There have been times of conflict, and every so often it seems to be on the point of implosion. Thankfully those times pass and we carry on as before.
Then there are the good times when we come together as a real community to celebrate weddings, new babies, successes and achievements. The regular blogging conferences show how well bloggers get along in real life. Real friendships are forged and support networks are established.
But sadly, our community endures sad times too. Difficult times that don't seem to make any sense to any of us, and in December we had the awful news that Kerry from Multiple Mummy had passed away. Terrible, tragic news that makes no rhyme nor reason.
Then yesterday came the heartbreaking news that Jenny from Edspire had lost her beautiful 9 month old baby, Matilda Mae.
I've never met Jenny, but since hearing her news I haven't been able to get it out of my mind and I know I'm not alone.
There has been an outpouring of sympathy, love and support on twitter and Facebook and I hope in these dark days for Jenny, David and their family there is some comfort to be found there. Their grief is our grief and we cry with them.
I don't know how a parent carries on after the death of a child but I hope we can help them in some small way.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye