Veronica, of Sleepless Nights fame, and her Mum, Kim, from Frog Ponds Rock, have decided to resurrect an older blogging custom called Sharing The Love.
This is done by once a month posting a link to a blog you like and telling everyone else why you like it.
My very first love linky goes to Kath Lockett, who writes over at
When I bought this computer back in 2007, a local writer, Samela Harris had a column in The Advertiser every Saturday called Net Adventures, in which she listed websites she'd found interesting and a little bit about each one. Through this column I found Kath. I'd never come across blogs before, didn't even know about them.
I typed in the address and a whole new world opened up for me.
From the very first post I read, Kath made me laugh, think, and occasionally cry. After reading for about a week, I figured out how to leave a comment, then how to link back to her archives, which I immediately did and read forward until I was all caught up. Kath writes about her family, husband Love Chunks, daughter Sapphire, herself and her parents, also her many friends. She also writes about her job, her hobbies, one of which is solving "mysteries" about her local suburb, and just life in general.
I wanted more. Other people left comments, maybe they had blogs too? How would I find them? I had no idea. One day, quite by accident my cursor was sitting on the name of a commenter and I realised it was a link to this other person. Light bulb moment!! I linked and read this new post I'd found, then went back to the comments section and in turn linked to all Kath's other commenters. I soon had favourites where I went through the archives and read every word they'd written. I felt like I was getting to know these people, when I left comments and was welcomed I felt I'd found friends.
I'd discovered the blogosphere, blogland, the world of blogging!
So many writers, so many stories, so many varied interests and styles. I loved them all.
In time I was inspired to start my own blog, I wasn't sure the effort would last long, I'm not a writer, but I wanted to try. I wanted to write things that other people would want to read.
I soon learned how to insert photos into my blog and this has helped me. When inspiration fails, I can put up a photo and write something about it.
So this is a thank you, first to Samela Harris, and second to Kath Lockett, who also has a second blog, Gone Chocco, where she writes about chocolate, good, bad, indifferent, whatever the chocolate, her reviews are funny.