Why I like talking to strangers

Hello friends

This post is my celebration of blogging. I’m finding it authentic: it validates and it’s uplifting. Above all  it’s helping me to make connections, and through this, to find a sense of belonging.

In this audio

  • I explore the similarities between old-fashioned “Pen Friends,”  Facebook friends and blogging; and
  • Ask myself why I have chosen to tell you—a perfect stranger—some of my most intimate thoughts.


I’d love to know your thoughts on blogging:

What is your experience of blogging?
Has it been therapeutic?
What makes you share your innermost thoughts with strangers?



PS the photo is of my border collie Tikka on her first visit to the beach. Tikka died in May but today I seem to be talking about her in the present tense!