The past couple of weeks were rather rough. I’d found out my former boss had a stroke, and I’d broken down in tears at work. The political mess in the US left me feeling quite discontent. Then something happened to me yesterday that really upset me. I was going to write about a topic regarding my postgraduate programme, but the incident changed my mind. I chose to write about this because it’s quite memorable for me already, and it’s something I know I will remember when I’m older, hence the last-minute change of subject for this month’s Timeless Thoughts entry. Georgie and I co-host this monthly link-up, and I am hosting again for this month. If you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!
Yesterday, I found out that a certain blogger, who has a long history of copying and stealing from other bloggers, copied something of mine again. Key word: again. When the blogger had done it before, I’d settled the matter privately. Since then, I’ve observed this blogger continuing their modus operandi with other bloggers in our circle. I don’t want to go into too much detail about this blogger, but rather focus on something positive, something that just floored me. I admit to being super angry with this blogger, and I’d ranted about it on one of my social media accounts. The responses I received from my past and present blogger buddies were all supportive — they expressed their dismay and shock, and they commiserated with me. To be honest, their support and love were unexpected, and I was overwhelmed by our solidarity.
Since 2001, I’ve made and met many of my blogger buddies. The Internet allowed us to come together from all parts of the world, and it was a joy getting to know them through their entries. Behind the monitor and keyboard, we shared our lives, we vented together, we wrote about our hopes and dreams — from the big things to the little things, they allowed us to form a unique sort of bond. This very bond — the blogger bond — is something I’ve experienced in small dosage over the years, but yesterday’s event shown me just how strong the bond was in a larger way. Honestly, I didn’t realise just how many blogger friends I had until yesterday. Every single messages from my blogger buddies have touched me deeply.
I do not know when I’ll stop blogging. I do know that I will never forget the special bonds I’ve made with my other fellow personal bloggers. We’re some of the most supportive bunches in this corner of the web, and when a crisis or two hit us, we all come together and show our support. The blogger bond may or may not last, but yesterday’s event is one I will never forget. I feel so loved and am eternally grateful to every single one of you bloggers out there who came together to help me pull through yesterday. To conclude this post, I saw this quote yesterday, and it was so fitting for every single one of you.
“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” — Euripides
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤
What are your thoughts on blogger bonds? Did you go through difficult times and your blogger buddies were there for you? Share with me in the comments!
This concludes my post. Below are the rules, banner, and the widget for you to submit your entry; you will have two weeks to submit! I look forward to seeing all your posts, and I hope to see you all again next month at Georgie’s blog!
- Link back to this info page: https://aigoo.me/timeless-thoughts with a text or a banner link.
- If you aren’t able to participate during X month, it’s okay! Feel free to join when you can!
- Your entry can focus on one nostalgic topic or 10! It’s all up to you :)
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