I've been thinking about Nancy's post. Do we post only because we have quilty things to say? As our posts progress and bits and pieces of our lives leak into our writing, we become friends. No, not the friends that show up at your doorstep or the ones we discuss our deepest, darkest thoughts, but friends of a different sort. Well, for lack of a better term, plain ol' cyberfriends. We share our ups and downs, our accomplishments and downfalls, our lives magic moments, life cycle events and moments of tragedy. That applies to quilting and non quilting issues. No, not with the depth of an "in person' friend, but as with all things in this ever changing world of the internet, just friends of a different sort.
What keeps us going back again and again to one blog? Is it concern? voyeurism? great writing skills? Is it the quilty content only? Why do we keep up with this ones surgery or that one grandchild? I know that when Nancy didn't blog for a while, I became concerned that everything was ok (thanks for putting up with me using you as an example). For me I think it is a combination of all of the above. I like to be able to say "Hey, didn't do much today but had this thought, bought this quilt mag., got PU'd at the quilt board, ect. It also doesn't bother me when others do the same. Mundane day to day life is a good life. Nothing exciting is sometimes a good thing. It not only means that the rotten things aren't happening but makes the exciting things worthwhile. I for one like to "hear" about the normalcy. So for my money, keep blogging about the ordinary. This cyberfriend is always interested.