Yay for blogs

We’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it again that one of the best ways to cheer yourself up is to help somebody else. Often times though, we really have no idea of the impact we may have had or didn’t have. We may never find out either.

I mentioned in my last post that it felt like this was going to be a very long night. Well, it has been. For a bunch of reasons I don’t feel like going into on here, I was feeling a bit down. Anytime I’m feeling down I have a tendency to over evaluate (I blame it on growing up without brothers) where I am in life. Tonight’s main thought seemed to be “Am I really doing any good?” Of course, evaluating where you are in life can be a positive thing, but if you’re over evaulating and worrying too much about something you’re not going to get anything done.

Some of the most rewarding moments in life are those moments when you find you helped, inspired, or cheered somebody else up. Even if it really wasn’t that big of a deal, it does make you feel better.

So anyway, Renee over at Down the Avenue just posted To The Dance & The Blogosphere in response to my response to her post Swingin’ Again. I had no idea my response would inspire her, but I must say it has cheered me up significantly.

I love the blogosphere and the amazing opportunities that it provides to make new friends from all over the world. Not that we didn’t know before, but the blog’s reach is definitely not limited to corporate blogging, web standards evangelism, and other geek related things… although that’s what blogs get news coverage for. I believe one of the biggest reasons blogs have caught on like they have is because they are so personal (how could a site called “Big Pink Cookie” not be personal?). I read that recently and wish I could remember where it was. Oh well. Yay for blogs and the blogosphere.

P.S. Believe by Josh Groban from the Polar Express sountrack is a good song.

Swing Dance, Dance, The Internets, Happiness