I recently tweeted the line below and it received a lot of reaction, making me realize that it was worth a blog post:
blogging is hosting like a virtual party
I absolutely love blogging. It is my connection to various worlds: the world of writing and life as a writer (as in this blog) and the love of travel, cultural enrichment, culinary adventures, meeting great people, and exploring the world of chocolate on my other blog.
As I live in a fairly rural environment and we are in the dead of a Canadian winter, I am sticking closer to home and on the treacherous highways less.
As I am in the midst of writing my book about chocolate travel, I am chained to my desk until I get the job done.
Blogging has given me the opportunity to have amazing conversations with people all over the world. It’s like throwing a party and seeing who shows up. And people who know me well, know that I love to host parties and entertain. All are always welcomed with a smile.hosting a party always brings me pleasure
That’s the way I feel about blogging. We put a topic out there, and invite people to drop in and share a comment. Join the discussion, stay for awhile. Pour yourself a drink or a coffee (depending on your timezone) and feel welcome.
We’ll both we glad you did.
The only criticism I’ve received from blogging experts is that I don’t blog often enough. Each of my two blogs receives a post every two weeks. It seems that two weeks is an eternity in the blogosphere. But with writing my book and the volunteer responsibilities I have undertaken with groups like PWAC and Toastmasters, in addition to responsibilities on the homefront, I’m afraid that is all I can muster.
So please join us back here the week of January 21st, and in the meantime, please talk to me. What is it you love (or hate) about blogging?