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Friday, December 16, 2011

Bloggers are the Best Kind of People

Most of us bloggers put aside time each week to go and read other blogs that we enjoy and leave comments. It's part of the deal when you want to build a network of like-minded followers.  Often before I comment I'll peruse the other comments.  This week I realized something that I hadn't necessarily taken note of before. Bloggers support each other like you just don't see in any other profession or activity.

The design business is fiercely competitive and people guard their best tips with their lives. Not bloggers.  We do something and then we post every single step including our trials and tribulations so that others won't have the same difficulties.

Once our projects or thoughts are posted, bloggers stop by and read and then they take the time to leave warm and encouraging comments.  There's no jealousy or spitefulness.  Nobody leaves comments saying things like "I'm pretty sure I can make one of those better than that lousy piece of junk" or "what on earth inspired you to do that!".  Bloggers tell you how great your project looks or what an insightful thought you just had. Obviously bloggers all had mothers who stressed the importance of not saying anything if there's nothing nice to say.  


I've had emails from bloggers who have read about difficulties I'm having with a project.  They offer support, suggestions and sources.  I also recently received a gift from a blogger that I've never met.  Not a giveaway that I won but an actual gift, with handmade wrapping and a cute gift tag (thank you Beatrice).  Is there any doubt at all that bloggers are the nicest people!!  

Thanks to all of you who make my week with your inspiring and supportive comments.  You really do make my day!

29 comments:

  1. i couldn't agree more! bloggers are supportive and give you that support when you need it. you could be having abad day, but then people comment on a post of yours and say such nice things, and then an email conversation ensues, and you feel better. there is nothing like it- i have made so many wonderful friends and can't imagine life without them!

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  2. Perfectly sums up my feelings. I've tried to explain it to my husband, but he just doesn't get it when I say things like, "Oh, there's this blogger that I 'know' online and she's having a hard time right now, so I'm going to send her an email." He'll say, "But you don't even KNOW her". In some ways, the parts of ourselves we share on blogs is really KNOWING each other. (Obviously some 'Blogger Relationships' are more surface than others, just like in real life).

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  3. I happily agree...a kind word is sometimes all you need.

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  4. So nice to come out and acknowledge this! It always amazes me how much I have learned from blogs, and how generous bloggers are with their time, talent, and knowledge.

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  5. Carol,

    You are such a kind blogger yourself ... very generous with insight and knowledge from your professional design endeavors as well as words of encouragement and support. Be it blog-land or in real life, you're the kind of person we all like to "know" :). I'm glad you've been part of my blogging journey.

    Robin ... happilyhomeafter@blogspot.com

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  6. So true! And I find other bloggers are a big part of what motivates me to keep writing -- both reading others' blogs and reading others' supportive comments.

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  7. Aw. I love being a small part of the blogging community. The ladies I've "met" have been the nicest, kindest, and most supportive friends. Truly keeps me inspired to keep bumbling along. This was a great post. Thanks Carol!

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  8. You are so right. Bloggers are the most supportive group of people I've ever met! I have never been so inspired by other peoples talent and their willingness to share. Great post:)

    Andrea
    xo

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  9. I'm pretty sure I could write a better post than this lousy piece of junk.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.) :)

    You're exactly right. I just wish we didn't all live so far apart! (Don't you want to come to the Haven conference next summer?)

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  10. Blog Land is a beautiful place filled with wonderful and generous people. It's a blessing to be part of it.
    Thank you, Carol, for all that you share with us. Your blog is always inspiring!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  11. I'm always amazed how supportive and encouraging other bloggers are when things are great, as well as when you're sick or having a hard time. What did we do before virtual hugs?!! ;)

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  12. It's a pretty happy little oommunity, isn't it? You are the best too.

    Camille

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  13. agreed. you put it so well. now that I think about it, that's what keeps me going! thanks! donna

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  14. totally agree :) this was a great sweet and true post! xoxo

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  15. Every word of what you said is so true. The incredibly warm support we all receive, get well wishes, celebration wishes and just loving messages means more to me that I could ever express. Love makes the world go round. :)

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  16. You're absolutely right!!! Bloggers have big hearts and really do want to see each other succeed. Well said!!!

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  17. Bloggers are definitely some of the nicest people around :-) The support and encouragement bloggers give each other is truly a wonderful thing. And how cool is it to "meet" people from all around the world who share the same interests and passions? :-)

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  18. You nailed it with this post! You summed up everything perfectly. I am so happy to be part of your blogging network, and always look forward to 'what Carol has to say today'. If you're not a blogger, it really is a world that's hard to comprehend... but it is a world that nurtures, and cares, and is like the energizer bunny - it just feeds, and feeds, and feeds! Did I say I love being a blogger?

    Awesome post, as always!
    xo Sheila

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  19. This is totally true! I wish more people in life got along like bloggers! Thanks for pointing this out!

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  20. Couldn't agree more! Just did dinner with three other bloggers on Friday and we talked about this...just an amazing community out there!

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  21. Well said, Carol. The support and encouragement I get from other bloggers (and of course, you!), has been an unexpected benefit I discovered about blogging. I'm so grateful for our community.

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  22. So true. Bloggers are so positive and encouraging to others, giving advice and tips without hesitation.............a truly wonderful community!

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  23. You just brought a huge smile to my face - AMEN Carol! I had no idea the type of community I was about to embark into when I started blogging but it's one of the best moves I've ever made. Thanks for your support and for making blogging a blast - you are one talented gal. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  24. I met with some bloggers on Friday for dinner and we were discussing this very thing.Bloggers are an amazing bunch of people and everyone is so supportive and helpful. I'm proud to be part of such a great community.

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  25. Sooo true, I was surprised to get so much positive feedback and encouragement through my own blog, definitely keeps me going. Of course you are one of those sweet supporters!

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  26. I so agree! You are one of my best supporters! Love ya! Have fun skiing.
    Merry Christmas Carol. Sending you many hugs!

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  27. You said it perfectly. I was trying to explain this very thing to a friend of mine recently. I am amazed at the kindness and selflessness and support of the blogging community. It really is like nothing else. Thank you for being just that kind of blogger! xo

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  28. Well said, Blogging has given me the wonderful opportunity to enjoy/met great people like you! It is an amazing community! Have a wonderful Holiday, my friend!

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  29. so true! bloggers are the best advisers because and in most cases you can realy learn from them. i think it's a graet way to share knowledge.

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