Thursday, August 02, 2007


Happy August everyone! According to the website "Daily Holidays of 2007", today is the anniversary of the World Wide Web.

Blog Prompt: Tell how the internet has made an impact on your life.

Well where do you start on this topic. I have to say I really can't imagine what my life would be like today without the www. My house might be cleaner, my hobby would be different, probably still cross stitch, my day to day activities would be different.

The internet has made a huge impact on my life about the time I really needed it. It was 1999 & I was at home pregnant with Brent when I first really discovered the internet. I had given up work & all my friends were still working & my family was in a different city, I felt alone. I decided to take the bull by the horns & log on to the internet. I was rather wary of it at first & still don't think I totally understand how it works, but it gave me a link to people outside my home.

I found a parenting & pregnancy message board based in the US (which doesn't exist anymore) & was able to talk to people on it as if they were in the same room as me. From that board I learnt about scrapbooking which has now become my stress relieving creative outlet. I have made so many online friends & some of them I have met in person, & some I WILL see one day, I'm determined to. The internet has also helped me keep family in touch with us through this blog.

It really has had a profound affect on my life & I am so grateful to whoever thought up the idea & managed to get it to work.


Hannah said...

I feel the same way - the internet has enabled me to make a lot of new friends, all over the world. Some of them I have met in real life, and when I had to go to Canada for work it was so awesome to be able to meet one of my many Canadian friends and stay with her and her family.
The internet is such a huge part of my life, and I wouldn't want to be without it!

Karen said...

Yes I think the Internet has opened up the world, especially to those who stay at home. Suddenly we're all part of a range of great communities.

loonyhiker said...

Isn't it great when you don't feel all alone with whatever trials you are going through at the time! Great response.