Thoughtful Thursday Part One & (Leaving Tunisia on a Jet Plane)

Yesterday was a crazy day.  And consequently I didn’t have the opportunity to get with Amy P and get extra goodies for y’all.  But soon, I hope.  It will be wonderful no matter when it happens!  And because yesterday was so insanely busy, I have little time to give the blog this morning.  So much to do before I leave for the airport to pick up Jerry this evening.  All the excuses out of the way, I thought I would give you a little something to think about.  I have this list of things posted on my frig. They are certainly not comprehensive and I could likely think of 27 more that would be worthwhile but, for me, it was good list to start with.  I try to look at it often and remind myself of my own rules.  I also want you to know I fail miserably some days. Some days I do okay.  I think it’s that some days are just more challenging.


I also have some questions for you today.

  1. Just out of curiosity, do your real life friends read your blog if you have one?
  2. And if you have a blog, why do you?
  3. Are there things you will not talk about on your blog?
  4. Do you find yourself being more cautious about what you say and how you say it?
  5. Do you ever stop and think about what your life would be like if you had never been introduced to the world wide web?
  6. Do you ever think about the people you wouldn’t have met, even if only online, if not for your computer?

I will share my answers with you soon.  But I really do want to know what you think. So fess up!

In closing, don’t forget about the photo contest.  And enter to win the wonderful book Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington to be given away Sunday.

Happy Thursday to you all!

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I don’t have my own blog but if it weren’t for the world wide web then I wouldn’t have my new friend Suzi. I am grateful for it.

Awww…hugs to you Kat! We will meet in person one day – I promise!


I don’t have a blog either but I love the web and find it both informative and entertaining and then there are the friends, that’s the best part.

Funny but I don’t give my local friends my blog address at all but I do refer to it sometimes and I think they don’t really know what it is. My sister reads it and likes to see pics of her niece.
I started my blog to accompany my online shop but the shop soon went and I continue to blog. I like to write.
I don’t talk about personal things in any detail but I’m the same in my local life.
Yes, I do think I’m cautious in some ways but I’m the same in local life.
If I had never discovered the internet and blogging in particular I’d probably have more time to do other stuff but I’ve learned so much and now it’s part of my routine.
The people I’ve met through blogging are very real to me and I think have only enriched my life and my understanding of other people’s lives. I think it stops me thinking that’s I’m the centre of the universe!

Great questions which I answered on the fly as it were. Look forward to reading your own thoughts on blogging. Bx

I have my own blog and “most” of my friends know about it. For some reason I don’t let my local friends know about it as much as I do the far away ones. There are some people whom I wish I never would have shared it with, but that is a whole different story.

I post things about my family but since I know that strangers are reading it I don’t post our last name, city, or even state.

Here’s to hoping that Jerry’s flights are smooth and trouble free!

To answer Your questions – I do have a blog but sadly I have no real friends. They are all imaginary therefore they do not read my blog.

Okay – just kidding….. A few of my real friends read my blog but I write it for me. Sometimes I just have a story to tell, sometimes I have something to give away and sometimes I like to show off what I made.

I usually don’t talk about personal things pertaining to my kids. I brag about ‘em but won’t go into the gory details of our lives. I’m no more “cautious” on my blog than I am in real life. I am an open book.

If I had never been introduced to the world wide web I probably would still have a fairly current set of encyclopedias and would have read a few more books. But the house would not be any cleaner.

For the people I have met through the interwebs – I met my dear BillHubby via a sports message board, several new friends through a local community message board and a whole bunch of wonderful bloggers who share the same interests.

I love the interwebs and blogging and all my bloggie friends!
# Do you ever think about the people you wouldn’t have met, even if only online, if not for your computer?

Love your thoughtful Thursday Susan. Most of my friends do read my blog. It doesn’t keep me from saying whatever it is I want to say, which is good. When I worked at the manor though, I knew that the Mr kept up with it and that was a bit constraining. There were times I just had to hold my tongue in check (as it were), and I couldn’t share the way I was really feeling about things. I didn’t like that feeling. I have met so many wonderful people through blogging and made a lot of really treasured invisible friends! (yourself included) 15 years ago I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting a home computer. Now I wouldn’t be without one! xxoo