When I started this at the beginning of the year it was all just a bit of fun. Posting a few odd thoughts each day, reading a few other blogs, that was it. Something for coffee breaks to take my mind away from things.
It is not that simple, though, is it? There was a recent exchange where we talked about our "blog family" and how we all had so much in common, how much we could relate to many of the problems that others had, sharing stories that have bonded us, even though most of us have never met.
The last few days have brought this home to me even more - reading about the problems that some of you are currently facing was really hard, while there is also increasing excitement about babies that are on the way. Then I woke up this morning to news of the bridge disaster in Minneapolis and instantly became concerned about bloggers from that area.
Seems that my "bit of fun" has taken on a life of its own, something that I could not have imagined a few short months ago. Isn't blogging amazing?