Babs Just A Babblin' Blog

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Joys of Blogging

I was very nervous at first.  Blogging.  What in the world would I say?  I've never been one that journals.  I've never really get my thoughts and feelings out there for the world to hear.  But I took the step and thought, what would I have to lose, plus I would gain some experience in the world of technology.  A new experience!  I had the time to explore!

Not only has blogging opened up a new world to me, it has provided me with new friendships.  It's amazing.  I had the opportunity to get to know Penny from At Home in English Valley.  She is the kindest, most gentle, giving person one could ever meet.  She's enthusiastic about creating things, she loves family, and has such a tender heart.  We share emails back and forth.  Penny so graciously made these adorable purses for me.  I had seen them on another blog, they are crocheted, which I do not know how to do.  Penny stepped right up and said, "I'll make you one."  Then off she went into her creative mode and did two.  They arrived in the mail yesterday and they are.
I so adore these.  One is already filled with my essentials....wallet, lipstick, and cheater glasses.  Thank you Penny.  You are wonderful.

I recently helped my friend Lynne create her blog, Irish Garden House.  Just a few sessions, and she is off and running and loves it.  She is very creative, loves gardening, and is very inspirational.  You will certainly enjoy her...please stop by and say hi to her.  Let her know I sent you....she would be thrilled.

I can say I really don't look at many magazines anymore.  My world of learning, reading, and creativity is in blogging.  I have so many favorites and am so inspired by others.  It has opened a whole new world and  I just enjoy it so much.  Now my husband.....well he gets tired at looking at the back of my head as I sit at my laptop or have my face into my iPad.  Oh well, he 'll get over it.

If you're not into the blogging world, you don't know what you are missing.  New friends, new ideas, wonderful inspiration - right at your fingertips.  I encourage you to give it a try.

Have a good week.


  1. Barbie . . . The crochet clutches from Penny are lovely. How sweet of her. I really liked your message too. Reflective, filled "self kindness" and appreciation. (Bet you'll wonder what " self kindness" is all about, won't you?)

    I finish one post and I am already thinking about the next one . . . . Thanks to you I am in my creating mode. I too am meeting new people and building on friendships.

    Thank you for your kind words and mentioning my blog.

    It is all about a new kind of
    Love, Lynne

  2. Dear Barb, You are so very kind. So happy that you liked the purses, and can't wait for you to inspire me again. Love, Penny