The Joy of being part of Blogging Community
Robert Author + Blogger extraordinaire
If you could travel and find yourself in a beautiful city abroad, would you explore the city? I found myself going to the ultramodern city of Shanghai nearly 30 times from 2009 to 2014. Except for the few times I went there with my brother-in-law who loves to drink at bars, I prefer to stay at the hotel once I finish my business meetings. I see how my attitude towards travel is the same as blogging. Let me share with you why that is so and how it is related to a blog community.
Discovering True Happiness in Blogging
Being adults, we have our responsibilities. Some of you are students, others are working professionals or stay-at-home moms. Wherever you are and whatever you do, there is one thing I am sure of. It is important for you to love what you are doing, and blogging is one of them. What is it that makes you love what you do? One word. Happiness.
Shanghai is a beautiful city. There is so much to see, that much I know. But, all the times I went there was strictly business and I traveled alone. On my own, I elected to stay in my room as opposed to exploring the sights and sounds that Shanghai has to offer. You see, it is no fun at all if I cannot share the experience with people I care for.
Happiness is when I can share my happiness with people who matter to me.
I take blogging seriously and truly care for the people who read my blog. In this sense, blogging is much more fun for me than to be on the road traveling. Each post I publish, I am sharing a part of my experience with people who matter, the readers.
As the months went by, I started to become friends with fellow bloggers. That was when I realized that sharing stories with readers is half of what blogging is. The other half is being with people who shares the same passion for writing.
As an activity, I found that being in touch with people from all over the world could enhance the blogging experience. A quick search on Google confirms my impression that many people think of a blog community as a means of promoting their own blogs. A blog community is much more than that.
Early this year, I formed a Facebook group called Bloggers Worldwide Exchanging Comments. Although the main purpose of the group is for bloggers to help each other in one specific activity, it has become a home for many bloggers. One of the goals of the group was for bloggers to get together and form a blog community. I am pleased to see that the group has started to be as such. Active members have made friends, shared ideas, helped each other, and improved their blogging skills.
[ctt template=”5″ link=”Rf6CW” via=”no” ]Being a part of a community of people who shares the same passion has made blogging so much more fun. @pinoydaddy1969 #blogcommunity[/ctt]
Friendship Transcends Distance
If you have been following the Crazy Little Family Adventure, then you know Orana has traveled all over the universe. Ask her kids where they grew up and each will answer with a different city. What, you didn’t know? Orana says so right here. Anyway, what I am saying is that it doesn’t matter where she is or what she is doing.
Orana is a part of our blog community and she is a friend. Friendship begins with being a stranger to each other and that is how it started. I see her name in the group and that is all. Today, I am sharing this post with you as a guest writer. I think this act sums up why being in a blog community has helped enhanced blogging. It’s not only the skills or the blog itself but also the new relationships and friendships forming.