Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Thoughts on Blogs...♥

My dear friend BJ at Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea did a post the other day on "getting to know your blog friends" and she listed 10 facts about herself.  She invited her readers to list facts about themselves in the comments.  It was so much fun to read the responses! I love posts like that because they are so relatable.  Although we are all different, living in different locations, dealing with different life circumstances, and even in different stages of our lives, in some ways we are the same.  

I guess that's what brings us together and we share our lives here because of it. It's a hard thing to explain to people who don't understand blogs (I get it...the internet can be scary), but if you're reading this then I know you get me! We are more alike that you think : ) 

Anyway back to BJ....we met through our blogs. The funny thing is by the time we met in person (in Disney World in 2018) we had already been talking and sharing our lives with each other for years prior. Kind of like pen pals, but better. I felt like I already knew her family and she knew mine.  We clicked instantly and have been besties ever since.  I love reading friendship stories like mine and BJ's.  There are so many. How lucky we all are.  And had it not been for our little old blogs, we never would have known each other.  How wonderful is that?! 

I always say it's the little things in life that mean the most.  I'm grateful for this little blog and all the friends I've made here.  It breaks my heart a little that people don't blog as much as they used to. I hope it comes back into fashion again someday.  I'm sure I'll still be here, rambling on about this or that. When the world gets too much and I just can't stand the news anymore, it brings me peace to know you are all out there and I can catch up with you. We can talk recipes, family, decorating, movies, weather, anything at all.  I have never once regretting time spent reading blogs.  I love seeing your lives and sharing your days. The good, the bad, and sometimes (although not too often) the ugly.  It happens. 

If you've been here a while I'll bet you know I love Lucy, coffee, comfy slippers, and desserts. Whenever John catches me snapping a picture of my breakfast he says "mom, does anyone even care what your bagel looks like?" and I proudly say "yes they do!" 

So anyway, I just want to say thanks for being here 

Stay cozy friends and have a wonderful day!  



  1. I will still be here as well I hope. I love chocolate, coffee, I Love Lucy, and aprons. I think that we are a lot alike.

  2. I so agree about how special blogs are and blogland in general. I was able to meet one of my blogland pals several years ago too. I email with others and send cards and stay in touch in various ways. One even lives in England and wants me to go visit there! I treasure the time here, and friends like you. I did a get to know random things about me post based on one Billie Jo did the other day if you want to check it out. I hope you have a very blessed day Danielle! xo

  3. Look at us!!! I miss that. And yes. This blogworld made us friends forever. And I am laughing out loud at John and the bagel comment! I can literally hear him saying that!!!

  4. once insta started getting big all of my blogging friends switched over. I still have a handful that still blog, thank goodness. Love the story of you two.

  5. Hi Danielle, It's been a very long time since I blogged. Life took a turn and I wasn't able to keep up at all. My husband John had a lot of health issues that eventually ended up taking his life. I'm navigating this new chapter of my life. I'm not sure how long I'll be at Snowball Hill. I'm making plans for my future and that may include moving. That would be a good place to start a new blog. I guess time will tell. Take care <3

  6. Blog friends are awesome. It's amazing how much we can care about those we've never even met. It's awesome that you and Billie Jo met and have become such good friends. That's what life is all about!

  7. That is wonderful that you got to meet Billie Jo in person.. I read her blog as well.
    I am constantly telling my husband anecdotes from my 'blog friends'.