A community isn’t built it grows through a common interest and commitment to a vision, then a plan begins to take shape. The goal is to create a place where people can gather and enjoy their common interests.
The same is true for the blog world. This space has been created for people who have a desire to share what is in their hearts. Typically we begin by searching out the familiar, things we are most comfortable with. Then we begin to experience new ideas from individuals living in wonderful places sharing their life experiences. We are afforded the luxury of meeting new people, developing new friendships that otherwise would not exist.
I am committed to my community, the one where I live each and everyday. I am committed to the community of believers that share my faith. I am committed to the community of family that I have been born into. I am committed to the community of those in need by doing whatever I can to help out. I am committed to this community.
My blogging buddy Rose made a suggestion sometime back that we should search out new bloggers and blogs to connect with and encourage. I loved the idea and I even gave it a try for a week or two. However, I began to feel overwhelmed with all that I was trying to keep up with on my blog and the blogs of my buddies. It fell to the bottom of my “to do” list. However the idea was always hovering in the back of my mind. So this past week I renewed my commitment to my blogging community.
I decided to scan through my blogging buddies blog roles and check out a new blog or two. When I found one that I felt connected with in some way I subscribed to their blog. This way I could go back and revisit each one, support them by reading their posts and commenting and sharing them with you. Thus building a stronger community in my little corner of the blogging world.
Here are the new blogs I am following and supporting.
figments of a duchess , a “Dutch”ess writer and teacher
faithdreams , faith and encouragement
gardenmuse, garden blogs and photography
How do you find new blogs? Have you found a new blogging buddy? If so leave their blog address in the comment section. Let’s share the love and support our community.
- and the Oscar goes to…. (nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com)
- On Blog Awards and Community Questions (lkramer14.wordpress.com)
- The Science Blogosphere: Not What It Used To Be | The Intersection (blogs.discovermagazine.com)