but here's the the thing. other people don't get this. my family, my non blogger friends and my work colleagues just don't understand. generally when speaking to these people, i feel like blogging is a silly little dalliance. but secretly it feels like so much more than that! it feels exciting and important and i like that.
i've been blogging for over three years now but only became involved in the blogging community last year around this time. it was great because that year the majority of my incredible grad school friends moved away. i went from feeling part of an amazing group of fascinating women - to feeling quite lonely. i still have a few close friends on the island, including my best friend (who i'm pretty sure diligently reads my blog, bless her heart) but i was no longer going out with that group of friends and discovering new galleries and restaurants and events. so i replaced that active discovery with an online version. and although that sounds a little pathetic to some - i'll say it again - other bloggers get it.
in addition i've met so many amazing people in the blogger community. many of which i consider to be my friends. and i can only hope they feel the same way. so to you blog world - i say thank-you.