Sure... some days we see an article or two about how to come up with ideas to write about. Some folks really "strain" to come up with blog post ideas... really wracking their brains.
Just a little bit ago, I wrote a post about "Friending." My first comment was from one of my blogging "friends"... Edward Bachman from down in Kingwood, Texas. (It's a lovely area, by the way... just on the northern edge of Houston.)
Although my post, again, was about "friending"... and what might be better... a mega-group of friends... or a smaller, more personal group. Here was Edward's comment, and my response.
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Edward said: There are a lot of different layers to an onion. In other words, what works for some may not work for others. But a "real friend" will always be a treasure compared to simply having a long list of names on a sheet of paper.
My response: Edward, of course, what works for some will not work for others... but right here, in your comment... just you mentioning the idea of onion layers... makes me want to rush down to a nearby restaurant called Cheddars... and order their Chicken Dijon for lunch. It comes smothered in dijon sauce, of course, but also with a huge layering of mushrooms... and when I request them... LOTS of "layers" of onions, too. Mmmm... I love onions !
So... my friend... LOL... thanks for the great suggestion. Bye, now. I'm going over to Cheddars... for some ONIONS. Yum !
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Ok... so what's the point here ? The point is... that what you write about does NOT have to be something that the rest of the world, or even the rest of Active Rain considers to be "world-changing." Active Rain is all about building relationships.
Sometimes just going with an idea that "bops" into your head... and writing about it on the spur of the moment... (like my sitting down right now and writing about it before I rush off to Cheddars... which I really am going to do)... can bring a certain "sharing" of yourself, or of myself, with those who either make it a point to read my blog posts... or with those who just happen to stumble upon that particular post... and read it. And... in that "sharing"... a new friendship "bond" could be born.
We are all unique, and in these days there seems to be so many who just "blend in"... and disappear... just being "yourself" can be a great thing.
Bye, bye now. Off to Cheddars !
NOTE: There are so many wonderful comments that have been made here on THIS post. One that especially attracted me was one made by Amy Hahn. She was ready to LEAVE Active Rain because of a nasty comment that someone made to her... about not writing ONLY about real estate. Please read all the comments... you'll like them.
And... the comments about Amy's experience... that sub-thread is in comments #'s 6, 15, 25, 32 and 35. When I read so many of these... my face smile so hard my cheeks started to hurt. Thanks so much, everyone !
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