Friday, February 24, 2012

Why do I blog?

I was thinking about it the other day.

Why do I blog?

I don't have the excuse that I am doing it to keep people updated.
The main people who would care; namely grandmothers, don't often read my blog.
Actually I don't think many of my family read my blog.
In fact Trevor rarely reads it, only when I tell him to. Although he does link it to his facebook which is nice. (But I've kind of taken that over too.)

I don't consider this my journal, although it is great to have a record of everything I have posted.

It may be a vain thing.... I really do enjoy when people tell me they read my blog.

But then I was realizing, I look at life differently since I started blogging.

I notice more details.

How ever ridiculous the phrase "blog about it"is, it's absolutely true.

I go through my day and I will have thoughts that were once just passing thoughts that I would never have remembered again. But now I don't let the fleeting thoughts (or moments) whisk away, I give them attention. And sometimes they end up on here, shared with the whole of the inter-galactic web world.

I feel as though I am more aware of my life and I live it more fully...because I blog.

I actually think more...because I blog.

I take way more pictures....because I blog.


I blog because I love to live my life.

8 comments:

  1. I print mine into a book each year. Then I don't have to do a scrapbook! I love looking back through the books that I've already had printed, they make me happy!! ;)

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  2. This is exactly my feelings on blogging. I still write in my own personal journal about the day to day living and trips etc. I am so GLAD you blog. I love reading it.

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  3. Geeze. Cutest family photo ever.

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  4. Steed. Let's be real. I love your blog, really. But it just needs a little something to "snazz" it up a bit. Here are my suggestions:
    1) You need to have more pictures. I suggest hiring a photographer to follow you around and snap "candid" pics. I mean, how else are we to know you've been to the grocery store if there are no pictures to document said trip.
    2) Shameless self-promotion. I mean, seriously. You made some really incredible curtains but never once did you talk about your amazing skill as a seamstress. Also, you've never mentioned how you're already teaching Bridgie French.
    3) Your blog could use a healthy dose of ads geared toward your readership. I suggest "dropping" some names of local businesses into your posts. Who knows you might get a free cupcake out of the deal?
    Seriously. Love your blog. Love seeing what you're up to.

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  5. I just found your blog! I haven't talked to you in like 3 years, but I'm glad I found you. =) Our baby girls are only a week apart in age so it's fun to see their little similarities. Scarlett's hands are ticklish, too. Have you rubbed them on Trevor's stubble? It'll probably make her crazy!

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  6. You make me feel less guilty for blogging! Thank you for putting it all into perspective; I now have a legit excuse to spend my day on the computer! Btw, play date for the babes?

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  7. AMEN sista!



    (I really love commenting, but I'd love it even more without the proving I'm not a robot part :) ) I think you can change the handicap in settings :)

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