Ya know...after writing the previous post, it got me to wondering if we really have rubbed all the shiny offa blogging. Blogging for me became an outlet for writing and continues to do so. It allows me to put in words, the voices in my head...without actually having people catch me talking to myself.
Curious to see how far I'd come with my word skills, I decided to do a little sleuthing in my own back-yard and reread some of my earliest posts. Some of what I dug up needs to stay buried deep in the files, but as I read the comments, I could feel the sweet rush that came at the beginning.
Rereading my old posts also rejuvenated the sense of accomplishment that came with posting.
The point is...stepping outta the boat and hitting publish the first time was scary, but exciting. I couldn't wait for that first comment and bless her heart...Sweet T was my one and only!
Garden Antiques said...
Deb: Wow!! Your first entry, how exciting!! Let me know if you need any help. See ya soon, T
July 14, 2008 1:02 pm
Had Theresa not made that first step and then went on to take further steps by introducing me to her blog readers, I'd probably still be waiting for that first comment. She didn't wait for permission...just did it. She went on to be my go-to when I didn't have a clue and always answered my never-ending questions. She encouraged me and was my biggest cheerleader. I know I'm not alone. She helped so many new bloggers and we all need to drop in en masse and just say thank you every so often...ya know?
I guess I had allowed myself to become blase' about blogging, but no more. When I read a new blogger and feel their excitement jumping off the page, I know blogging shouldn't be regarded an unpleasant chore...kinda like cleaning the toilet. It should be the best of me being shared with the best of y'all. I don't have to be chained to the keyboard or duty bound to post on a certain day at a certain time. I'm free to relish in the written word and the opportunity to make new friends.
As SweetT did for me four years ago, I'd like to follow her lead by paying it forward...starting today.
|Photography by April Pizanna.com|
I don't know of a soul around these parts who hasn't heard of Royer's Round Top Cafe and Bud the Pieman's famous pie, but let me now introduce you to Tara...the Pie Queen.
Tara is part of the whole pie adventure of Round Top and while that alone makes her outstanding...she is so much more. She's mother, wife, font doodler extraordinaire (her signs knock me out), and a beautiful young woman... inside and out. She just started blogging and her blog is gorgeous, filled with color...and pie! She rocks the Greatest Generation's style with a whole lotta va-va-va-voom, serving up a piece of her heart all wrapped up in a slice of warm pie.
Psst...don't tell her, but I
stole borrowed this darlin' photo from her blog! Is this not the cutest ever? I figure that makes us just about even since she stole my heart with her post The Power of Pie...And The Strength Of A Little Boy. I should warn you...take tissues and be prepared to rethink your life.
She reminds me of why blogging will always have a place in my life. I ask y'all...just where else on this green earth would I ever get the opportunity to share her...and two of my favorite things...Texas and pecan pie...with all of y'all?
So high-tail it on over there and you'll get two rewards for the trip.