Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Connecting The Dots

I installed that Link Within widget thingie on The Hedge earlier in the year & boy, has that baby provided me with some moments of introspection. Associated posts will pop up & I think 'I have no recollection at all of that post, did I write it?' So I take a peep & yep, other than a couple of posts by that rogue Guest Blogger Mr. MOTH, it was me signing off, no doubt about it.

However one edifying thing about revisiting these past posts is the Comments section. The names I see right from those earliest of posts are the names I see commenting on The Hedge's most recent posts. There is history now behind each of those names & I love it! Beautiful loyal people who's comments over the years have caused lots of laughter, much nodding of head & the occasional tearing over of eyes. I feel a connectedness that I won't have dreamt possible. After all, we didn't go to school together, survive the rigours of nursing training, we haven't worked at the same Company over the years, didn't go to the same Playgroup with our babies, our kids didn't attend the same schools, we mostly don't live in the same state or even the same country. So what is it that makes me feel so joined at the hip to you all?

It's that sometime, all of us bravely (well, I think so!) clicked the Create New Blog button & decided that we had something we wanted to say & we have. Would I do it all again - you bet I would! If I'd hesitated & thought this wasn't the medium for me, I would have missed the opportunity to connect with the most interesting, stimulating, bright, funny, brave, inspirational, clever, provocative, talented group of people. So from me to you, thank you for your continued loyalty & contributions to my life behind The Hedge, you have added a brilliant, shiny facet to my life that I promise to keep polished for a long time to come.



  1. Millie, I really liked your post. I don't have a blog but I really love visiting and posting on a few, some I just never post but love their stories. You're so right on how many of us dont even live in the same countries but really enjoy each others stories and passions and adventures. I've found the women of the blog world to be so generous with their time,ideas and willingness to help one another. Millie , I thank you for your time you share with us. Julie in Holland :)

  2. What a delightful post, Millie. I am so thrilled to have 'found' you this week - already my life is brightened by becoming a Hedgie! Now you've got me thinking about names for followers of Planet Baby - Planetarians, maybe?! J x

  3. Millie I had the same thoughts, not as beautifully put but all the same I love rereading old posts and it's the comments that get me particularly when you read them all together instead of individually. If you want to see what I did it was the post titled blog avenues 23/09/10. xx Julienne

  4. Just noticed you already did and now I know you took that avenue I am so glad you enjoyed it like I did!!!!!

  5. beautifully put, millie. i feel that connectedness also. i find my conversations peppered with "my friend from australia", or "my friend from new york", and i'm referring to people i've never met! ah, the beauty of the internet. i am truly thankful for the people it's brought into my lives, not only friends, but a husband! thank you for continuing to write your posts, millie. they always bring a smile to my day.

  6. I am so glad I found you. My friendship with you has made me feel like our great big world is just a small bouncy ball. Thank you for being in it. Love, Heidi

  7. Hi Millie...well said!!! I wonder how many of us feel the same way...I still remember when I pushed that little Create Blog button after surgery and wondering what on earth am I going to say!!! I feel so grateful to the Blogging World...Dzintra♥x

  8. A great big DITTO Millie.
    I love the way you communicate. Your personality really comes through in your writing.
    Hope your week is going well.

  9. Well said, Millie. I'm awfully glad you clicked that button, it's always such a pleasure to visit you here.

  10. .......... as you have added to mine too Mill's. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many, many, laughs that you and, it has to be said, MOTH, have given me, as well as the great recipes and insights into your family and home life.
    Thanks Mill's for the brilliant posts and I look forward to reading many, many more. XXXX

  11. Millie,

    Yours is one of the first blogs I visit and I wouldn't have it any other way. I always enjoy your posts and there is much laughter, shaking of the head on this end too. Blogland wouldn't be the same without you Millie and I wish I could write half as well as you. I think I need to get my act together and start my own blog....you are one of the first people to mention this too me and I haven't forgotten! You may regret it when I start asking techno questions!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow.
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  12. Oh Millie so perfectly said - you were the one that pushed me to have a go and I couldn't imagine my life now without the old blog! Might be getting a little more sleep but ahh who needs that when there is all this out there! Thanks for all your encouragement and constant comments over at my place!! Big hugs Leanne xx

  13. Well said Millie...Like you, I love seeing the familiar names and as you said...those names are now familiar friends, that is the best thing about blogging....xv

  14. Beautifully put Millie. Your comment on the double denim cracked me up by the way - very Kath & Kel....



And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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