Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts - Why I Follow Blogs?

Why do I read and follow craft, sewing, cooking, quilting, and art blogs?

I want to see what everyone else it doing.  What's everyone making, sewing, or quilting?

I love the large photos, so I can see the details and the colors.

I love the stories about why you are making a quilt.  Where you got the idea and who receives the final project.

I enjoy the tutorials. Even if I never make them, you can be assured, if I am following you, I am reading it.  I may never make the item, but I have made it in my mind.  I love the process of construction.

I like to read posts at the end of the day, when I am too tired to quilt or sew.

My favorite blogs are the bloggers who do whatever they want doesn't have to be popular or hot!  I think that is because I like to do my own thing.  When I first started posting, I assumed no one would follow my blog, because I don't always do the "hot" projects.

Now I am really being honest..  I thought I didn't like the blogs that weren't exclusively about quilting or crafting.  Until recently I didn't think I needed to know personal stories...But I didn't get it.  I didn't understand what blogging was all about. It's the sharing and you can't share about your craft without personal stuff mixed in.  So I have changed my mind.  I do like the personal stuff, because you get to know the person better. And  knowing more about the person who posts, makes the reading more interesting.

So when the May for Me Celebration started, I decided to do a personal day too - Thursday's Thoughts.  I like my new schedule of posts.  This is my posting schedule for now - I may change it!  New Posting Schedule I like to have order in this chaotic world.  Especially this particular week in my life...

So on a personal note:  I have spent the whole week in hospital rooms, bunking on a sofa in my Mom's room. We have been in two hospitals. She has now had two surgeries and more tests tomorrow.  First they thought it was a heart attack and then Pancreatitis which lead to removing the gall bladder in the first surgery and trying to remove a stone in the second surgery and we are not done yet.  Today after the second surgery they moved my Mom to a step down intensive care unit of the hospital.  She has oxygen and wires and IVs.  The doctors have reassured me that it is just so they can monitor her closer, as this unit has more nurses to care for my Mom.

I brought my laptop along and it has been great for sending out updates to our family and friends. And for posting and reading posts.  Reading the posts has kept some normalcy to my day.

Please keep us in your prayers, as we try to find out what is making my Mom so sick.

I enjoy following blogs, because I love what you are sharing... the personal parts and your special craft!

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments this week.  I will email you back soon...

Making the best of everyday, in this chaotic world of hospitals, this week in May!



GerryART said...

Yes, Marcia, you've got it right! !
Blogging has evolved from what it was just a few years ago to what now is more of a personal journal of our lives.
It's hard not to mingle one with the other.
Now, this blogger will be keeping your Mom in my thoughts with her speedy recovery being the ultimate goal.
hugs to you and your Mom,

Melissa said...

Your family will be in my prayers.

nono said...

Sending prayers for you and your Mom. I love the blogs that have a little of everything, it's like getting together with a friend for a coffee.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

There are many things that control our creative expressions - I like the blogs/bloggers who show a little personal side. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your MOm.

Deanna said...

Lovely, thoughtful post. I have been reading blogs nearly two years and have my own for just over one year. This gives me a lot to think about: why do I blog and why do people take the time to read it?


sweetybird09 said...

Nice reasons as to why you follow blogs, I like what you said!
Prayers for your Mom...

Linda said...

Marcia, I love why you blog! It is almost exactly why I blog/read blogs. It is inspiring in many ways! I will continue to keep you and your mom in my prayers. Hang in there! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Marcia, I love reading your blog. And others as well...I guess it is like having friends across the miles. I live in a rural area, and don't have a lot of opportunities for friends and visiting. Blogs are a nice way to share creativity and inspiration - and prayer requests! My thoughts and my prayers for wisdom for the docs, and swift recovery for your mom, will continue. (And strength for you, my friend!)
Jacque in SC

Jan said...

Sending prayers for restored health for your mom so you may have many, many more good times working together!

Miss Hillbilly said...

I skimmed through all your blogs that you posted while I was away and pause on this one first. I was so worried about you/your mom. I didn't have the internet and late last night I read my comments and knew you hadn't had time to get around so I was really worried. We were supposed to have internet but we didn't. Shoot me an email when you can and let me know how you are holding up..and how your mom is as well. Hugs to you!