When Kashoan asked me to help fill in while she was away, I was honored, excited, and then scared out of my mind. I mean, what would I write about? It would have to be something good. I can’t just phone it in like I sometimes do on my own blog. Plus, I didn’t want it to just be my blog in a different location. I wanted whatever I wrote about to be something that Kashoan and I had in common. I wanted it to connect us in some way.
I spent hours going through old posts of Kash’s, hoping some bit of inspiration would jump out at me. I loved reading through bits of her past and got quite a few chuckles, especially at those ever present corn bags which seemed to take over her life last year. Pretty soon I came upon the first Krafty Kash post that I had ever read and commented on. It was then that I started to think about the blogging community and how it has such immense power to bring like-minded people together. Now I can’t be too sure, but I think I originally found Kash through Turkey Cookies, which I found via What Knot, which I found via SouleMama. Back then, when I first took that little blog journey and left that comment on Kash’s post about sewing, I had no idea that less than a year later we’d actually be friends. Plus, I’m sure those unsuspecting bloggers had no idea they were my gateway to a new friendship.
Kashoan and I are stay at home moms who, although we love our families more than life, think that maybe sometimes we spend a little too much time in the house, maybe a little too much time immersed in the day to day-ness of life. When all of your time is continuously devoted to house and family, it can be difficult to find time to do things for yourself and make friends. This is why the internet, and the blogging world in particular, plays such a valuable role in our lives.
Obviously I’m no expert on blogging. I do my little thing on the internet and it makes me happy. But I truly believe that if you’re honest with yourself, your blog can become so much more than a journal of your life. It can become a way to meet people, make friends, and connect. If you have a blog, you have the power to reach people all over the world, just by typing words. You can make that connection and it can be such a positive, life changing thing.
Tomorrow I want to tell you about a project I stumbled upon on one of my many blog-hopping journeys. I immediately connected with it and I hope you will too.
Oh and in case you’re wondering, yes, I am the proud owner of one of Krafty Kash’s corn bags.
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