Thursday, 26 August 2010

Read it....Or Not!

I started this blog nearly three years ago.

I began blogging to share my photos with overseas family and to keep them up to date with our lives, where we’d been and what we were up to.  It was a great way to share without being on the phone or email for long amounts of time.  My Boerewors’ brother was overseas and greatly appreciated the regular updates, all my family in Scotland could go log on and see pictures of how the girls were growing and the fun stuff we’d done together and the interesting places we’d visited. 

This journey of blogging has been an awesome experience and is forever changing.

Not only have I enjoyed posting but writing it has become quite a therapy for me.  I have enjoyed the creativity of moulding my wee blog.  And in all honestly, it has been through my blog that I have found my love for expressing myself.  It may not always been grammatically correct and my spelling can often be atrocious.  I guess my brain thinks too fast for my fingers and I want to get “it down” before it escapes my head.

Writing and posting on my blog for all the world to see is liberating and sometimes scary.  Scary because you never know who you are going to attract or offend.  I’ve come to the conclusion that if you don’t like it – don’t read it.  Since this is been all about what tickles me and what I find interesting and funny.  And, who knows, I may entertain a few people along the way. 

It has been doing this that I have found who I really am, what I really love doing, what is important to me and how I want to strive to hold on to those things. 

I realise now why I’m continuing to blog. 

Not only have I “met” some fabulous and interesting people along the way, but I have become open to finding out what makes other people passionate.  In turn, it has revealed things about my that I never knew and didn’t explore.

I may divulge too much information sometimes, I may swear far too much, I expose details and open my mouth and let my lips flap.  That’s me.  I’m a blabbermouth and sometimes I don’t know when to shut up.  I unlock my jaw and out it comes!

Read it – or don’t. I will continue flapping my lips and letting my voice be heard because in the nearly three years I have been blogging, I've never once wondered "what on earth shall I post today".

That’s the way I roll.

9 comments:

Ami said...

I think it's a blast to read here. Part of why I love blogs so much is reading the viewpoints of people who don't think exactly the way I do... or people who are willing to say more than I would say about certain things.

Keep it up, don't worry about who's reading. Or not reading.

KK said...

Blogging is like therapy to me!

Katherine said...

I like the way you roll Gillian. I too find Bloggerville a very therapeutic place to be but unfortunately of late I have not been able to spend much time on it. You, my dear, have given me many a chuckle and I will look forward to many more visits to your blog. Have a great weekend...cheers Kath

blackhuff said...

I agree with you. Blogging is your area in which you can say whatever is on your mind and if someone does not like it, then they have to leave it.

Brian Miller said...

keep rolling gils...we'll keep reading....i like seeing what others are passionate about as well...

blueviolet said...

It's wonderful that you share so much with us! We really get to know you!

The Invisible Seductress said...

I always love visiting with you here!!!!

Matty said...

Time flies when you're having fun. Let it out. Let it all hang out!

Momza said...

Had to come over and see this!
You and I blog for the same reasons--to share, to grow, to laugh.
It's all good!

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