It is an odd thing this blogging business isn't it.
Sometimes I feel so emotional when I read posts, especially on the blogs that I read regularly. You are excited and I am excited for you, you are sad and I am sad for you, you worry, I worry for you. You get the gist. Because you get me too!
Recently I have read some sad posts, mainly pet related, which have really touched my heart. I have offered all good thoughts and virtual hugs, but I just wish that I could actually put my arms around the writer and give them a real hug.
I have also read posts by people who are so excited about what they have to share, and you can feel the excitement bursting out of every word they are writing. It is impossible not to be as excited for them as they are themselves.
All of this is wonderful isn't it. I just wish that you were not all so far away so that we could celebrate and commiserate together. At least we can do that in the virtual world and care for and support and enjoy each other.
Sometimes I read things where people are down about their own or others blogging and it makes me sad. I just try and look for the joyful things in all that I do, online and in my "real" life. Life isn't always all joy and roses, but I just keep looking to the positive. There have been tough times and there will be again, but I have learnt that I have to head towards the positive, because the other direction is just not an option for me.
As the words in my sidebar say, Onwards, Upwards, Stronger, Positive.
It doesn't always work, but it is a good thing to return to each time I head off track.
I also try to make every effort to be lovely to everyone in blogland, just as I try to do that in real life. I am not Pollyanna, but I do go out of my way to try to be nice. I do not always succeed, but that doesn't mean that I don't try and if I make a mistake I do always try and apologise. If I ever offend you can be sure that it has not been done deliberately.
So I wanted to let you know that I am here in the good times and the bad and will be happy and sad with you in equal measure. I have to keep towards the positive though and I hope that you can do that as much as you are able to as well.
Despite all the looking towards the positive and the trying to make sure that I am nice, there have been a couple of things in the last few weeks that have happened to me blogging wise that haven't been so pleasant. So after some thought I have decided to take a break for a few days. I will be back - to announce the giveaway winner apart from anything else! - so do not fear, I just need a few days to regroup and to let my hurt feelings heal.
I also wanted to say that I realise that I blog a lot - well, apart from when I am taking a break of course!! - and I comment a lot. Please do not think that I imagine that you will read every post, or comment on every post. Or that you will reply to all of my comments. I hope that you realise that. I don't know if blogging a lot makes me a "big blogger" or not in your eyes, but I am certainly not that in my own eyes. I am just little insecure sensitive me who likes to write and take photos and crochet and to share that with you all.
Amy is no better or worse than anyone else, just as you are no better or worse than anyone else.
Life and blogging isn't perfect, but I try to look towards the good!