Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blogger Bits

I don’t know how anyone can call themselves a blogger and not read other people’s blogs. In three days of reading, I’ve learned more about writing than if I’d read The Writer from cover to cover.

I’ve been blessed by encouraging posts that spur me on and make me think about God’ plan for my life.

I’ve celebrated with a fellow blogger who held her first published book in her hands for the very first time.

I’ve cried over stories of family members lost and family members found.

I’ve learned that queries count more than the writing of the book itself.

I've discovered a fold of like-thinkers who care enough about writing that they commit.
Who am I?

I’m an addicted blogger and I admit it. And I haven’t wasted one precious moment of my time yet.

22 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

We need to come up with a Blogger's pledge or something. :D

Jody Hedlund said...

I agree! I've learned SO much about writing and the writing industry through all of the blogging friends I've made. It's a wonderful blessing!

Kristen Painter said...

Blogging and commenting on blogs takes a lot of time. I do think it's time well spent, but I know that I won't have that time when I get busier with edits and such.

Jessica said...

I agree. Long before I started my blogs, I was reading others'. There is SO much info out there, and so helpful too.

Linda said...

My name is Linda, and I'm a proud blogoholic!

Lin said...

I agree, it's a community of supporters and friends

Eileen Astels Watson said...

It's all a balancing act, isn't it, Terri.

I gain enormous spiritual growth, writing knowledge, and comforting fellowship through the blogs I visit. I still say God is at work in this new technology!

Greg C said...

We need to start a blogging support group. I am an addict too. I need help but I don't want help. :)

Cindy said...

Hear hear!

Sassy Granny ... said...

I, too, have concluded that cyber-space living is well worth it! Besides, there's a ministry outreach here in ways that are hard to describe, much less understand. It often acts like a church, or a fellowship; and for that I'm grateful.

Kathleen

Slendarella said...

Oh, totally agree! I learn so much from reading other ppl's blogs...and, I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD as when reading someone's funny entry on their day! People are funny, compassionate and have wonderful stories to tell about every day life. It's truly extraordinary!

Melissa Marsh said...

The blogging world is such a blessing to me - I absolutely love it!

Alleluiabelle said...

I am along side of you Terri. When we read other's blogs we do get encouraged and learn so much from each one. We are connected as He wants us to be. I wholeheartedly agree with you when you said, "And I haven't wasted one precious moment of my time yet."

Love & Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

LauraLee Shaw said...

I'm right there with you, girl. So neat to see the Body of Christ sharng their different gifts and talents and perspectives. We gotta hang together!

Yolanda said...

I have to say, that for this Season of my life,encourages me, challenges me to seek and dig which is in all reality casuging me to feed myself.

Bless you Terri, as I am always encouraged by you.

Love,
Yolanda

Carmen Gamble said...

I have to agree. It's funny, you know...I was mentioning one of you the other day, and my husband turns to me and says "who's ___? I turned to him and said..."oh, a friend of mine...you don't know her." The funny thing is, I don't really know her either...but I do know her writing! I love to read other people's blogs!!

Deborah said...

Not only can we learn from reading other blogs, but we can make some wonderful friends! Sometimes I think my blog friends know me better than my 'real life' friends.

Cheryl Wright said...

Hi my name is Cheryl and I'm a blogger.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

I agree: blogging is definitely an investment in my writing!

T. Anne said...

That means I'm totally justified too! Thanx.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I've loved every moment of my blogging time too, Terri!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Ditto for me. I LOVE blogging and bloggers. :)

Great post!

Blessings,
Susan :)