The thing I love about blogging – both reading and writing them – is that you get the opportunity to share other people’s worlds, and their passions in life.
The obvious plus is that internet brings us closer to people from across the other side of the world in a way that you just couldn’t do when I was growing up. The whole penpal/snail mail thing, while wonderful, just doesn’t rate in comparison.
Something I didn’t quite anticipate when I embraced the blogosphere was feeling so passionate about other Aussies doing their thing in their little patch of the country. In hindsight – ‘well, duh!’ – Australia is a diverse country! What did I expect?
I don’t know exactly … what I do know is that even when I’m reading about someone’s life in another part of my own country that is so very different to my life (in regional, coastal suburbia!) I still get this ‘chuffed’ feeling – of a sort of Aussie pride.
So I’m really CHUFFED to introduce – and heck, yeah, to promote! – a new Aussie blog!
I’m doing the whole fanfare thing, because I’m also chuffed that Cheryl is a local cycling friend – and so she doesn’t live very far away from me at all – barely 20km as the crow flies. And she says that my blogging has inspired her! I’ll take any kudos I can get, frankly… But I also can’t wait to read and see more about her little slice of life that is so very different to mine. She calls a kangaroo her ‘daughter’ for heaven’s sakes! You can’t get more Aussie than that.
Her blog, as you’ll see though, promises to deliver a whole lot more than just furry marsupials! Cheryl is a very inspiring woman who has been through the mill, but come back out fighting! I also watched her throughout her cycling journey, and am so proud of what she achieved!
Anyway… choof on over and say g’day. (And then I’ll hit her up for a couple of coffees!)