Thursday, June 11, 2009

I did not expect :::: When I started blogging

What I didn't expect to happen

I did not expect to develop relationships with people

I did not expect to care about people I have never met

I did not expect to go through my day thinking on all of you

I did not expect this.

I did not expect to have you make me cry

I did not expect to empathize, sympathize, emphasize, and chastise (it rhymed!) with you all

I did not expect to have you become part of my life

I did not expect any of this.

I did not expect to laugh so hard

I did not expect to learn about your countries through your eyes

I did not expect to appreciate the beauty around me

I did not expect to blog in my head as I walk through my day

I did not expect these things.

I did not expect to reconnect with an old friend.

I did not expect you to become my friends.

I did not expect it, but I couldn't be happier.

Thanks for letting me "use" your pictures
I placed pictures randomly

Pictures link to each blog
I know I have left people/blogs out
But.....these are the blogs I read most regularly


julochka said...

i know exactly what you mean. i also didn't expect to find kindred spirits all over the world. frankly, i never expected anyone to find my blog and read me, i was just writing my way back to sanity. but isn't the blogosphere wonderful?

Adan said...

i love it!! I have been blogging in my head too!! Oh look there is my picture, I am happy to see it, and Oh look there is Tangobaby too!!

Isn't it awesome. I am working on a big big podcast that will include you, tangobaby, and another blogger friend of mine. All of you are named Julie, so I am working on a creative way to have all of you on at the same time!!

Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

Isn't it funny? How easily you can become attached and form friendships with people you've never even met?

It was like that with Jobthingy and I. We had been chatting through our blog and MSN Messenger for over a year. I finally decided that I was going to drive the 5 hours to meet her. I did and we're even closer now. I visit her every couple of months now.

~Thought's By Dena~/ JDs Gift Shack said...

it is awesome!!! two of my followers have been my "internet" friends one for over 5 years and one for over 10!!!! Ive met the one that Ive known for 10 and theres a meeting being planed for the one that Ive known for 5....its so wonderful when people toch your life!!!

Vicky said...

Oh what a great idea for a post :) I just discovered 2 of my faithfuls and myself all started blogging within weeks of each other. Then we found each other and an amazing friendship formed. What a great community of peeps you have!

tangobaby said...

What an incredibly lovely post. A true poem to blogging and why it's so special. I love this and am glad to be included in it.

Thank you!

Kacie said...

Awww... how sweet! And I'm not going to lie, I read your new blog posts first before anyone else's! It's my favorite! Always something new and refreshing here! Thanks for everything!

Mari Mansourian said...

I know just what you mean Jules, and thank you for sharing your world with us, I look forward to your posts every day :)

Seaside Girl said...

I bet you didn't expect you would be sending complete strangers a packet of graham crackers either.

Its a lovely post.

Unknown said...

I'm always blogging in my head too :)

thanks for all the comments you leave, I love reading your blog too!!

and I believe we were 'phone' friends before we ever met, as you first started and continued to believe its Tiffany and not me answering the phone :)

Deb said...

You continue to be an inspiration in soooo many ways. I count myself much richer for knowing and loving you dear friend. Yes, this blogshere is a strange and wonderful place. One I would not have entered had it not been for you. As a newby, I'm still figuring it out. But am glad to share our lives in this fun/creative way. And yes, you're the first thing I read each morning! xxoo

Vintage Inspired Jewelry said...

I've met so many wonderful people In blog land. I wouldn't trade It for the world. Take care..Kathi

McGillicutty said...

Lovely tribute to the bloggers out there, it is a wonderful connection and you truly express that connection in this post. Have a happy Friday. Ali.

Christian - Modobject@Home said...

Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful post! Blogging does that to a girl doesn't it?! But, that is what makes it a beautiful thing.

Sandra said...

Where have I been, I just now saw this. It deserves a great big awwww, this is so nice. A great post and so true. I have managed to make some friends that I really do consider friends. And you are one of them.
: ) And there is a chance I could meet you someday, we are in the same state after all.

Relyn Lawson said...

This is a beautiful tribute to blogging. I know just what you mean.