Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's A Small 'Bloggy' World

Yesterday, as I did some much needed email filing, I came across a comment from Thea at I'm A Drama Mama; and, I decided to visit her site. I enjoyed the first post I came across and became more interested when she mentioned moving from Ohio to Maryland.

I browsed through a few previous posts and when I got to this one which asked for a vote for a photograph she had taken, I immediately decided to cast my vote because I liked the photo SO MUCH! Unfortunately, it was too late for my vote but the picture haunted me. It looked so familiar and then I remembered where I had seen it. It was in my January picture file. Here's my version. Now look again at hers.

Go ahead. Compare. It's definitely the same barn but with a different setting. She had snow. I didn't. But obviously we both thought it was unusual enough and picturesque enough to photograph it. Remember this isn't at a famous tourist site or near a national landmark of some kind. It's a barn along a highway in Pennsylvania.

And that's proof that blogging is making our world smaller, more accessible, and friendlier than it's ever been before.

We meet people that we'll never see. We empathize with individuals that have nothing in common with us at all. We compare notes with others about weather, work, family, friends, shopping, kids, schools, etc. etc. etc. Because no matter how different we are or how far apart we live, we share a bond with a million other people who write about their everyday lives.

And we become part of a family that gathers when there's heartbreak or tragedy and that celebrates together the victories and accomplishments.

The blog world. It's a beautiful place. Unless you've been there, you can't really appreciate it. The worst thing about it is that it's so captivating. As you become interested in more and more sagas and histories and updates, it consumes more and more time. But it's all good because through the blog world we're all evolving. We're learning and empathizing and understanding and caring about people we don't know and we're understanding different points of view that in another situation we would ignore rather than attempt to grasp.

Yes, the blog world is a beautiful place. And it's making this big, cold world smaller and warmer every day, blog by blog.


  1. Isn't this the truth? I know this is why I have been blogging for so long. It has nothing to do with free stuff, giveaways, ads or anything like that. It has to do with friendships and life and REAL people and REAL stories that I can't believe I would not know without blogging. People like Thea. I love Thea.

    I can't believe you two took a picture of the same barn - what an awesome story! (and an awesome barn!)

  2. It really is a small world isn't it? There are some many people that I've "met" that I come to realize I have something in common with!

    I'm so glad you happened on that picture. It really is a cool coincidence!

  3. I love this post. It is so true. Granted, I actually met you through Beth, but I didn't get to "know" you till blogging. Thank goodness for blogging and yes, it takes a lot of our time.

  4. That is really amazing! I thought it was crazy enough when I thought you took it at home, but when I saw that you took it in Pennsylvania, my eyes almost popped out of my head! How cool!! I'm having so much fun comparing the two!

  5. I think I need to have my husband read this. He doesn't get how I can have friends from the internet. How these relationships are important. It is a small world, the bloggy world, and I love it. It has allowed me to open my mind and my heart and eyes to so much more.

  6. What a great story! It's so true. The blog world is a beautiful place and has left me with so many beautiful people in my life.

  7. That is amazing! I am so grateful for all the blogs that I have someone stumbled is wonderful to have support thru the daily struggles we all go thru.


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