So, I won’t lie, I am both humbled (and somewhat embarrassed- more on that later) by the number of responses to my post yesterday.
Blogging is a funny thing. I started blogging not caring who read, but just to have the record of my journey with Foster and all the ups and downs of working with horses. Then occasionally people would discover my corner of the interwebs, and the interactions gained inertia, and before I knew it I was meeting my online connections in person (I believe Emily and L were the firsts) and connecting with such interesting people that I would have never met without House on a Hill.
I think shortly thereafter, I started doing my ridiculous discussion posts (aka me asking dumb questions about occasionally polarizing – or not– topics in the equestrian world) and started seeing the amazing ways the blogging community supports each other. I know it sounds so dumb, but so many of my blogger friends I count as real friends, because you guys have listened to my occasionally whiny, silly, stupid horsey rants outside of this blog, and I hope I was able to do the same for some of you as well. Sometimes this was ranting to Niamh about photography, or complaining to Amanda about the frustration of finding quality horses.
In any case, I fell off the face of the blogging planet when my 9-5 job escalated to another level by the umpteenth exponential. Around that time I also got a new computer, and completely fell into a void that I had tried to avoid months before. So not only did I drop off in terms of blogging myself, but also I was without my handy-dandy list of favorites (how I organized my blog list before)- so I also dropped off in the world of commenting.
My blogging SOS was what was needed to remind me of how much I do love being part of this community, and I am embarrassed for bowing to the level of what seems like a call-for-attention in order to determine my own self worth as a blogger. But, since that is indeed what’s invigored me, I thank all of you who commented. I’ve since followed the advice that was given to me months ago and regained many of my favorite blogs to follow via feedly. I’m sorry I didn’t do this when it was first suggested- maybe I wouldn’t have gone MIA so quickly.
In any case, I can’t tell y’all how much I appreciate it. I have lots to update you on, and I’ll be starting with my ‘About’ pages, since, for better and for worse, things have changed. Thank you guys for being part of the journey, and I hope to be a more active participant in yours going forward.
So this is my sorry, my apology, and my thank you. I have lots to tell you guys. And I’m feeling re-energized to do so. Look for a better-blogging-Britt in your near future.