Tuesday, September 9, 2008

How has blogging affected me?

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Lindsey at Whitcomb Family tagged me for this meme and I thought it would be a great post since I have been so busy lately and my list of blogging things is growing...and time has been seemingly shorter. Go figure.

We are to write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected us, either positively or negatively, link back to the person who tagged us, and tag a few friends and I already broke a few of the other rules. Who would've thought it. :)

So, here are my 5 thingies (for lack of a better term):

1. Blogging has given me a way to journal and keep track of all those "little" things that I truly wouldn't remember (and sometimes might honestly want to forget). But I am planning on "publishing" my blog each year to add to our family scrapbooks, because blogging gives me an outlet of sorts - and will show my kids another side of me that they might not always see or understand. But someday, they will be able to look back into all the moments of our lives and see the varied sides of their Mommy.

2. Connections! I have been so absolutely blessed to "meet" so many of you all and develop relationships. And for a stay-at-home mom who can't always answer the phone because of the screaming, whining, or general chaos, a nice quiet computer friend just hits the spot. Someday, I hope to meet some of you all in real-live person!

3. While I am a generally creative person, this has also sucked me into another dimension. I am fascinated by the technical stuff, and I know that there are others out there that are more advanced than I am, but learning new things is just too much fun!

4. Blogging makes me feel like I have something to contribute. I know the internet is a wide, wide world, but it's nice to have my own little corner of it. While I started out doing this just to keep track of life and give our families something fun to do (because truly, what is more fun than reading your daughter's blog, right mom?), it makes me smile to share the craziness that our children add to the world. And the fact that others laugh at our occassional disasters...well, that's just an added bonus. If my life can make yours feel more sane and normal, than please pull up a chair and have a good laugh at my expense. I'm happy to help out!

5. Blogging is much cheaper than therapy. :)

Who am I tagging?

Mary @ Not Before 7

Heidi Jo - What Do You Know?

Christy @ After a Cup of Coffee


  1. I am totally cracking up about #5.. but so true.. it gives people a place to let it all loose.

  2. you are so right. I like the idea of publishing the year worth so family and friends can see what we've been up to

  3. LOVE #5. I can't wait to do this. I love it. I really do!


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