Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I spend weeks preparing.
I’m a nut for Christmas lights. I put tons of lights outside, and add pieces of yard decor. When darkness comes, I flip the switch, and the whole yard lights up. It’s beautiful.
I also love to wrap gifts, so I find pretty paper after Christmas in which I wrap gifts for the following year. I match the ribbons and bows to the paper, and add a personalized card to each gift.
I bake and share goodies with the neighbors, friends and family. There’s nothing more “homey” than the smell of freshly baked cookies and cakes.
Christmas music always gets me in the spirit. I love to play it when I decorate the tree. Many of our ornaments “tell a story”, and between reminiscing and listening to Christmas music, I am reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.
Unfortunately, with my overloaded schedule at this time of the year, it’s not always easy finding time to post to my blogs.
However, with this being the first Christmas I have a blog, I’m beginning to see some similarities.
Setting up a blog, and blogging, could be compared to decorating for the holidays.
First of all, you may spend weeks in preparation for a blog, as you would for the Christmas season.
You first think of your lights. Plugging them in, as your would, put a blog online. Your blog and lights shine brightly for all to see and admire.
Christmas music is beautiful to listen to, as are the comments you receive, are to read.
Cookies and candy are handmade, just as posts are written.
Similar to friends and family coming to visit for the holidays, we also invite those in blogosphere, to come and visit our blog.
We keep an eye on our holiday budget, just as we watch our stats.
Christmas cards get sent to friends, just as we post comments on the blogs of our cyberspace friends.
Presents get wrapped in pretty paper. Blogs are “dressed up” in their themes
As we add bows to presents, we add plugins, addons, and widgets to blogs.
As you begin to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, sit back and remember why you started blogging.
It’s time to celebrate!
With your blog, you are giving others, a “present” they can “unwrap”, one post at a time.