To the Cool Person who Writes The Awesome New Blog I Just Discovered

I love the rambling path of the blogosphere. How I can follow a few clicks and find myself standing on completely foreign terrain.

I feel like I’m on adventure. I almost feel like I’ve hopped on a plane and landed in a distant land with all kinds of new things to discover.

I see that you are the creator of this blog I just found. I love the design. It’s so fresh. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

I love your photographs. They are vibrant and alive. They give me such an intimate peek into your life. The view is one I have never seen before but it’s familiar all at the same time.

Your words resonate with me. Crisp, smart, heartfelt. After reading what you have written, I look at my own life and I somehow feel better about it. A smile is on my face and I feel a rush of appreciation for my many blessings.

I clicked around your site and read your “About” page. Your journey has been so different than mine. You live in snow. Your kitchen has granite countertops. You seem so organized. You seem like a kind soul. You have many children. You stay at home. You seem at peace about it. You are what I could never be and I need to come back and read more from you.

Whew. You have a subscribe button that can easily be found. I click.

Should I add you to my Google homepage or my Google reader? Although the homepage is always tempting, I decide on directing you to my reader of course. That is where all of my faves live.

I hope you find some good company in my reader. Gems are there. Hidden and not so hidden. Words and feelings and stories….all hanging out side by side just waiting to be read. I’m not sure if you will like how long your links will stay bold in my reader.

You see, the sun is shining and the grass is green. And my little boy with his blonde tousled hair is calling for me with a sparkle in his blue eyes.

I have genuinely loved visiting you but it’s time to close the lid on this world for today.

I really honestly don’t know if I will ever see you again. But I hope you know I will remember our time together. No matter how brief.

And I hope you know my intentions were good.

24 Responses to “To the Cool Person who Writes The Awesome New Blog I Just Discovered”

  1. Heather of the EO says:

    I love this, friend. You nailed it.

  2. Erin says:

    This thought? These words? You? PERFECTION.

  3. angelynn says:

    This is so true. I'm constantly amazed at the discoveries that can be made by following links. I came here through a tweet by @HeatheroftheEO and I'm so glad I came. I have also found connections to people I may have never met before…connections that have changed my life. This was a beautiful post. Thank you.

  4. mames says:

    this is it exactly. and i love it and find it disconcerting in so many ways. and i really do love finding those clicks that take you to somewhere magical. great words. 🙂

  5. Lisa Page Rosenberg says:

    Absolutely.
    I love the adventure.

  6. Wendi says:

    What a lovely way to put it. Great post.

  7. Boy Crazy says:

    Huge smile over here.

    It's like people we meet on the bus or on vacation or in line for the portapotty at a phish show. we may never see them again, but they add just a little something to us that we carry with us on our way.

    Love it. (and you.)

    xo elizabeth

  8. Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub says:

    That is perfect, Lee. I feel the same thing on so many days… But I have to shut down the computer and walk back into my own life.

  9. Mary@Holy Mackerel says:

    Well written. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the blog world and let everything slide. I do it A LOT.

  10. simplicity says:

    I so get this. And love Elizabeth's comment too, like meeting someone we'll never again see but they've added to who we are! Love it!

  11. Cristin says:

    blogs passing in the night….

    Love this.

  12. Ann's Rants says:

    My favorite is the tying together of loving a blog and realizing there is a good chance you might never return.

    Every blogger should read this to understand how deeply NOT PERSONAL stats are for this very reason.

    kisses!

  13. elizabeth says:

    thanks – love this post
    i am not the only one who can get lost in blog world –
    it's an escape
    reading about lives so different then mine

  14. LceeL says:

    Exactly.

  15. Maggie, dammit says:

    I love you mama.

    xo

  16. Adventures In Babywearing says:

    I've been finding some awesome people lately, finding some really good reads. It amazes me! I know exactly what you mean, Lee. 🙂

    Steph

  17. Em says:

    The double-edged sword ain't it – so many WONDERFUL blogs/SO many wonderful blogs.

    Just so happy I found yours.

    Enjoy that sweet boy.

  18. Sarah says:

    I love this, Lee. And often think how fun it would be to peek into the Readers of some of my favorite bloggers to see what THEY are reading. There are so many of us out there. So many voices. So many words. And I'm happy to have found yours.

    Thanks.

  19. mama-face says:

    Ha. I was just looking at my google reader feeling ashamed at all the posts I'm behind on. Even moms without blogs. 🙁

    But turning back to real life is the important thing, right?

    Wonderful post as usual.

  20. Stephanie says:

    So true Lee! Thanks for sharing what so many of us feel. I wish there was more time in the day to read all the blogs I love…but I am oh so thankful the sun is shining and I have little ones to cuddle and love.

  21. la.stylistmom says:

    This is lovely, truly.

  22. moosh in indy. says:

    Isn't it fantastic and exhausting how much lovely is both behind our screens and outside our doors?

  23. Motherboard says:

    I found you today and felt the same way.

    Thank you.

  24. Ash says:

    And here I go shaking up some things 🙂

    Hope you're having a great week! Ash

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