Here I have just started in the world of social blogging. I love all the Mom's and women who are writing up a storm and have such a beautiful way of expressing themselves and giving us, as women, such a universal and powerful voice. The way companies market their products will be changed forever. Why pay a PR firm, when a company can get the news out better and faster via "word of mouth" advertising in the form of reviews and giveaways? Awesome! I think some of us (c'est moi) just do it because it's fun and addictive.
Well, one of the foremost blog sisters out there, Karissa, of PrissyGreen, took her life very unexpectedly this past weekend. It has really shaken the blogosphere to the core. I can see why. She was the very epitome of success in this genre. Her site was going great and growing by leaps and bounds. She did much to progress this type of blogging. I personally never even visited her site, but there sure were a lot that did and were dedicated followers. She was just 31 years old, beautiful, in a loving relationship, had a loving family and had everything ahead of her. But apparently not everything--at least to her. It's just so sad. It raises several painful questions: 1) Can you ever be sure of someone else's inner state of mind? 2) What is true happiness? Is there such a thing? 3) Is blogging an addiction? If so, I could be in trouble. I'm really not trying to be facetious here. I'm taking this as a word of warning to myself. I need to get out more, no matter how much I have decided that blogging is my new love.
If there is anyone out there reading this humble post, please know that I also am deeply saddened and sobered by the passing of Karissa. I've read through many of the tributes to her and was particularly touched by this one. (No longer available)