Thankful for… You!

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I have been blogging since about 2008. I used to do it just to write. I never promoted a post or expected anyone to leave a comment. Then, I launched this blog. I entered into this blog with a different mindset. I wanted to interact with others. I wanted to be a part of a larger community. With Thanksgiving literally around the corner, I decided to tell you what I’m thankful for when it comes to blogging.

I’m thankful that:

  • I have the opportunity to express myself the way I want. I write for a living. Everything I write is up for debate, discussion, dismissal and critique. It’s great to have this space to write from my heart, to be creative when I want and to just let it all hang out.
  • I have connected with so many beautiful, wonderful, supportive and inspiring women! Seriously, you ladies rock! To think that I never would have met you if I hadn’t started blogging is awesome! Seriously, like wow!
  • I have shared in the lives of others in a way that we feel like we already know each other though we’ve never actually “met”.
  • I have met IRL a blogger that has become my friend. Amber and I hit it off right away. Probably because we are nearly the same person. LOL! It’s crazy that it all started by commenting on each others’ blog.
  • I have been encouraged and inspired to chase my dreams. I wanted my blog to be a space that encourages and inspires others along the way. That’s why I post quotes here and there. I love to be the cheering section for the dreams of others. I love it when people truly go after their dreams. It seems that’s the only way to live. A little support goes a long way when we step out there and attempt to make the impossible – possible. I couldn’t be more thankful for the people IRL and the virtual peeps who are there to kick me in the butt when I need it and to cheer me on along the way. I’m here to provide the same! I NEVER would have expected to get all of this from blogging.

What are you thankful for when it comes to blogging?

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18 Responses to Thankful for… You!
  1. A Mommy in the City
    November 23, 2011 | 7:13 am

    Such a great post! It’s amazing how starting a blog can change your life! 🙂

  2. kita
    November 23, 2011 | 7:34 am

    Blogging is the new way to network and meet people. I have met quite a few myself. Each blogger brings a different tone and I love reading the different types of blogs from mommy to fashion.

  3. Cari
    November 23, 2011 | 7:40 am

    “A little support goes a long way when we step out there and attempt to make the impossible – possible.”

    Love that! I feel the same way, the thing I love most about it is the connection. I blog for myself, as an outlet, but have made some real friendships in the blogosphere, and met quite a few peeps too.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Cam!

  4. Natalie
    November 23, 2011 | 7:44 am

    I’m thankful to have met wonderful people like you in bloggy world! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Baby Shopaholic
    November 23, 2011 | 8:35 am

    What a beautiful post! I am thankful for you too! I love all the bloggy friends that I have met. Blogging has given me so much inspiration for my life. Sounds crazy but I make me feel I can do anything!

  6. This Cookn' Mom
    November 23, 2011 | 9:03 am

    I am thankful that I found the blog world. I am thankful that there are real women out there who actually support people that they do not actually know face-to-face. It is so cool! I am glad I am able to write whatever I want without restrictions. I know if I think it, some other mom out there is thinking about it too.

  7. Mrs. Pancakes
    November 23, 2011 | 9:18 am

    I love this!! blogland has become such a place of encouragement and support that I haven’t felt in a long time!! I am thankful for the wonderful people that I’m meeting and in the new year…I would like to meet other bloggers in RL! Happy thanksgiving Cam!

  8. IAAMM
    November 23, 2011 | 9:34 am

    I love the fact that many of my comments (forthright/candid opinions) are not approved, which means I struck a serious cord…one of my many talents…LoL

    I figure, the same old way of thinking needs to be upset sometimes. How else can we grow?

    I love the blogosphere!

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

  9. Alida
    November 23, 2011 | 11:39 am

    What a great list…I just love the people I have met irl due to blogging. I am thankful for this incredible way to connect with others!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you,
    Alida

  10. Mimi
    November 23, 2011 | 11:48 am

    I am so thankful first and foremost for all of the supportive and beautiful women and mothers that I have met and connected with virtually and in real life.

    I am also thankful for an outlet to view other people’s views on subjects. Views that often have me thinking and changing my frame of thought on some issues.

    I am also thankful that I feel like I know someone in every major city and that when I visit I have “family” to show me around!

  11. Barbara
    November 23, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    I’m so glad I discovered your blog! I’m thankful for the connections and some of the relationships I’ve been able to form by blogging!

  12. The Pepperrific Life
    November 23, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    I’ve been blogging for almost a year, and I must say, what I’m really thankful for are the friends I’ve made along the way. And of course, your blog is one of those I really enjoy visiting 🙂

    I feel blogging has breathed new life into me.

  13. Weather Anchor Mama
    November 23, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    I’m so grateful I meet great bloggers like you. I’m still pretty new to blogging and I love learning from you guys and sharing my experiences. I’m thankful I have people who who stop by and read about me and my fam.

  14. Amber
    November 23, 2011 | 9:49 pm

    Umm, okay so this is what I get for waiting until almost 10pm to check my G-Reader. In response to your question, I’ll first say that I’m thankful for YOU. Truly. Like, for real. You’re a God send. Literally. And you know I’m NOT kidding! #tears. And second I’ll say, I’m thankful for everything else you wrote because, as you said…we’re the same person. DUH!!!!!!!!! Love u, girl!

  15. Denise
    November 24, 2011 | 4:58 am

    I’d have to write a blog post just to answer that, Seriously. Blogging has been a very positive thing in my life. Self-expression.. learning about myself… learning about others… finding encouragement and support & trying to offer the same back through my posts.

  16. Stesha
    November 24, 2011 | 5:48 am

    Wow! Am I psychic?:) I wrote a post that answered this very question.I’m thankful for a space that allows me to express myself. I’m thankful for my readers giving me a piece of their precious time.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  17. KalleyC
    November 25, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    Such a lovely post. I am thankful for meeting new people and finding so many interesting blogs. Like you, without blogging I would have never so many cool and interesting people.

  18. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    November 28, 2011 | 11:16 am

    And I’m thankful that I got to “meet” you! I love coming to your corner of the web!

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