IT'S ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL IN BLOGLAND

  



I'm 63, and I did not learn how to really use my computer until 6 months ago. I always felt behind the times in social occasions where everyone was talking about the "web" and e-mail's, etc; so, I decided to take the plunge and learn.  Well, how I decided to learn was to start a Blog.  Now, I'm not sure why I chose this route, but I did.





After blogging for awhile, I have figured out why I began.  First of all, to use my brain; but there was another reason.




Everything is beautiful in blogland; the pictures, the people, the words.  When everything in the world seems to be going haywire all at once, it is comforting that I can be in a beautiful environment by simply turning on my computer.

Please don't get me wrong, I'm very concerned about the world situation; Haiti, The War, The Global Financial Situation.  I even belong to a weekly group of women who meet to discuss just these issues and more.




But I find great comfort in being able to escape for a while in the beautiful world of
blogland.  Don't you?




Photos courtesy: "La Vie Claire"

Comments

  1. Amen! We seem to be a group that feels like you. I don't mind when the world seeps in here, we are here for each other, but you can always find a story about a baby, a toddler, a new teen right next to the sweet and heartfelt tributes to those who we have lost or prayer requests. A whole lot of prayers have been answered by starting a prayer chain in this world! Your post is beautiful! And WELL DONE to you for learning how to make this beautiful blog in 6 months! I have been on the computer for YEARS and started my blog almost a year ago and I am still not sure some days what I'm doing!
    I am glad you are here!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. I am with you....it is nice to find a space to be inspired, to dream, and to find friendships and beauty...so many things the world around us is lacking! Great post....I so agree.

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  3. Your words hold so much truth and meaning for me.
    Without my blog..hmmmm, the daily world,the pressures, the stress..my husbands illness..all of it can really get to you, and then I come here., I read the sweet comments that some have left, I check my favorites to see what they're doing..and I always read a few new ones. They've become favorites that way...and slowly, my energy level comes back. I rest,relax and smile as I read, offer a quick prayer..though we may never meet in person..it seems we all "know" each other, and it's a wonderful thing. You've done a wonderful job with your blog..it's just beautiful... Keep writing, I love to read what you have to say.

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  4. Hello there! This is my first time to visit and I so agree. I don't even really buy magazines anymore because I can find everything I need right here through everyone's blogs. Friendship and encouragements; inspiration for creating; motivation for organizing; great recipes. My cousin started me in July with blogging and I was skeptical at first but it really has been so much fun. Wishing you a most wonderful and blessed day! :) Tammy

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  5. Dear Jo~

    What a Beautiful Post ~ So True..... I really Love Blogging, but it more than that for Me ~ even thou I see My Kids & Grands on a Regular basis, I Live Alone (well me & the Cat) but there is a fine line between Being Alone & Loneliness ~ All the Wonderful Blogs I have found & Friends made, sometimes gets me Through those Moments ~ Keep Up the Wonderful Work
    xox
    Cheryl

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  6. I understand exactly what you mean. It's always inspiring to me.

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  7. I agree 100% about blogland, it is an escape, and all the wonderful blogger friends I have made is incredible. It's hard to believe you just learned to use the computer 6 months ago - your blog is so well done, Bravo!
    Have a great week Jo!

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  8. 能猜得出女人真實年齡的男人也許耳聰目明,但肯定毫無大腦。哈哈!..................................................

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  9. Yes, blogland can be a beautiful place~I think that's what keeps me blogging. That, and it's now an addiction. :)
    Have a beautiful week~

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  10. Hello Jo, beautiful images... I too did not even know what a blog was until just before I started mine last June... I also am concerned about the state of the world, but it is nice to have a little place to escape, even for just a little while, where life is good... and people are nice and friendly... I try to create a little magical place for people for visit, and to daydream myself... I feel the same way you do! xoxo Julie Marie PS I have learned so many things also from so many wonderful bloggers!

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  11. Yes! Yes! Yes! We need a time to escape to the beauties of "Pretty Blog Land," to recharge our batteries and all. :-)

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  12. Bonjour Jo,
    Sorry to double post, but after reading the comment you left on my blog I just had to come by again. So glad to hear you're ready to 'strut your stuff' again - you made my day. Grab that beautiful red bag and enjoy it!

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  13. Hi there,
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
    I'm glad you started a blog, and learned how to use a computer. It's never too late to learn anything. That sounds like a great idea to talk with other women about the world situations.
    You have a wonderful day,
    Rosemary

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  14. I'm with you! Visiting the blog friends is my respite! Did you paint those gorgeous pictures?? Love them. God Bless, Kerrie

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  15. I soooo agree with the beauty of blogging. I learned just how many heartwarming friends I've acquired just last week. Posted about my daughter and...
    I'm only a few little years behind you and haven't blogged a year yet. So glad we did!
    Take care and keep posting the beauty (O:
    Vicki

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  16. Jo,
    I think that the door that we both opened to Blogland was a gift to ourselves! You know how I feel about it! Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!!! Love ya!

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  17. Me again...
    Just read what you posted on my blog. Not sure if you read the last one about this...hold on to your son, I understand...
    And it's been in mine for generations also..bad, bad gene..
    So we'll just blog pretty things (O:

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  18. Thanks for the lovely pictures... I'm glad you learned to blog. Lezlee

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  19. I completely agree with you, everything is so much rosier in blogland, and it is a mini "escape" from reality. The world could use some more beauty in it right about now.
    Kate

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  20. Hello
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I would just like to say I'm really pleased you learnt how to use the computer. I agree coming on line opens up a whole new world, full of beautiful things to see and wonderful people to meet. It's never too late! Well done to you!
    Hugs and Love Suex

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