The Overwhelming Generosity of Bloggers

Through the blogging community I have made some amazing friends. I never expected a global virtual community to feel so close-knit, and yet this is how I have made some of the closest friends that I have! I think it is fascinating to talk to people from around the world and to experience their lives through their eyes, and it is one of the reasons why I love reading (not just writing) blogs.

While being part of the blogging community, I have been very lucky and won some very generous giveaways, but this week I was lucky enough to receive two prizes in the post, not from giveaways but from bloggers who wanted to thank the supporters of their blogs. I am an avid believer that you can’t get without giving, and I dedicate a lot of my time reading and commenting on other blogs, not out of the expectation that they will return the comment (although many do) but out of the belief that blogging is a community. I often strive to find new bloggers who have the same interests as me, and take the time to follow their blog and comment on their posts, because I know how much those first few statistics meant to me and how they motivated me to keep going. I also believe that I still have a lot to learn about blogging, and by reading other blogs, I can pick up a lot of tips and techniques that have helped me shape my blog. Half of the pleasure of blogging is being introduced to new blogs, new people and new ideas, and the advantage of blogging means that you have the opportunity to discuss these ideas with the writers…it’s not an opportunity to be wasted!

So I would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported my blog, whether it has been right from the beginning or if you are a more recent reader. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Angela and Azura Chan who sent me the following gifts:

Cute crafty goodies from Angela

Cute crafty goodies from Angela

An adorable bundle of goodies from Azura Chan

An adorable bundle of goodies from Azura Chan

Over the last year and a half while I have been blogging, I have been fortunate enough to ‘meet’ some fantastic people who are very supportive of the blogging community and very generous with advice, whom I would never have been able to succeed without! Inspired by these two lovely parcels, throughout 2014, I am going to be saying thank you to the people who have helped to make my blog what it is today! More details to come in the new year…


19 thoughts on “The Overwhelming Generosity of Bloggers

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      It really is! There are so many people from around the world that I have never met in person who would be prepared to offer me advice or send me some lovely gifts like this…it makes me proud to be part of such a caring community!

  1. joyyyous says:

    What a lovely post. At the moment all we hear about is people being nasty to each other, in small or large scale, from on twitter to on the news. It’s uplifting that caring and kind people do still take the time to support and encourage each other, even when they are strangers! I hope I find more time to blog and find and interact with other people and their blogs in the new year.

    • Hannah Ackroyd says:

      Aww I’m glad you agree! It is incredibly rewarding being part of the blogging community 🙂 Have you heard of Upworthy? They are a website that promotes good news that we otherwise wouldn’t hear about. You can find them via Google or Facebook…well worth a look!

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