Sunday, December 30, 2012

Why We Blog


A few weeks ago Miss Gemini (Ping's sweetie) had a very good
post about what  inspires her to blog. It was a thoughtful posting and I encourage
you to read it if you haven't already.
***
We started off blogging simply as a way to keep some recorded journal of
our daily (or as close to daily as I could come) life.
But, as time has gone on we've seen it become more.
Although, my primary reason is still the same.
I want a record.
I love to take photographs, and all 5 cats are perfect models for me.
***
I don't think a lot of cat bloggers or perhaps bloggers who are new
realize, just as I didn't when I first began, that there is more
to discover as you grow into your blog and into your
friendships.
***
Now I understand there are losses that need to be gently accepted.
It's hard.
For myself, I find I lose a little of my own beloved kitties each time
we have to say farewell. You realize their own fragile life span.
It does make you appreciate them quite a bit more.
Because you just never know.
The little furry love of my life is now 13 and I know her days are shorter
rather than longer and I hold her a bit closer knowing that.
***
But there are other discoveries too.
Some very good, and some not so good.
We all go through them.
Perhaps not feeling accepted or maybe acknowledged.
For me, that's OK.
I was always the rather quiet one who sat back.
Never popular or unpopular.
Just there.
***
Our little blog is the same.
That's OK.
It's for them and me.
It's our memory.
And I will always be grateful to be able to look back.
***
The constraints on my time may ebb and flow,
and I may not be able to get to visit as often as I like,
but I will always try.
I still enjoy the journey and I hope you do as well.
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33 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Smoochies to our handsome Ping who we will always think of and visit first--Miss Gemini

(and perhaps you did not notice that Mama put me on Monday's post last week rather than Tuesdays. I think it is cause I stuck my little tongue out at her, although it is hard to see in that tiny photo!)

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a wonderful post. I always love visiting your blog. You have the most beautiful pictures. I wish you could teach me how to use my camera so I could capture Truffle and Brulee's true beauty.

Live each day with your furbabies to it fullest. They are only with us for so long on this earth. May 2013 be a wonderful year for you.

Mom Paula

Prancer Pie said...

What a beautiful post. We were drawn to your blog by your lovely pics. We too, know the fragility of each life and never take it for granted. Purrs, headbumpies, and nose kissies from all of us at Prancer Pie.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Very well written post. We love the pictures of your furbabies on this blog. :)
We hope 2013 will be a good year for all of us.

The Chair Speaks said...

We love and enjoy looking at all the lovely photos posted. We purr for many more photos to come. Happy New Year!

Sparkle said...

I get the feeling that your kitties are more cooperative than we are because the photos you get of them are not only beautiful, they seem to have an ease about them... something that photo shoots here generally do NOT have! I appreciate your blog exactly for what it is, and I am glad you are here.

Simba said...

We enjoy your blog, the pictures, the quotations. We are glad you will keep doing it. Happy New Year!

Stacy Hurt said...

Lovely post. We always enjoy deeming your cats through your lens. It says a lot about you and all us cat lovers can see the love you have. Thank you for sharing

Xoxo
Ms Stella O Houligan

Stacy Hurt said...

Seeing. Not deeming.

Mr Puddy said...

Thank you to share this post with us. Me and Mom feel the same way...we think cat blog is something real ! And more close to our heart : )
Mom used to do many blogs before start my blog. But finally, she chose to do only cat blog. Because here is life, it's friendship. And we learn, laugh, and cry together.
Mom didn't help me do blog much this year because she was drained by physical work. In these day, after work she just dropped on the couch and have nap with me before having dinner. But we don't mean to quit blogging. O.K., let's say the truth ! Mom mom is getting old !!!! But now she got holiday, so she can back to help me blogging : )
Xoxo

Hannah and Lucy said...

We enjoyed your post today on why you blog - there have been many cats here before us but Mum found the Cat Blogosphere when her last "before us"
cat was getting very frail (she was about 19 when she passed) and decided she would like to start a blog with her new cat(s) - so that is her reason too.
We wish you a Happy 2013.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

We enjoy your photographs...the mom wishes she could take ones as nice as yours.

Today we are celebrating 5 years of blogging...we never thought we'd be blogging for so long, but like you, we started this as a way to document our lives...but the furiendships we have made are priceless.

laurence said...

J'aime lire ce long message, et c'est un grand plaisir de visiter votre blog, chaque message, chaque photo. de connaitre la vie de Abby.
Je suis contente de vous connaitre grâce à ce blog.
Bises de Laurence, et ronrons d'Opale et Sonye

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a touching post. We really love the photography on your blog, and you are absolutely right that the sense of fellowship in the blogosphere is what has kept us at it.

Brian said...

You do such a wonderful job with your blog and every time we stop by we smile in our hearts!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

well said! We agree - our blogs are wonderful ways to preserve those precious memories of our beloved kitties. And each loss reminds us to cherish what we have.

Purrs,
Maxwell, Allie & Faraday

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I for one happen to love your blog. I also may not visit occasionally when things get busy, but we do not forget you! Hugs!

Random Felines said...

what a wonderful post....we love your pictures and preserving memories is how mom got started too

Katnip Lounge said...

Perfectly said.

Madi and Mom said...

Excellent post!
Mom and I always thoroughly enjoy each of your post and your photos are beautiful. You capture your cat's in their beautiful eyes.
Hugs madi and mom

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Every cat blogger has different slant but we all love our cats. Thanks for reminding us these posts are living tributes to our feline friends.

Katie and Glogirly said...

This is such a beautiful post. It's important to take the time to reflect on why we blog and the joys and friendships that have grown out of it. Thank you for reminding us. Like you, we struggle with time...it's all a balancing act. It's just so nice to know there's such a warm community of kitties and humans out there for us.

Happy New Year dear friends!
XO

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

first of all you ARE "popular", second...to me...it is the substance of a person that is more important and you certainly are loaded with substance and class.....nothing hokey or gimmicky......just real.....YOU and we thank you!
xoxoxo

Meg & Quill said...

We love your blog. Your photos are always lovely and your words are lovely too. We are so glad we met you! Purrs to you friend!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, we're glad you blog. We enjoy your posts.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT here: I understand the reasons for bIogging. I started for the same reason. A diary, a daiIy record. Better than the Word doc I used to keep before I found the Iog of Max, The Psychokitty 8 years ago.

And when I saw a button on some bIog that said "CIick Here For Free BIog", I did.

The cats and I have never regretted it. We Iove doing this. We have aII met SO MANY friends.

Mariodacatsmom said...

We love your blog dear friend and hope you continue with it just as it is. It's a great path you have taken, and I for one, enjoy walking that path with you. So happy we are friends.

meowmeowmans said...

Such a wonderful post on why you blog, dear friends. We love your blog because it reflects your life and who you are. Thank you for being you, and for sharing your lives with us.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

That was a very nice post! And let me add that here, en la casa de Texas, we enjoy very much reading your journal and watch at your beautiful (really really beautiful) pictures.
So, THANK YOU!

Happy New Year!

Purrs

~*Connie*~ said...

wonderful post, thank you for sharing.

CATachresis said...

Brilliantly said! You always have such wonderful pictures too. Happy New Year!! :)

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Cory said...

Beautiful post. We too started blogging to document our lives, have a place to post photos...and then we met so many wonderful furriends.

We don't always have time to comment, but do our best and we know our furriends do the same.

purrs,

Cory and family