Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The other day someone left a very unkind comment on a post and it really got me thinking about blogging and why I do it. I began blogging almost five years ago at the suggestion of my friend Kelly and quickly discovered that I really loved it. It was an outlet for me and a way to record the many facets of our lives. Before blogging, my Mom and I used to scrapbook and that was very gratifying and fun to do together but it took up vast amounts of time and it was difficult to keep up. It was really appealing to me that a blog post can take as little as five minutes to put together! Blogging was also a (sadly, most often one sided) way to keep up with family and a few friends.
Through the past couple of years, I've discovered that I really love to document the details that make up our life. I want to have pictures of what our house looked like at a certain moment in time, what some of our favorite things were at various stages, favorite recipes and things that we did together as a family. And I believe that my children will too. Finding the beauty and joy in our every day and our special days is an important part of this blog. Blogging has allowed me to keep a record of those things, even if they only represent a very small part of our day, in a way that I never would have been able to do otherwise.
What I also love about blogging is that one must choose to visit, and because of that choice I think that most of us only visit those blogs that are of interest to us, those that we might have a connection with or those that we might learn something from. If it were just my best friend and my Mom reading the blog that would be ok too, but blogging has opened up new friendships that I never would have been able to make and for that I'm so grateful. I'm continually struck with what genuinely nice people visit this space and it's honestly like the icing on the cake.
As the children have gotten older, this blog has naturally changed and morphed. I'm not sure where the blog will head in the future, or even if it will head into the future, but I do know that I'm proud of this space. I appreciate those connections that I've made and those memories that I've recorded, no matter how small, big or even a bit silly they might be.