Monday, May 4, 2009

Bloggie Swag!

Who doesn't like swag -- a parting gift -- an unexpected freebie? One of the things I love about blogs and bloggers is bloggie swag. When I first visited blogs for spinners and knitters I commented on a New Zealander's blog about her beautiful spinning fibers. About 4 weeks later, I received in the mail a small package of this lovely fiber. So unexpected and what a delight.

Swatch from the New Zealand wool I spun, hand dyed, and knitted into a baby sweater.

Blog communication is a paradox of how we have always communicated. We use the web and email to instantly send our thoughts, feelings and life's observances all with narrative, photos and miscellaneous links. We have replaced the phone and snail mail with instant electronic communication. Ahhh, but until we can teleport physical items, we are stuck in snail mail land. But I like that we must utilize snail mail to send out bloggie swag, little items - gifts - handmades - all from the heart to elicit surprise, joy and fun.

I have just mailed my first bloggie swag to an unsuspecting receiver.
It will be a few days before it's in their mail box. If you leave a comment on any of my posts, you will be added to the "who can I send unexpected blog swag to list."

What fun this is!

1 comment:

Jacque said...

This is my first time to visit your blog...I love the background and the music today is great! I will have to read and catch up. That was so nice of you to send that bloggie swag to the hag...she was so surprised. "It is more blessed to give than receive". I love the feeling that gives, it kinda feeds the soul.