I've been trying to be a little more proactive about finding other blogs to follow, creating relationships with other bloggers, and being a better blogger myself. I started using Twitter (which I was really opposed to at first but now I think I'm obsessed). I've started following a lot of new (new to me at least) blogs, and I've met a lot of great new people in the last week or so. I feel as though things may actually be coming together.
For some reason last night, I felt this overwhelming sense of belonging. I've never really been one to have a lot of friends in real life and I'm fine with that. I've never been one to care if I fit in or if people like me. But in the little time I've been blogging (only since January), I've made more friends and felt more accepted than I have in many years. And not just accepted in that a lot of us like vintage stuff (that's great though!), but accepted on a personal level. I've met people that are going through the same life changes I am, and have the same struggles I do, and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to know that someone understands you. This is such a great community of people that genuinely accept everyone for who they are. And I think that's why I enjoy blogging so much. It's not about how many views you have, how much money you're getting from sponsorships, or what company sent you a new pair of shoes to wear. It's an outlet for a bunch of great people to just be themselves and have other people enjoy them for who they are. Such a great concept.
Ok, my ramblings are over. =)