Thank you

I realize this isn’t a typical blog post, but I wanted my first post back from my short break to be a massive thank you to those in the blogging community whom I’ve come to call friends. The blogosphere can sometimes be an overwhelming place, and blogging can sometimes feel like a full-time job that we don’t get paid for!

Sure, I blog because I love writing, because I love sharing my world with THE world. But it is truly the friends and connections I have made on here that keep me coming back to the keyboard each day with a pep in my step and a smile on my face.

So, in that spirit, tell me what it is you are thankful for in the blogosphere. Maybe it’s someone else paving the way before you when it comes to the technical aspects of blogging. Maybe it’s making a friend in your niche. Maybe it’s discovering a book or a band you otherwise never would have heard of.

Whatever it is, tell me why you are thankful.

Until next time,

xoxo Charlotte

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23 comments

  1. Welcome back Charlotte! I hope you feel rested and re-energized after your little break. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am thankful to the blogosphere for its support and because blogging truly help me rebuild my confidence after I moved to the UK, especially on the language side of thing.

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    • Thank you, Frede! I am definitely feeling rested and re-energized after my much-needed break.

      I love what you are grateful for with the blogosphere! It can absolutely be a wonderful confidence booster. I feel similarly, in the sense that it helps me feel validated in my hobbies and passions.

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  2. Welcome back after the break! I LOVE this post- my blogging friends and community is exactly what keeps me coming back. And while there countless people willing to ignore you when it no longer suits them, it’s the handful of people that are there no matter what that makes it worth it!!

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    • I totally agree! It’s funny, there are some ways in which I enjoy the community of the blogosphere better than I do some real-life communities. What I love about the blogosphere is just how eclectic everyone is. And like you say, unfortunately there will be people even in the blogosphere who take advantage of others, but thankfully they seem to be few and far between!

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  3. Hey, looks like you made it back in one piece. I hope you got some rest!
    Personally, I love meeting other content creators and seeing their thoughts on things we have both experienced. It’s always fun when I post an article on a game and then find someone else’s review and see how their opinions differed from or resembled mine. I really enjoy reading other people’s content – and it’s extra cool when someone whose writing you admire enjoys your content too!

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    • Thank you! I did indeed make it back in one piece, feeling a lot better now.

      I totally agree with you! I mean, I always enjoy reading others’ takes on things I may not have any interest in trying myself, but as you say, I especially love being able to contrast my opinions with those of someone else on the same game/book/movie/etc.

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  4. Welcome back! I completely feel the same way about how it’s a full time job you’re not paid for (yet). I think the same way about my writing. I’m thankful for the people I’ve met on here who are totally on board with my obsession and fangirling. It’s refreshing to not be judged for what I love, to be able to talk about it without impunity or worry about people being bored and/or annoyed. I’m also thankful for the disagreements and different opinions I’ve found on here, because even within that there’s a mutual respect and no bashing of what the other person likes.

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    • Refreshing is the absolute perfect word for it. I can be my super girly, super geeky self and not be judged for either. Like you, I am also very thankful for the fruitful disagreements and discussions that come from blogging, because after all, I don’t want to live in an echo chamber.

      Thank you for the welcome back!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Yup! For the most part if people don’t like what you have on your blog, they just move on (especially if it’s nothing controversial and just your likes and whatnot).

        I feel the same way about the echo chamber even though I often have anxiety about debate. I don’t want to be hearing and repeating the same things over and over again without anyone questioning, because questioning and debate fosters new thoughts. Definitely on the same page with that!

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      • I totally know what you mean about having some anxiety about debate. On the one hand, I *want* people to express their differing opinions, because I want to broaden my perspective and foster an open environment. On the other than, though, I still to this day remind scared/anxious of people who seem to be hellbent on their singular opinion and not open to new ideas. Alas. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • There is a definite art to disagreement, and you can do it respectfully. I’m okay with disagreement/debate so long as we’re not disagreeing/debating human rights and whatnot. That is EXACTLY what I’m anxious/scared about, and it’s one of the major reasons I won’t say something, because of that fear. Also there’s this trend nowadays to say things to purposely upset/troll other people, and I just abhor the lack of empathy involved in that. It’s gotten to the point where people either just want to be right (which we’re all guilty of to some degree) or they just want to insult you, which in their minds makes them right. No one cares as much about learning new information and broadening their horizons, and we actually learn more from being wrong (something scientists figured out a long time ago).

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  5. I am BRAND NEW to the blogging world. I some how stumbled upon your blog and I love it. I hope to connect with the world soon and create a blogging family! I will be following ๐Ÿ™‚

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