It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blogs, Bloggers, Blogging

I don't know where to begin! 
Well, let's start with Blogs.. any old Blog. I have no memory of when I first heard the word or read my first Blog. I think it was probably when we were researching for a trip , definitely when we were planning on moving from the United States to Argentina.
I do remember one of the first Bloggers that I read, emailed and admired... that would be Saltshaker.. he was not only informative and helpful but he has a great Blog , full of interesting foodie stuff and more. 
And he is so generous with his information and experience in living in Buenos Aires and becoming a resident and  going through the millions of small irritating red tape chores that are required.

I really enjoy travel Blogs,   now that I am so far from girlfriends who shopped and lunched with me, I get a nice feeling of kindred spirits with other Bloggers. 
I love reading about Shopping and Decorating and Cooking.
So you might notice that the Blogs I Follow are pretty much all about that ... 
Photography and brilliant writing turn me on .

So I am always reading something that knocks me back and makes me wonder, how come this person isn't famous? Why isn't he/she published ? in the movies? on Jay Leno ??
Then there are the Blogs that I just relate to, so much, I wonder if they have been spying on me ? 
Were they there when that happened? 
Did they hear me trying to convince my 4 year old not to try to walk into the water fully dressed? 
Did they see me weeping when my children graduated and left home? 
Is this my long lost sister??

There are the stories that rend my heart, with their longing for babies, pride in the little ones they have, stories of lost children, lost loves.  Some days, I have to limit my Blog reads or else I would be sitting here weeping tears of sympathy and love for the people I have never met or spoken to.

Bloggers are friendly !
What is up with that ?
Even the ones from New York City !! haha... yeah, that includes me.

There are Bloggers in Scotland , Italy, Paris ( she makes me green with jealousy every day) and back in the US... who all entertain me, inform me and inspire me on a daily basis.
I can only use their examples to go by when doing this myself.

One Blog is giving away gifts... now what is that about ? 
I have seen people winning tea from Scotland, I won a Madness album from a wonderful Blogger in the UK  -Four Dinners  , and now Griege ... one of my all time favorite beautiful home blogs has a giveaway on her blog .. go look... sign up.. win !! Just click on the name.

I have been blogging now for 4 months. I don't know how many , I keep forgetting to look. I think I passed my 100th .. for sure . But as the days and weeks go by, I feel like I am getting better, thanks to the brilliant bloggers I study and that I am getting some very nice people who check in each day and say hello and make me feel that this Blogging thing is not so bad .. worth every minute of it.

So thank you .. the Bloggers, the Readers and the friends who kept saying, This is great, You should write a Blog.


  1. Thanks for reading and writing blogs and telling us about interesting ones.

  2. I wonder if there is still a subject left in the world that is not being Blogged about?

    I doubt it, this is my 1st visit to Notes from a broad but it won't be my last.

  3. Hello Ryan !
    Thank you for visiting ! Come back soon, we will think of something that has not been blogged about ... :- )


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