Blogging in 2015 is like having a pen pal in 1995.
Back in the 90’s, I subscribed to Focus on the Family’s tween magazine called Brio. They offered to match you up with a pen pal who also read the magazine. My pen pal’s name was Megan, a red-headed girl from Texas. We wrote letters for several years, exchanging family pictures, recipes and stories of life with our younger siblings. I have Megan’s favorite recipe for cheesecake in my file to this day! I know I sent her my favorite snickerdoodle recipe.
My other pen pals were friends I’d met at youth events in other cities or friends who moved away. I covered the pages in my favorite Lisa Frank stickers and sent them off to my friends in far away places.
Blogging isn’t so unlike those pen pal memories! My favorite thing about blogging is interacting with my readers and the authors of blogs I read. Most of you I’ve never met in person, yet we share pictures of our families, favorite recipes and funny anecdotes from daily life. The rest of you are those I don’t see on a daily basis – friends from places I’ve lived and extended family. I am so blessed to have new friends that live all over the country – and to keep up with old friends that live away from me!
Thanks for being my 2015 pen pals!