Blogging crept into my life in 2000 when I started writing at the now defunct Themestream. That sight provided opportunites to write and make a few bucks and was used much differently than this WordPress blog. My work tended to be health related articles and entries relating to a variety of writing challenges.
Following the rise and fall of Themestream I was invited by my high school friend, Teraisa Goldman aka True Crime Fanatic, to Journalspace. It was there that my blogging addiction was planted. For about four years Journalspace was the spot I wrote about my horse and began a more photographic blog. It gradually evolved but was always known as my horse blog. I kept up with many bloggers there until this blogging site kicked the bucket the end of 2008. Much like Themestream, Journalspace was a blogging community. Its death had such a profound impact on its writers.
During that period a number of friendships were formed and nurtured. My job allowed me to travel nationwide hence I got to meet a few of my all-time favorite bloggers. One being Joan Perry. Joan showed me a most fabulous evening in Charleston several years ago while I was working in Mt Pleasant. Her blog will take you on a most interesting tour of Charleston and other interesting parts of the world. Stop by, say hello.
Every once in a while I surprise my husband with “Honey, we are having company tomorrow and it’s someone I’ve never met before”. Bless his heart, he allows this time and time again. Thursday night, I invited another blogger whom I have read for about 2 years from WordPress. Visiting Dallas from Netherlands, the very talented Aafke and her friend joined us at our home for a Texas style dinner. My husband and I could have spent all day with them! I wanted her to meet my Arab, Carter, but we just didn’t have enough time. Her blog I have followed most closely is Aafke Art. Pay her a visit. It is her love for horses and her atistic talent that kept my returning. Now I have a new friend. And thank you so much Aafke for the painting of my Arabian.
There are others who I have met in person or whom I have only spoken to by phone and shared email correspondence. Most of these blogging friendships I have maintained for years. Fellow readers, this includes my best friend of all–my husband. But I met him on Match.com–a topic for a different post.