interest pays

I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite some time now. It was prompted by an article I read somewhere. I think it was on Hello Giggles but I’ve been searching for it, and can’t find it again. Maybe it was on someone’s blog, or another site…

Anyway, I think whoever wrote the article was writing about their parents’ divorce, and they were trying to shed some light on the real reason their relationship ended. The article then applied this to relationships in general, and the point was that a lot of relationships end not because people stop loving or caring about one another, but because they lose interest in the other person or the relationship. Continue reading

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One of the things that I really like about blogging, as compared to other forms of writing, is that I can basically just sit down at my computer, open WordPress, and just start typing about whatever the heck I want. There’s minimal planning required; all that’s needed is that little bit of inspiration – that little spark to get the words flowing – and a little bit of time for proofreading/editing at the end.

There was once a time when I thought that a love of reading was always associated with a love of writing, and vice versa. To me, the two seemed inseparable. But I have since met people who love to read, but are quite averse to writing; and people who love to write creatively, but would never choose reading as a past-time. It’s understandable, I suppose, but still baffles me a little bit.

Something else that I’ve come to like about blogging is that it’s a great way to find like-minded people. It can be something as simple as discovering someone with a similar taste in music/books/TV shows, etc. Most of all, however, it’s finding that there’s this whole community of people around the world that love to write. Certainly, it’s nothing new but it’s not something that I’ve really contemplated before – the enormity of the blogging community, that is.

This is the sort of thing that restores my faith in humanity. Ok, that’s probably a bit extreme… but it does make me feel better about the world to know that there are so many readers and writers out there. It makes me feel better in the same way that exchanging a polite smile and nod (and perhaps also a “good morning”) with a complete stranger for no apparent reason other than, perhaps, that it is a good day and you are both in good moods – it is in this same way that that makes me feel better about the world.