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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thank You: Ode to the Blogosphere.

As much as I still love the old pen-and-ink, I have to express my utmost gratitude to the blogosphere. It's given me a forum for writing the good, the bad, and the ugly; the mundane and the manic; the important and the insignificant.

But beyond that, it has given me a place to meet with you - yes, you. It's what brought the Smartinis together - don't forget that I am the only one who has the honor of knowing all of the Smartinis in real life. Others have e-relationships that started in the comment section of various blogs linked to the right. And there are others in the blogosphere for whom I have the same connection: the illustrious and indomitable Mendacious and the enigmatic and insightful Kurt. It's given me a way to reconnect to people I actually do know and love - Tempe and Megan - and given me a way to stay connected to those with whom I never really lost touch but now feel like I can "talk to" on a daily basis.

The blogosphere, though seemingly just a cold, vague circuitry void, is actually like a great big cyber hug. I love coming here - to the Bar or the Jungle or the (Mis)Adventures - and finding out what's going on out there. I love blogging my little heart out and knowing that the comments section is going to lift me up and carry me through - whether with wit or sympathy.

So thank you for your heart, blogosphere. Some may think you're the Tin Man, but I know better. Here's to the love.

3 tips left at the bar:

penelope said...


Andi said...


Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

Megan said...

Mwah! Right back at ya, Ashley!