Kate over at A Playful Day is hosting a blog-along...where bloggers share their love for their blog and blogging and the community it creates.
This weeks theme is "interactions and community". There have been many times where I've considered giving up on my blog - every time I put it out there all those who lurk and read my blog pipe up and remind me that I do have a voice and they enjoy my blog.
What I love about blogging is the people I've "met" through my blog and the blogs I read. The first person I really "met" was Jennifer aka Major Knitter. When we realized we lived close to each other we met up and I since joined her weekly knitting group and developed a whole new community in my life.
I also used my blog to get help for Haitians after their earthquake - I was amazed how many people donated to my Hats for Haiti contest. Another way community plays into the blogging world.
I also like when I throw something out there and I get a reaction or conversation going. One time I went on a mini-rant about how I think there are more than enough shawl patterns out there. Well, that got a conversation going. Or how I discussed my way of setting in sleeves...another good conversation.
Lastly, I love the support of the blogging community - be it for a new pattern or if I've had a bad day or if I'm trying to start a conversation about something...the blogging world is out there. I DO love my blog (and I thank my sister for getting me into it back in January 2006).
To keep the community going, leave a comment and tell me how you "met" me and my blog. Even better tell me what you like about it or want me to talk about in future posts.