said...

Wow! Congratulations on the wins. That is great.

And you're so right about the blogging community. It amazes me every single day.

Welcome to SiTS!! Just wait until you get involved with us - laundry, what laundry?

Em

Melissa said...

Came over from SITS... I know what you mean; I have become entangled in the web of blogs..i go from one to the next to the next...and have laughed and cried with so many stories!!

Susie said...

The blogging world can be what you make it. I am glad to see that you have made it inspirational and supportive.

Thanks for stopping by my neck of the blogging woods. I hope to see you back there soon.

Katie said...

Hi I just happened to pop in today and it was such a sweet surprise to see a shout out in your post! Thank you so much!

I also wanted to mention that when I went by Yummy Mummy a few days ago and found the post about Baby Aiden I ended up crying at my computer desk. I can't even begin to imagine the heartbreak.

The Schumachers said...

Thanks for sharing this and for my first comment. I am so excited about my new blogging adventures...this had opened up a whole new world to me!!

Brenda Jean said...

How awesome that you won that huge prize!! Congrats:)