I think the best thing about blogging is the way it connects you with people you would not normally meet in real life.
Hi I am Mynx and I write a little blog called “Lizard Happy”
If you don’t know me, I am an Aussie, in my fabulous forties, married with a couple of teenagers.
I also like to paint and tell the odd story.
Here I am, guesting on “The Ginger Blog Man” blog and it hit me that we are almost polar opposites when it comes to pretty much everything.
And that is fabulous.
I get to have a little peek into his life as a young guy who is now living in a country very different to what he grew up in and compare his adventures to what I might have had at the same age.
You could say that before blogging, I had lived a pretty simple sheltered life.
Wife, mother, working in a post office. Our internet was mostly used for Facebook and just generalities. And I confess, I had heard little about blogging.
But then my “other” hubby, who I had met online (through a Facebook game!!) mentioned he had a blog and after much nagging he let me read it.
And through his blog I found others, and when something of a crisis in my life happened, I just knew that a blog was the perfect place to put my stuff out into the universe.
I never expected to have anyone much read, but I continued to find blogs that I liked and gave them plenty of blog loving with comments.
So what did I find? So many awesome writers, photographers and artists. Giving me a look at worlds I couldn’t imagine.
So you think that being a Flight attendant was glamorous? Perhaps not. Moving to Japan will definitely give you a culture shock and living on a boat can certainly present a lot of challenges.
I have learnt about foods I have never heard of and seen things I may not want to see again (One should always be prepared for anything when there is an adult warning on a blog).
I have discovered Haiku. Not that I really understand it but now I know it exists.
And I have made friends. Friends who have challenged me, supported me and helped me find who I am.
If not for blogging I would never have met these people from all over the world. Never learnt their stories, never shed tears for them, laughed with them or celebrated our friendship. It really is pretty cool when you stop to think about it.
And if not for blogging, I would never have discovered that I can paint, that I am an artist. And because of blogging, my art is in homes all over the world. (Which is very cool, don’t you think?)
Everyone blogs for different reasons.
Some want to be famous, some consider it a way to earn a little cash.
I just needed a place to be me. To find what was missing.
Thank you Ginger Blog Man for finding me in this big blogging universe and letting me come play on
I am looking forward to returning the favour and introducing you to some of the amazing people that I know.
GBM: You're very welcome Mynx and I cannot wait :-D