Macaroons and macarons…are very often lumped into the same category. Nothing could be further from the truth. A Macaroon is an American cookie made with a flowerless egg white base. Most often made with coconut. Macarons are french cookies made with crushed almonds and egg whites that are sandwiched around a cream based filling. They come in a rainbow of colors and flavors. The french macarons are all made using the same recipe, making them all macarons…but the color and filling is what makes them special…it’s what makes them enjoyable.
A blogger is someone who keeps and updates a blog. We are often lumped together in one general category by people who don’t quite get what we do or even why we do it.
I think Bloggers are like macarons…the french version…somehow uniquely the same and amazingly different all at the same time. We are colorful and full of flavors, flavors that come from uniquely different life experiences.
Behind every blog there is an incredibly unique and special human being.
We are Men and Women, Husbands and Wives, Moms and Dads, Brothers and Sisters. We are Designers, Painters, Photographers, Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Gamers, Techies, Gardner’s, Small Business Owners and CEO’s. We are Athletes, Dancers, Musicians, Chefs, Students, Pastors, Teachers, Writers, Active duty Service Men and Women and we are Retired. We are like-minded individuals and strangers. We are from every continent, represent every race and practice every religion.
We are uniquely the same and amazingly different!
Every post is the reflection of a unique life.
We have the desire to share our life with the world. We lay our heart and soul out for people to embrace or trample on. We hope that our words will inspire and encourage. We are driven to write about everything and nothing. We focus on a specific category or post random thoughts. We have the ability to say something wonderful by sharing a single photograph. We can open someones eyes to a new point of view by sharing our own. We can make people laugh or cry, dance or sing by sharing who we are with those willing to spend a moment getting to know us through our shared writings.
What drives us to share the stories of our lives? Is our blog a true reflection of who we are or is it who we want to be?
Who am I? I am a child of God, a Christ-follower, a wife and a mother. I am a daughter, a sister and a friend. I have a heart for helping people find the one thing in life that will give them their greatest joy. I love to travel but I love coming home more. I am a city girl who lives in the country. I love the sound of the waves crashing onto the beach but I prefer a snow skiing vacation. My taste is eclectic. I am a collector of other people’s discarded things. I have a knack for creating an inviting and welcoming space. I am a thinker! I am a dreamer!
And I Blog!
Who are you? Why do you blog? Do your friends and family get what you do? Do they know you blog?
A special thank you to my sister Heidi for sharing her photos from her recent trip to Paris! je t’aime petit soeur!
This post was revised from a January 31, 2011 post…uniquely the same