One of the reasons I blog is to connect with interesting people around the world. I don’t expect to meet most of the bloggers I interact with, but I recently got to meet with Mike from Applecore.
Mike is one of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. He and his wife Florence call themselves The Six Monthers, because they’re working their way around the world by living in a new country every six months. Mike is also an excellent writer and shares tales of his journeys on his blog, Applecore.
It was fun to meet Mike and Florence in person, and I was excited when Mike told me he was considering a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Another reason I blog is to inspire others to consider going vegan, so it made me feel good to know that I’m making an impact.
Mike wrote a post about our recent get-together, and I wanted to share it.
My writing is mostly about travel and the uniqueness of our Six Monther lifestyle. As such, I gain much from those who have gone before us like Around the World with Steve and James and Terri Vance at Gallivance. I also enjoy blogs that are just plain fun like reocochran’sWitless Dating After Fifty.
Perhaps the most gratifying experience for a blogger is the acknowledgement that comes from knowing someone out there is actually reading. The interaction between reader and writer through comments feeds and nourishes a writer’s desire to know people actually care about one’s writing. This interaction is the greatest distinction between blogging and say writing a book, which is essentially a solo project. And many writers are also bloggers, like my friend Dawn at Tales from the Motherland.
I use words like feed and nourish because I am inexorably drawn to food blogs…
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