Well a whole month has come & gone. A whole month of what? I'm glad you asked! Well, I say, a whole month since I started to blog. Wow, I can't believe I'd have so much to say! But I made it a whole month now. And you know what, I'm loving it. Considering I was terrified to start it's been great!
I was just sitting here thinking how it all started and was quite amazed at the roundabout way I found this circle of blogging friends. It actually started with a site that I visit regularly to get a perspective of what a movie is about, the ratings on it, and how it holds up to my beliefs as a Christian before I shell out the money to see it or send my children to be exposed to something I might not want them to see. (Go here if you'd like to be informed of past, present and coming movies). Anyhoo, I was looking at the review of the movie "The End of the Spear". On a sidebar they had a link to a site that was holding a discussion forum on a controversy associated with the lead actor and a response from the director. On a sidebar of that site was a list titled "Blogging 4 Jesus. I clicked on one named "Amy's Humble Musings".
I read her for about a month, fascinated that someone would write about their life and put it up for all to read. While it was great fun laughing along with her family's antics, reading life lessons about God, etc. I have to admit I did feel sort of like I was snooping. Then I noticed a little word down at the bottom of her writings. The word was "comments". So I clicked on it and what do you know but here were all these people commenting on what she'd written. It took me another month to figure out that if I clicked on a name it linked me to another site.
Whaaat? There were more people that did this? Wow! That link led me to this site. Which in turn gave me this lady's blog and this lady's blog. I read and clicked and couldn't believe the world I'd found. I started to leave a few comments on Shalee's site and lo and behold, she'd answer back. This was great. We commented back and forth for a few months and I started to leave some comments here and there on site's that I linked from hers.
The rest as they say is history. Shalee, (who you can get to know here), with her cheerful and befriending nature, became my friend. And knowing that I was totally computer illiterate, she even called me, major long distance that is, to help walk me thru blogger to set up and assure me she was not an axe murderer.
So with my one month celebration, I'd like to send Shalee an bouquet of thanks for being so infectous and helpful and well, friendly. Thanks, lady.
So in a world of links, this is the linkage that got me where I am in blog world today. Which gets me thinking. How did you get here? What got you blogging? Enquiring minds want to know!
And P.S.: Is there a prize for the most links in one post?
P.S.S. Sorry for those on bloglines, I'm coming up again 'cause Heather was so observant and noticed my wrong date and I wouldn't want anyone confused!