We’re not all the same

Monday, February 21, 2011

I’ve been quiet on my blogposts for a few weeks now, not knowing what to write but mainly because I have been reading other people's blogs.  This journey through blogville has left me feeling challenged, amazed.  Reflecting on some of the recent blogs I have read. Two things have become clear, one thing is that "blogs are as individual as the people behind them".

I was reading a blog the other day and thought to myself, wow, if only I had the enthusiasm or charisma that this blogger has or the openness and honesty to let it all out there as another blogger has done. Then it hit me, we are not all the same! We are all different and what better place or example to see it than reading blogs, from the humourous, adventurous to serious and flowing. There is a blog out there for anyone! I work with different personality types, I believe in allowing children to develop according to their natural personality traits. So, I learnt a lesson that freed me to blog again.

A quote I had up on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/parentwithpotential, was by C.S. Lewis -

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”

This is true for any interaction – that moment we feel connected, or ‘normal’ or accepted for who we are and what we have been through or are going through presently. The moment we realise we aren’t alone, there are others like us and others who have been through very similar situations to us- this is community, it’s online, it’s widespread and we can read about, think about, be challenged by... this the gift of the blog.

We are not all the same, blogs represent different personality types, expose us (the readers) to experiences and emotions that may be similar and different to our own. So have you found blogs you connect with or don’t connect with, why do you think that is?

Perhaps a good time to thank those of you who follow this blog! Thank you.

1 comments:

Parental Parody said...

I completely agree. My blog is very sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek, then I read others that are honest, down to earth, and genuinely lovely/heart warming - which makes me think I'm a terrible mother for not writing in that style. But it doesn't mean I love my kids any less, it just means I'm writing with my own style, from my own sense of humour. Totally appreciating your blog style too, by the way =)

 
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