My Thoughts about Blogging.

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to leave your enthusiastic comments about Janvier the bear and on my last post of 2010- you surely know how to make this girl feel happy!:) 
Here and there around Blogland, I often find posts about blogging.
I thought I might offer too my own thoughts to you. This article has brought me many blessings and deep joy.  I want to publicly thank dearly all the people (often complete strangers and non- bloggers) who took the time to drop me a note about it. And my gratitude goes once again to the Managing Editor, for giving me the wonderful opportunity to spill my heart out this way. When I was asked to be part of this magazine I couldn't imagine this would have had such a positively amazing impact on both my creative and private life! 
I know many of my readers weren't able to put their hands on that yummy issue and read my article... so here it is for all of you to enjoy!

Monica x.


  1. Blogland is an amazing place to be a part of, full of so many caring and sharing people.

  2. Love your article and your honesty. I think we all go through the stage in blogging where you question yourself. There is always the comparison thing and the number of followers that nags at the back of your mind. Thank you for helping clarify for me why I blog and remembering that I should blog from my heart. It so easy to feel overwhelmed and lacking by everyone's talent, accomplishments, number of followers, etc. But all I have to do is "be myself". Thank you again Monica. I didn't realize you live in Italy. A new friend overseas!

  3. Monica, you are so talented and your blog is beautiful. I am so happy to share in your creativity and your friendship.
    Wonderful article.

  4. That article was wonderful Monica. Your pictures are beautiful as always and I loved reading your thoughts on blogging. I think many of us feel the same way. You must feel so proud to have that published. I'm very happy for you.
    Hugs, Sue

  5. Many times I have pondered exiting blogland, but articles such as yours remind me why I came here in the first place! xo

  6. So swell written and photographed.
    I agree with meet real friends in blogland too:)

    You have a beautiful blog Monica.. you are so talented.I am very happy to have found it!

  7. I found you through this article. Loved your thoughts and your style! I just pulled it out to reread again : ).

  8. Thanks for sharing. A beautiful post!

  9. How wonderful....I haven't had a chance to pick up this issue....
    You are an inspiration to all bloggers!!!! You should be featured in all of their magazines! You have so much talent in all aspects of creating!!!
    I am so proud of you and so happy to have met you through blogging!!!!

  10. The pictures they posted were just beautiful and the you comes through in each one.
    So many bloggers and so many reasons to blog, but I think that in the end, we all end up blogging from the heart. I don't see how we could help it. Thank you for posting, I am going to look for this issue, Char

  11. Great article
    I don't remember how I came across your blog, but glad I did. You are a very talented lady.
    Happy New Year.

  12. Monica my friend, thank you so much for sharing your article on your blog. I was one who did not see this wonderful article in print, and I am so happy to have been able to read it. So much of your story could have been written by me! I too, felt a little disconnected with the rest of world, and it wasn't until I found Blogland, that I realized there was a whole world out there filled with women just like me!! I have also found a new career as a result of my blog, and the friends I have made here are more valuable than gold. Thank you again for publishing such a beautiful on line journal. It brings me a smile every time I come and visit.
    Have an absolutely joyful 2011!!!!

  13. Oh I have so many thoughts, where to start? First and foremost, your blog fills me with beauty and happiness each and every time I visit. Your photography skills blow my mind. I swoon.

    I do hope you feel the same as you write down and share your bits of bliss.

    For truly that is what matters.

    Numbers and comments are truly a double edged sword. No one is more shocked than myself to see DTA's numbers and comments growing. But I now spend the better part of my allowed blogging time responding to the emails and comments because I feel it is the polite thing to do. (Yes, I have seen your blogging without obligation button.) But I still feel like I must respond. Sadly, this leaves me very little time to peruse and comment on the blogs I truly cherish. So I quickly scan and rarely leave a comment. Ahem. Throat clearing.

    I have decided that in 2011 I will be writing about things I cherish. I know I will lose readers perhaps on my new Wednesday posts.
    It's ok. Because the bottom line is I am writing for me.

    You are talented, amazing and inspirational. It is my selfish hope that you will always write even if I don't always have the time to say "Thank you".

  14. Congratulations,

  15. Hi Monica, a wonderful article and beautiful images. When my cousin "forced" me to start a blog, she told me to give it 30 days because I didn't think I would like it so much. Now, a year and a half later, I am so grateful for the true connections I have made with lovely ladies all over the world. It's the honesty, sincerity and creativity that draw me to certain blogs/bloggers. I will never have a blog that looks professional. My photos will never be magazine worthy. That's just not me and I don't compare myself to others. It is the friendships that are so meaningful. Wishing you abundant blessings. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Best wishes, Tammy

  16. Oh, sweetpea, I think you've said what's in the hearts of most of us bloggers. I do blogging for ME and the joy I get from photographing items, etc. for each post, writing, and putting my heart and thoughts to paper (or should I say monitor here). ;-) I doubt I'll ever be published for that's not as important to me as just being ME and making people think, smile or even giggle at my life. I need this for therapy and it's much cheaper than a psychiatrist and soooo much more fun.

  17. O Monica...this is so nice !! you in this magazine !!! thanks for sharing......i never heard about this magazine.......lovely evening....warm hugs from me Ria....xxxxxx....xxxxx....

  18. I'm just so proud of you, Monica! And the article is wonderful. You rock!

    New Year's blessings to you...


    Sheila :-)

  19. I first found your blog when reading this magazine... beautiful photos. Happy New Year x

  20. Merci ,belle année a toi aussi.
    Bravo pour cet article!
    J' aime beaucoup ce magazine bien que je ne le trouve pas en france.



  21. Monica,

    I loved the article! I think we have all had the same struggles to find our place in the blogging world, thinking about pressing the delete button, or being anxious over comments and numbers. I think blogging bliss only happens when you let those things go and blog first and foremost for yourself. Like you, I have made some amazing friendships and had opportunities open up to me that I never would have had if I did not have a blog. I hope you will continue to share the beauty of your heart and life as long as feel led to. I truly enjoy your blog. Thank you for spilling your heart and letting us know that we are not alone in the very same thoughts and feelings. Many blessings on your continued journey sweet friend!

  22. Blogging is the most awesome thing for me because of people like you! I'm proud to have you :)!!!
    And Janvier (he is so adorable!!!!) and we can't forget KIMMIE! Whom I haven't seen in she behaving? Is she excited about being an english girl?

  23. I admire your work and blogging. I am a "newbie" however, for me, it's not a numbers's writing about what I love and my personal expressions.

    Thank you for your inspirations.

  24. Monica,
    it is true! Blogging is an amazing thing. So many friendships are born, inspirations and support. Congratulations on the publication. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  25. Monica, First, I really enjoy visiting your blog. Visually, it is beautiful. Second, thank you so much for pouring out your heart in the article. It was reassuring to know others are out there with the same thoughts as myself. You are right about the wonderful friends we develop along our way. I am just starting the journey and discovered a whole new world. Your friend, Valerie

  26. I agree, Blogland and the community that resides here is much more than I ever anticipated it would be and it has exceeded all of my expectations... and I was fortunate enough to acquire this issue and loved your input and beautiful photos.

    Happy New Year... Dawn... The Bohemian

  27. It was a beautiful, heartfelt article. You are one talented lady!

  28. Monica, I am so glad I popped over. Thank you so much for sharing it here with us. I am a huge Monica fan know that...I wish you all the best for 2011. hugs.

  29. This is a wonderful article on your great talent, gorgeous creativity and photos!


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