Friday, 21 April 2006

A Thought

While I was walking along to work this morning, I had A Thought.

Many of you read lovely Alison at Brocante Home, who has just decided to have a little restorative break (miss you till you're back, sweetie!). I think a lot of us read each other, having found each other, as it were. Lovely Wendy has had her computer die, and equally lovely Kristy is not going to be blogging as much for a little while, while she does 'other things'.

And most of us have, at some stage, said that while we love the friendships we are developing online, sometimes, blogging can be a little demanding.

Now I have no intention of not blogging, I do love it, and I am so glad I have come so far into the year and am still blogging. But what I was wondering is this...

It may sound silly, but I do miss it when you, my favourite blogging girls are not around. Of course I understand you have lives and are busy, but I do love reading you! At the same time I do not want to think that anyone feels pressured to blog, blog, blog. So I started thinking about pen pals, but then, writing so many different letters will be just as much work, if not more than blogging.

This led me to think about this. What if, once a month, each of you sent to me a little something to share with everyone else. Perhaps a little open letter, just saying what you have been up to. Perhaps a recipe you have made, perhaps a photo of something, perhaps just a short ramble, anything. I was thinking it would be nice to have it on paper, so it would be more a step away from computers, and back into the world of correspondence, paper, pens and so on, but if the computer makes it easier, of course you could email me. I could make a copy of each thing I receive, and once a month send out a little bundle of loveliness to each of you. That way, we could all keep in touch without any pressure or hassle; and of course, if you didnt make it one month, I wouldn't throw you out!

Just as a musing, I know this has some rough edges, but what do you think? Maybe say that if you send me your things by the first Friday of the month, and I will send them out by the the second? Or any other date mutually agreeable?

Now this is an open invitation to all of you fabulous girls, many of whom I have met through Brocante Home, and Alisons list of links. Below is a list of you who I read regularly, so it is particularly open to you. But so many blogs I have stumbled on by serendipity, so if I have missed you, it is only by mistake! And also, many of you I do not have email addresses for. Please point anyone you think should be included who I have missed in the direction of this post- just leave me a comment if you are interested, and if enough people are interested, I shall post my email address, then we can get into adress swaps and so on. I am thinking I would like to keep numbers not exclusive, but manageable, if that makes sense?

Anyway, people I read....and apologies to those of you I have not found yet!

Oh, there are more of you, I am certain! I just cannot dredge the links from the top of my mind...more later...but do, do let me know!


BrocanteHome said...

Mimi, you know what I think thats a scrumptious idea. I'll be in touch soon, I promise ok Hon?

Mimi said...

Hello sweetie, I am glad you like the idea :) Take your time, but looknig forward to hearing from you as always, love Mimi xxx

VintagePretty said...

That's a really nice idea. I have penpals all around the world and love sending letters - there's really something about writing a letter, it's so much more personal. I'm up for it! If you want any help organising, drop me a comment :)

Leanne said...

I love this idea so much! I love handwritten letters more than any other form of communication (although these blogs are a close second...)! I would love to take part, if I could?

Cookie said...

Please count me in Mimi. Thank you for suggesting it. Hugsss

Mimi said...

Ohh, it is lovely to see people interested! I will email a few more people, then try and get organized! I hope this is the start of something lovely!

fairycakegirl said...

absolutely count me in too! I have heard from my laptop doc and I think the prognosis on my laptop is better that first thought, hopefully I'll be back online very soon!

Flossy said...

I've been away for a bit, but I sooo don't want to miss this! Please count me in too, Mimi - you can email me through my blog (which I am now back to).

Hugs xx