Quotes, the recent prompt from Ali Edwards 31 More Things came at a great time.
There is a lot of talk about the state of the blogging world. Many of my favorite bloggers (Lindsey, Nina and Kristen) have all written about it lately. I am in my own season of questioning what I am doing here. Do I focus on literacy or write widely? Do I schedule my posts or write only when inspiration strikes? Do I promote on social media or let readers find their way organically? I could go on and on.
But what I always come back to is that this is a place that makes me happy. This is where I put my words out in to the wide world. This is a place where I connect with people I only know in this world. This is a place that helps me to organize my thinking and be creative at the same time.
And blogs are where I often stumble upon new words that I rush to write down in my notebook before I forget their wisdom. Just yesterday I found my new favorite quote at Katrina Kenison’s blog.
So here it is. A quote that speaks to the power of the blogging world and why I am not leaving it any time soon. It is this virtual space that makes me pay more attention to the world outside of my computer. Go figure but it is true.
“Paying attention changes everything. Gratitude transforms a day, a life, the world. Choosing to see beauty creates more beauty. Nothing is on hold. Nothing lasts. Nothing is wasted. And so this really is it: the mystery, the miracle, the pain, the joy, the whole human catastrophe. And we get to be here, now.”