November 3, 2014

DEAR FRIEND.


Dear reader friend, 

I've written a letter to you before, but I know it's been awhile since then. It's funny, because whenever I open up a new post, I think about you. I wonder how you're doing, if you'll find and read this post, and if you still come visit my blog.

I wonder if you have a blog yourself. If you think about blogging as much as I do (do you?), and if you are still chugging along. I wonder if you've made friends in this blogging community and if my blog is welcoming and inviting.

Blogging is a funny thing. We say we blog for ourselves, but deep down, we all blog for the readers out there, too. Some bloggers may write for the numbers that readers provide, but I hope and pray that I'm blogging for the people behind each screen. Those people being you.

I'm an introvert so I never imagined that I would share my life, share my innermost thoughts online. I mean, this is the worldwide web. Where anyone could read this. But sometimes you just have to put those thoughts aside and share your heart. Because while I need privacy, I need friendships even more. I know for a fact that if I hadn't started sharing my life with you, I wouldn't be the person that I am today.

So here's where I thank you. A time where I thank each and every one of you for stopping by. For sticking around and bearing through all of my crazy blog changes and designs. For reading my rambles, for relating to my pain, for celebrating my victories. It's been a great journey and I'm excited to continue it for many, many, MANY posts to come.

Much love,
Kiki

35 comments

  1. As one of your long time readers, I am glad to hear how much we all mean to you :)

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  2. Dear Kiki,


    I became a reader this year (it seems like we've known each other MUCH longer) and I stop by your blog just about every day. I love the pictures that you take, the graphics you design, and the words you write. I think it's mostly the words that kept me coming back in the beginning. The words were how I got to know you and now I come back day after day because I know it's where I'll find YOU. :)


    Thanks for putting the time in. Thanks for hanging out here. Thanks for being YOU!


    A Reader You'll Never Be Able to Get Rid Of~
    Victoria

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  3. I love your blog, and I love your heart for the people who read it :-)

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  4. OH MY GOSH. How about we just have the same exact thought on the same day! Get out of my head.

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  5. This post is so sweet Kiki, and so full of truth! I love it! And this quote:
    "Because while I need privacy, I need friendships even more"

    Oh my gosh, so true.


    Thanks for being a creative, kind, and encouraging space!

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  6. ☺️ Awww! Thanks, Amanda!

    ~ Victoria

    www.myjourneyforhim.blogspot.com

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  7. You are too sweet, Kiki! And I think that the people who stumbled upon your blog, (including myself) and especially those who know you in real life, are super lucky to know someone who is so genuinely kind.

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  8. Your space is always a breath of fresh air and always provides some much needed encouragement. Happy to be a reader and a friend. :)

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  9. This just shows your sweet heart. A wonderful post.

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  10. Hi Kiki,


    This is a very nice post. I remember finding your blog few years back and I was hooked. I love the fact that I can relate to most of the things that you write and I have always loved the photos that you take.


    Thank you for the lovely letter. I am so glad to know that you will be around for many many posts!


    Love,
    Leila

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  11. Thanks for sticking with me, Leelee! It means SO much to me to have a friend out in the blog world who is so supportive, encouraging, and such a great listening ear! :)

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  12. Girl, I'm pretty sure YOU are the sweetest. Your comments and snail mail ALWAYS make my day!

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  13. Dear Victoria,


    I, too, feel like I've known you forever! You actually remind me of some old neighbor friends of mine and so it makes me feel like I've known you for that long. It's crazy that we've never met and yet know so much about each other and get along so well, too.


    Thank YOU for being so honest, so kind, and so thoughtful. Your words are AMAZINGLY wise and I'm so grateful to call you a friend!

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  14. Aw, thanks Jayda! That means SO much to me. I love my readers and couldn't imagine life without them (you included!). :)

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  15. CRAZYYYYY. We must be blogging twins or something. Either that, or something is in the blogging water... :)

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  16. Isn't it crazy true? I realize that I could hide all of my struggles and fears and just push them down farther so people couldn't see them OR I could share them and not only heal from writing my words out but also from sharing and being encouraged and supported by others. I definitely choose the latter of the two! :)


    Thanks for being such an encouraging, sweet, and wise friend to me!!

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  17. Thanks, Laura! Know that I really and truly do appreciate you!!

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  18. Thanks, friend! I feel like a thank you note has been LONG overdue, especially for amazing blog friends like you! :)

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  19. Kelly, that comment was sooooo sweet and it really made me smile. :) I try to come across as real as possible and it means so much to me that you feel kindness from your screen. Thank you so much for reading and bearing with me!!! :)

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  20. Girl, thank you soooo much for being such a great friend to me. Your encouragement and just words of love mean so much!

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  21. Aw, thanks Jess! I feel like you have always been a sister to me and a friend who not only gets what I go through, but is honest enough to share her thoughts and experiences with me, too. Thank YOU for being a friend and reader!

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  22. Thanks, Ladonna! That means A LOT to hear. :)

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  23. HUGS to you, too, friend. HUGS. And someday those hugs will be real ones and not just three/four letter words. :)

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  24. Hi Leila! You have been such a great and loyal reader! I remember that we "met" a few years back (when I was blogging under Paint Chip Madness, right?). :) Thank you for reading and for sticking around!!

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  25. Oh girl, you're welcome! :)
    And- what you just say totally reminded me of the American Blogger!
    SOMEDAY- we will sit down and watch that together!

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  26. YESSSS! That is on out to-do list when I come visit you (because Alaska is sooo pretty and I've always wanted to visit!). :)

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