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!






14 Comments Add yours

  1. codemanbc says:

    TIKKA is gorgeous. I will speak of her in the present tense. -MAGIC


  2. codemanbc says:

    Mmmm….I often ask myself if I am speaking for MAGIC or MAGIC is speaking for me. I guess it really doesn’t matter, does it?


  3. Liz says:

    Blogging is theraputic for me. Both the one I write now and one I used to write before, which was my deaf blog. I deleted my deaf blog though aftermany years writing, as I felt it was getting too negative for me. I wanted to get away from the deaf stuff. The positive side to that deaf blog though, it was theraputic and it helped all kinds of people. I still have friends from this blog too, near and far.
    My current blog, as you know, as well as it being theraputic for me, I have found much support too and also learning this blog is helping others. Although I could have some down days in the future and my blog could reflect this, I also aim to keep it positive too.

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    1. I find a lot of support and encouragement in your Blog and yes, I do find it’s positivity (is that a word?) comes through. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Laura Black says:

    I was really touched by this. It is a nice reminder of what is really special about blogging. I agree with everything you said, it is so validating and gives me a sense of belonging. A sense that there is some value in my suffering because it connects me with all of these wonderful strangers who bring light to my darker days. And your last point about us sharing who we really are – that’s totally right. In the ‘real’ world we are automatically judged according to what we do, what we have, how we appear. Meeting people via blogging strips all that away, so we are in essence exactly who we are. I am so glad to have connected with you Serena, and so many others here. x

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    1. So pleased to have met you and connected too Laura x


  5. dbest1ishere says:

    I have not been blogging long but I find it therapeutic. It’s nice to be able to connect with people even if it is through blogging. Right now that is about all I can do since people in real life scare me.

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    1. It certainly is therapeutic. Thanks for taking the time to read / listen to my post.


  6. You’ve said it there Patricia! My mother would be horrified at the thought of me “telling other people our business”!


    1. It is interesting that I was also 56 when my mother died 7 years ago. Only then did I begin to discover my real voice.

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      1. .. Soul Sisters xxxx

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        1. It is an interesting phase or period of growth that we share. I guess I’ve told you that before.


  7. Safety. Blogging allows a feeling of safety and to dip below the facade of who my mother trained me to be to learn who I really am and share who that is.


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