I was away all this weekend.
I was away at a conference, meeting, chatting with and having a ball with a whole host of other parents who spend a large proportion of their time blogging.
I had an absolute ball.
I met new friends, hugged old friends, gave a speech (eek) and got to stay out late and partaay.
Did I miss my kids? No not really. They were away camping with their dad having a whale of a time.
But, the brilliance of my weekend was sealed when I returned home to this sight in my back garden.
They’re the reason I blog. The reason I’ve stuck with this online malarkey all this time.
I blog so that they will one day be able to look back on the childhood they had, see what their mum thought about raising them, see how they evolved and grew and changed. See how much I love them.
At a conference where the emphasis was on improving your blog, being bigger and better, faster and sleeker I stand by what I said at my Blogger to Blogger session: I’m all about the inspiration, about honing your voice, marching to the beat of your own drum.
The Gallery is about inspiration. It’s about finding new ways to tell a story, use old photos, take new ones, look at them in different ways.
It’s about writing for you.
This weekend I had a ball and discovered that I love my blog just the way it is.
This post is for Week 64 of The Gallery: My Weekend
If you’re new and want to know what The Gallery is, go and read here, and then come right back and join in!
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Now go forth and show some big blog love. This virtual gallery of photographs is about enjoying each other’s work, so go make someone’s day.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with.