Dec 01

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Joining a community

I’ve been doing this journaling thing for almost a year now (can you believe it?!?  Today is the start of the twelfth month!)  Despite regularly telling myself that I should start engaging with other bloggers, I haven’t done it.  The only blog I’ve been reading regularly is Momma Sunshine‘s.

Frankly, I feel awkward about the whole social networking thing.  I’m fine here in my own little corner of the world – I almost always have something to talk about and I know that there are a group of people out there who are interested to hear what I have to say. But put me outside on a street corner where everyone is talking and I’m no longer sure.

From the blog www.thedavidwilsonproject.com - click the picture to see his blog, too!

Consequently… even though I blog, I have held myself apart from joining the blogging community.  Which is how I used to participate in my walking-around community – I wanted to be a part of it, but didn’t know how, so I didn’t try.  I grew up and learned some lessons about being social and now I do okay.  Surely I can do the same thing online, right?

Today through a twisty route of clicking links, I ended up at a blog that I really, really like – City Girl.  Not only do I like the content, I LOVE how it looks.

After spending quite a while reading at her blog, I followed links to some of her favorite blogs and ended up at another blog that I’m LOVING – Newlyweds On A Budget (the specific post I linked to is absolutely brilliant!)

So now I’ve identified two bloggers whose work I’m really enjoying.  Next step – let them know that I like their work (because it’s so much better to say something nice to someone’s face than to wait until they’ve left the room and say it to other people…)  🙂

Today’s miracle – reminding myself that I can make some small steps.  I don’t have to eat the entire elephant today.  I can just choose a small portion of the upper thigh and leave the rest for another day.  Success takes time and diligence.  I can do that.

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Momma Sunshine

    I’m honoured to know that you read my blog regularly! You’re so sweet!! You should definitely put yourself out there a little more…I have made some wonderful bloggy friends who have been a great support to me over the last few years. As you said, you’ll get there. 🙂

  2. Leah Carey

    Thanks Momma! 🙂 I love your blog, ESPECIALLY now that I’m in a long distance relationship. I’m looking forward to making more bloggy friends. How did you go about reaching out those first few times?

  3. City Girl

    Thank you for the kind words! There is definitely a wonderful blogging community out there so glad that you’re joining it. Oh, @Sisarina designed my website. I love it, too!

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