Yesterday, I had two totally different experiences with friends and blogging. My friends 'kind of know' I have a house type of blog but really I don't think they have any idea what I am talking about. No problem at all! I tend to just casually mention the world of blogging and I can see eyes glazing over and their mind thinking along the lines whatever floats her boat.
This is perfectly fine and I love my friends dearly, it doesn't matter that they don't read my blog...really why should they. Getting back to my day yesterday, I spent a few hours in the morning with a lovely group of women I had met a few years ago. I casually mentioned if they knew anything about blogging and none had, it just is not in their circle of interest at this point of their lives. I had to stop myself from gushing about how wonderful it is because that is being a bore. I gave one of my friends the name of my blog so I hope she makes it over here ( waving)
Feeling the need to delve even further, most of my friends have never heard of Etsy. I try to describe what it is but I don't do a very good job of it. Most of my friends are just not into online blogging, shopping and networking. But what I am finding hard to really understand is that a large majority of people are heavily into Facebook...I tried (and have tried and tried) to see the appeal of facebook. I go on to mine that I reluctantly set up and all I can see is updates of what games so and so has been on, political propaganda from other countries or what football team is doing next week.
Am I missing something? Why do I need to know this....if I wanted to talk to a friend, wouldn't I ring or email? Maybe I am just a fuddy duddy and it is this exact reason I am persisting with facebook and desperately trying to find some sort of appeal. As I get older, I think its really important I don't get left behind with social media. I have even joined pin interest which I find very useful (well I think?)
Now it comes to my afternoon. I met a wonderful blogger friend for coffee (to be honest we were both 'coffeed out' ,exhausted, so just had coke and orange juice) and talked and talked and talked for about 2 and a half hours. If it wasn't for my blog, I would never have met this entertaining and talented lady. I left feeling lifted and inspired, to keep blogging, the endless possibilities that are just around the corner. So here I am, blogging away to a few kind people who still come here to read but happy...and I hope one day, a few of my friends my stumble by and say high to me.
And what of the photos...just things I am liking at the moment...especially that Jimmy Martin Wallpaper
Mrs B xxx