Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blogging Gifts

This lightweight handpainted wooden bangle bracelet was in our mail packet this week.  I had come across Gloria's blog through another blogging friend and on the day that I was reading her blog, Gloria mentioned she was having a giveaway for new followers.  So on a lark I signed up and low and behold I was number 100 so I got to pick a free bangle from her Etsy site.  I was surprised the bangle fit as I am large boned (and obviously have 58 year old hands!) and it has beautiful shades of pearlized greens and yellows that glimmer and gleam in the sunlight.  It reminds me of the ocean and I wish this photo did it justice.  But how fun to find a new blogging friend AND receive a gift to boot!  It's making me feel creative so perhaps it's time to haul out my old supplies and try to recreate my lady brooches that I did many years ago.  Hmmmm.....

I have to admit, when I first started my blog I never thought that it would turn from travelogue to diary to my place to rant/whine and back again.  Blogging for me was intended to inform friends and relatives of our travels and what was going on without having to send out ten different e-mails to different people.  Yup, my blog was simply me being too lazy to write e-mails.  But because of starting a blog, I've made new friends both online and in person and have lurked on other sites just to see how others live and deal with their problems/illnesses/children, etc.  Bloggers are a fascinating bunch and I'm thinking I'll probably have blogger-withdrawal when we go on our cruise in August because I'm going to leave our laptop behind.  But it's kind of nice to know that because of a few words typed in a comment box you can end up being friends with some of the most wonderful folks, most of whom you'll never meet face to face, but the friendship is no less real because of it.

So maybe being lazy worked out well for me for once.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

4 comments:

SkippyMom said...

That bangle is gorgeous [do you have a link to her etsy? Only 220 days till Christmas, ha! I feel the need to shop ;D]

Digging the nail polish too btw.

vert word: lestsed - The lestsed the better.

2nd vert word [because obviously i can't type] mickwoot - The sound Mick Jagger makes onstage when he forgets the words.

Gloria said...

Hi Linda. Thank you for posting about your bangle. I do appreciate it and am glad you like it. Enjoy your travelling and take care.

Sue and Doug said...

lovely gift you recieved..I am a fellow blogger as well..pretty much for the same reasons as you..rant rave vent and talk about where we have been and where we are going!!..thanks for writing I will be reading along..could always use another blogging friend!!

simplycol.com said...

Your words on blogging closely echo my thoughts. I was just recently thinking how many very good friends I have made online through blogging. I feel quite close to many of them, including you Linda. Even thought we have never met face to face, I feel a valued friendship. Gotta love this computer age. :-)

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