Thursday, 17 January 2013

Heart 2 Heart - Why Blog???

Welcome to my little corner of the world.  It's cold and dreary outdoors but there's hot cocoa and a warm welcome so step inside.  I love to have company and always enjoy a chat with dear friends!

But now why blog?  I was reading Betty's (Throughmybackdoor)  post this morning about why she blogs - you can read it here - and I know many of us who blog do so for exactly the same reasons as she does.

She then invited us to do a post about it too and I thought it was a good opportunity to share with you and encourage you all to keep on blogging!

I could sum up the blessing of blogging alliteratively,  ( I love alliteration!! must be the English literature teacher in me!)
  • FUN!!! It is great fun to share!
  • FRIENDSHIP! I've met so many great bloggers who are there to cheer me on!
  • FELLOWSHIP!! Bloggers  genuinely  care and pray for one another.
  • FAB IDEAS!  There are so many gifted crafters who are generous enough to share ideas.
It just seems to me that blogging is more personal and not so superficial as FB.  I have never had any inclination to join FB though I understand the benefits it can bring to a business - it's just not for me.
 The sense of community seems better in blogging circles so I hope you open a blog and share and keep reading and commenting.  If no one comments it's hard to know if anyone reads your blog.
Yes that makes it more time consuming but it's the personal touch that makes the difference.

Anyhoo , After that wee heart to heart, here are some of the hearts out for Valentine's Day~

Isn't this cool?  It's a small potato I found in the bag when preparing dinner!!!

 A heart cut out chair for a special doll all the way from Canada and a special blogging friend!
 Of course I heart family!
 A basket of homespun hearts...

 These two are still for sale BTW if you need hearts for Feb 14!
And please know that I do appreciate you stopping by and commenting.  That's why I do what I do!

Best wishes


  1. So fun to read why you blog.Lovely hearts by the way.Hugs,Jen

  2. I agree with you on the blogging.I stear clear of FB too.To cute the little Blessings!~Amy

  3. I agree w/you Christine! I tried Facebook last yr. for awhile and didn't like it, so got off of it.
    Love all your heart decor! I found two heart-shaped potatos in the same bag (like you)a few yrs. ago and it reminded me of God's love.

    Hearts to you!

  4. I agree with you so much, that is why I keep going even if I feel I nothing to say. I always try to encourage the next person, you never know how much they might just need a bit of a hug written esp. to them. I love your hearts!

  5. Enjoyed this post Christine and I agree with everything you said. You have a lot of neat hearts and I love your blog background by the way!

  6. Darling hearts. That is one very sweet tater:)

  7. I totally agree with your reasons to blog-that is why I don't want to give it up! Just wish I had more time though:)
    Great heart displays-still on Christmas here!lol!

  8. Hi Christine, no face book for me all the hearts, great, Francine.

  9. I blog for pretty much the same reasons you do. I have a facebook page but rarely use it and never could quite understand the thrill some people get from it.
    I love all your hearts especially the family

  10. I agree with you about blogging...I do a facebook keep up with family that is spread kids talked me into it! I love that YOU blog too...because I like reading your posts and getting to know you! Have a great day!!

  11. Well, Miss Cristine, we just love you to pieces and love your Blog.

    Prudence ♥

  12. It's true. Blogging has certainly enhanced my life. It's brought me into so many lives of wonderful people, like you.

  13. What a sweet post, my friend.. I so agree with your thoughts on blogging and Facebook..
    Your heart crafts are lovely and it was nice to see dear Cornelia.. smile..
    God bless dear heart...

  14. Enjoyed your post! I do agree about the differences between blogging and FB also. Love the adorable little potato!
    The Olde Willow

  15. Hi sweet friend! How awesome that you found that potato! I love it. I really really love all of your hearts. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing Christine!
    Be blessed,

  16. Good post, so true. Haha that potato!


  17. You didn't peel it did you? :)

  18. Ha, that potatoe is fun:) I bet you could sell that on kidding....!!! Potatoes are my favorite food. They have been since I was a child. Good thing I am from's famous for it's potatoes. You are a blogging friend that always puts a smile on my face. Thanks so much Christine for encouraging me to continue. If it weren't for friends like you I wouldn't be posting. Just flitting around visiting my friends and commenting. Have a blessed weekend. -Steph-

  19. Your basket of hearts is just the sweetest. I have a similar basket...I need to sew some hearts! And what you said about blogging is exactly how I feel. I've made so many friends and at any given time, I can jump on my blog and visit them! I am always inspired and uplifted! Your potato is so CUTE! Hugs!

  20. I have often thought about closing down my Blog since nobody comments anymore but then I have family from out of state that reads it so I shouldn't but it's sad that I get so excited about every new post only to see no one stopping by..I must set myself a posting schedule this year!

  21. See how blogging works? I found your blog and now have become a follower. I liked your post and your hearts are so neat. That potato! How much fun was it to discover that!

  22. Very nice post. I too have entertained the thought of no longer blogging but I am always brought back to reality when I see all of the sweet comments of encouragement left by my blogging friends. I have made some wonderful friends through this. I am glad to be following your blog now. I know I will enjoy your posts.
    Peggy Lee

  23. I just love this post, you are so right, we bloggers do care and pray for each other! I love the potato, so cute. May God Bless you, and us bloggers as we care and share! Hugs, Lynn

  24. Great reasons! Same here. :) I wasn't really into blogging until I found Prim lovers. Now I wish we all lived closer together. ;)

    Cute Valentines decor! I haven't put up any yet. And oh my gosh what a cute potato you found!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Grass-fed butter is made from cows who graze and eat from the pasture. The butter has lots of good nutrients in it. (Most of our commercial dairy in the U.S. is from cows fed junk and living in not nice facilities so the butter is cheap and not very good.) I don't know what dairy is like in your neck of the woods, hopefully not as bad as ours.

  25. All those wonderful hearts! Something I have very little of. Each year, I think I am going to make some heart designs so I have lots for Valentine decorating and it seldom happens. I will enjoy seeing yours.

  26. I completely agree with you about Facebook!! I will NEVER be on there, it's just not for ME. My sisters tease me that a blog is the same thing, but it really isn't.....blogging allows a deeper connection than Facebook. To my mind, blogging is like journaling or letter writing, and Facebook is like a Community Cork Board!
    Plus, I hate how people can "find" you on Facebook -- no thanks!!

    I LOVE and agree with all of your reasons to blog! And I think for me, the main reason I blog is FOR MYSELF....I love keeping a journal of my life online, and I enjoy going back in my posts to see what's different, if I followed a plan I made, to remember what I thought of something, etc! I don't have many followers, but the ones I do have I feel are my special friends who are joining me in my life-journey!! :-D

    I don't look for comments, really.....I like looking at "views", knowing that people are seeing what I'm posting, but even that's OK if I don't have many. It's the ebb and flow, and I'm not going to spoil my fun with blogging trying to get tons of people to notice me. A few special people is the best I could want, and I have that! YOU are one of those people, Christine!! :-) I love reading YOUR posts, and your comments on my blog too!

    Thanks for this thought-provoking post!!

  27. First, I love all of your crafts and decor!!!!!

    I do agree with what you wrote! And I am so glad that you have a blog! I am so thankful that you took a chance on my blog, dear friend! I never thought that blogging would create such a network of dear friends! Working with kids, adult fellowship is sometimes thin. And the unity in prayer of blogging friends is amazing. I agree with Lisa, although I do have a FB. I use it more to keep in contact with former students. But I second her idea of letter writing and journaling - both becoming lost arts! I love peeking into people's lives- and be invited to do so! So, dear friend, thank you for the wisdom, the grace, the love, and creativity that you share in your blog!

    Love and hugs!
    PS- A dewdrop of mercy potato!!!!!


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