Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AWKWARD FAN MAIL

I'm SOOOO excited!

Today I got my first piece of fan mail!  This is amazing.  I started this blog because of all the awkward situations that first year of widowhood.  Who knew anyone else would even read the words.  It didn't matter.  It mattered that I got things off my chest.


Somehow blogging is now my hobby.  (Secretly, I always wanted to keep a diary but it never lasted more than two weeks).  Why it is sticking now is beyond my thinking.  I was always encouraged by one of my favorite bloggers, The Misadventures of Widowhood.  She still leaves a comment every day.  Through her I've met a great group of widow bloggers whom I follow and read every day.  I've become friendly with them outside of blogging (email and Facebook and online games).

To receive a complimentary email from a total stranger has just made my day!  My year!!  Nothing short of another grandchild!  Thank you Judy from Venice.  




7 comments:

  1. How cool is that!

    I think blogging is different than diary keeping (I've done both for many years) because you diary can't give you feedback and with a blog there is always that possibility..

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    1. I guess I was not anticipating feedback. But I like it!

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  2. Thanks. Your blog has made my week and I intend to keep reading.
    Enjoy your trip.

    Judy from Venice, Sarasota and Ottawa!

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    1. What a thing to stumble onto when you are NOT a widow! If your friends ever want to talk (email), I am open to that. I know it sure helped me to learn maybe I wasn't crazy ....

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  3. I have kept journals since 1975--but my blog is my best friend and for the reasons Jean listed--the feedback. I probably would get feedback from someone reading my journal, but who would I show it too..and if a family member, well...I don't even want to think what they'd say. YAY for you!!!

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    1. So far, I haven't gotten into too much trouble with blogging about my personal life. Stay tuned! I'm really not talking to make friends ... I'm blogging to help my mental state!!

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  4. It's amazing the friends you make when you tell it like it is. So nice that we can cheer you on!

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