Today my post is just an honest opinion and some thoughts from me. No pictures or decor crazy to show today just some thoughts.
There is a lot of talk in Blogland about all the advertising on blogs and Big Blogger vs. Little Bloggers and the competitive nature this blog world has become.
Here is my thought on this.
I started my blog to share my decor ideas and to find like minded people that I could share with and get inspiration. To my surprise I not only found people that get my decor crazy but I have been blessed with some beautiful friendships along the journey.
It has been so much fun finding so many talented people right at your finger tips to get beautiful inspiration and ideas. Blog World for me has been a great place to form some wonderful friendships and get to know so many talented
A lot has been written about all the advertising on blogs.
I know blogging can feel like a full time job at times and a lot of the bloggers out there have to advertise to help with the cost of running their blogs. Hey! you cannot pick up your favorite magazine or watch your favorite TV show without advertising that is a necessary part of the process.
I do understand how some bloggers have the fees for their host sites and servers, shop costs and all that goes with that, so I get that advertising is a way that helps to off set those costs.
With that said I will be honest it is annoying to be trying to look at someone's beautiful inspiration and have a toothpaste or car ad pop up while you are trying to look and read about the post. I get the annoyance that a lot complain about but I just try to be understanding to those that have to have this process to share their inspiration. I think we need to be a kind and open audience.
Big Blogger vs. Little Blogger.
Lot's has been said about Big Blogger vs. Little Blogger! Ok that statement alone cracks me up. I think in this big world of blogging there is room for everyone. You should enjoy this process and if not then it is not a good place for you to be. I do not look at my blogging friends as "BIG or Little" just as sweet and inspirational friends I have met and enjoy getting to know better.
I love sharing my decor crazy with all of you and I enjoy the Spotlight Feature to introduce you to new bloggers and have the spotlight bloggers meet all of you. It is fun way to get to know the person behind the blog on a more personal level.
It is amazing how we find that we share so much in common and can bond easily with someone we have never meet in "real" life.
We put our best foot forward with our posts and sometimes it is good to know we are real peeps with real lives behind the pretty decor.
Life is a journey and always lessons to be learned.
So as we go into this season of holiday fun, decorating, love of family and friends we should all be reminded of how this place called "Blogland" can be a wonderful place to visit and enjoy each other's company. It really should be about the fun, supporting each other and sharing of inspiration and the pure joy of friendship.
I know it is not a perfect world and there can be issues and drama at times. I just feel we need to keep this "Blog World" in perspective and enjoy it like you would your favorite magazine.
Like in a magazine there will be pages you stop on and enjoy and other pages you will not and just turn the page. It should be like this in blog land too. Stop and take in the beauty of what you enjoy and leave sweet comments of appreciation. The blogs you find that are not your cup of tea then just move on. No need to be rude or mean. Right?
There should be no right or wrong just honest sharing and caring.
Think about how many friendships and sharing of beautiful creative minds would be lost without this world of blogging.
I appreciate all of you that take time to read my posts and come on Saturday for Spotlight to meet a new blogger or get to know a blogger you might know already on a more personal level. Susan and I work hard to find new and fun bloggers to participate in this process. We are both so pleased that this has been a great series that has been enjoyed by so many.
I try to visit all of you when I can and enjoy the truly wonderful inspiration I collect from all of you. My motto is post when you want to share, do not worry about numbers or stats, visit your blog friends when you can and just enjoy the process for what it is.
I am always grateful for your kind comments left and taking the time to get to know me and my blog.
Friendship is important part of Life it nurtures our souls.
Wow!!! that was a long post!!!!! Hope you had a good beverage or some snacks as you strolled down this post today!!!!
Ok a little self advertising he he. Please stop by on Saturday, Susan and I have two wonderful bloggers for you to meet in Spotlight.