This is my 351st blog post and I've only been blogging for a year and a half. I guess it took that realization for me to question whether there is a purpose to my blogging in the first place.
Actually, what really got me thinking was someone so very adorable and sweet...another blogger. Mandy of Mandy's Life After 30 is celebrating her one year blogiversary on her blog. As a part of her celebration, she gave her followers an opportunity to talk to her via phone. She even volunteered to write a poem for a loved one...just because she's so talented like that. I chose to give her my phone number, knowing that with a toddler, she was perfectly harmless and wouldn't sell my number to a Nigerian scammer.
I LOVED hearing her voice and her sweet Southern accent. Most of all, it made my day to hear her precious baby girl count to 20 for me. She is only 2 1/2 and can count like there is no tomorrow.
After talking to her, I realized just how much I value hearing someone's voice. Sure, blogging is great but there's nothing like being able to sit face to face and chat or to kick back with the phone in hand and chat as well.
With blogging, there's no inflections in your voice tone to be heard. There's no laughter to be heard. You can't even hear the smile in your voice.
In spite of all of that, there is a purpose in blogging for everyone. Do you realize how many people that are touched by your words?
Don't ever doubt your purpose in blogging. You may be touching someone that needs to be touched more than ever.
PS--Remind me to tell you all about the time a lady tried to commit suicide in a chat room and I helped save her life. (This was over 12 years ago...but it was like it was yesterday.)
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