Authentic Compassion

Friday, March 28, 2008

Bloggity stuff

Who's a blogger and why do they open themselves up to the blogosphere? I started a blog because a friend who is in the mission field in Mexico had a blog. A friend who was going through a terminal illness had a blog. Much to my surprise, Google had a free deal (free is significant to me - being a good steward of our blessings is a biggie). A thought snuck up on me with unintended consequences dragging behind it. I could blog,if they could blog I could blog. We had a digital camera and a relatively high speed Internet connection - yep blogging I could do. A blog is more than a public record of events and thoughts. Even the most mediocre blog can introduce you to a world of people and ideas and a form of relationships.
Why blog? I live a modest life with no international significance whatsoever. I'm not a great writer, accomplished musician, high achieving athlete, interesting artist, famous cook or great beauty. All those disclaimers in place - I wanted to blog about the bliss of ordinary, the joy of monotony, the blessing of sameness . Putting our life into words and pictures (here comes one of the unintended consequences) showed me - I like my life, I'm blessed and a few people responded.
Updating you, my good reader, I'm going to redesign the blog and put in more links to other blogs. Linking is putting a live link (web address you can go to merely by clicking on the words) on my blog to encourage the 5 to 9 people a day who view my words to try a different blogger.
Whew - that was a lot of verbiage for telling you - look at the links and try them out - there are many clever, interesting and passionate people in the blogosphere. Also - watch for a new look - not sure how it will settle out but I'm thinking spring colors and more room (sounds like the design for our master bedroom - hoping to show you that project when we start).
What are we doing on Buhlaland? The best we can do, most days. Most days we work hard, occasionally we goof off with the animals, you just never know - DH on the tractor getting ready to mow and Snickers stuck in a tree. Yep that's Buhlaland.

11 comments:

Brandi said...

First, I love the new look. I am guessing the blooms are somewhere there in Buhlaland. Gorgeous!

Isn't it interesting all the different reasons people have started blogging? I started mine because my cousin did one and kind of dared me to. Now, I think I am addicted and have three personal blogs and one started for my Christian sisters in Wednesday Bible study.

I am so excited we have met through the blog-o-spere. It is always nice to make new friends.

Thanks for all the new links!

God Bless You.

Farm Chick Paula said...

LindaSue- I just want to say thanks for blogging and letting me in your world.... I love finding out how things are in your neck of the woods. Life isn't always exciting here on my farm either, but every day is a joy, isn't it?

Katie said...

You are right on. My blogging, which I think of as a journal mostly for me but also shared with like minded people, has confirmed that I like my life too. I'm new to reading your blog but will be coming back regularly.

DidiLyn said...

Meeting all the wonderful bloggity friends has been my top reason for blogging. Reading all about their lives and homes and faith....oh and goats. Gotta love the goats. :-)

Pam said...

Love the new look!

I first started blogging to have a way to keep in touch with family and friends. Then, it turned into an online scrapbook/diary/soapbox/place-to-make-friends-with-people-I-have-never-even-met. Blogging as had a huge impact on my life because of those who read and comment on my blog...like you!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I should have said, Brandi - that the blossoms are a wild plum tree blooming in our back pasture. Paula - yes I realized long ago that I adore a day where we don't even leave our place at all. Katie and Didilyn welcome and please do come back sometime - even go back and read some of the old posts - I visited your blogs and it is Such Fun we are all so different yet connected.Pam - I just plain love you girl - you have a faith and devotion to the Lord and your family I admire and treasure. So there - I'm not always answering comments but y'all were So nice today! Bloggity fun was had by all.

Linda said...

Love the pics of the little guy!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thanks Linda - Snickers has become an internet celeb - I post pictures of him on my step blog at Walker Tracker and get lots of questions about him. Just as well - my steps haven't been too impressive! Thank you again for stopping by.

grammyof13 said...

I have linked to your blog several weeks back via yesteryear embroidery, and always enjoy your laid back blog style. To say you are not a writer is very much an understatement. You are good! and kept my attention to the end. I could envy you girls and your farm life. I have to live on my memories of back when....

Keep up the good work and write on.

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

I just couldn't stop reading! I don't know why I started my blog -- except for all the same reasons you did! It just grows on you! I had no idea what to say in my first post -- sat for hours and thought that I had nothing to shout out to the whole world. But now? I love posting, reading others' blogs, making new friends, and just "being a part of the world!" And your Snickers????? WEll, that just made my day!

Cora

Sharan Marion said...

I was talking about updating or changing my blog and when you said you did the same...I had to check it out. It looks great! You are living in a beautiful place! I used to live in Waco, Texas when I was very little...very little, like in the 1st and 2nd grade...I remember it being very hot and out yard consisted of cracked hard dirt. Still, a nice place to live! Your blog looks great!
Sharan