NaBloPoMo Day 7
I have recently come across a new blog: BlogMommas. As I get closer to delivering, I am starting to look for the "mom blogs" so I can somehow mysteriously learn how to be a mom! Blog Mommas hosts a meme called Flashback Friday. I thought I would post on it today. (I am home sick- I don't know if I finally succumbed to the dreaded stomach bug that has been fluttering all around me since last Friday or if it is my body's rebellion to the unnatural amount of sugar I ingested yesterday- but the result is the same!)
Today's Flashback Friday topic: What made you start blogging?
I started blogging in April of 2007. We had just lost Sydney and I was still at home recovering (on so many levels). I needed some way to cope with all of the emotions surging through me. We had changed so much in the previous month! We had gone from two parents sitting in a hospital room talking about baby registries and showers and how crazy we were for being parents to two parents completely lost and devastated, trying to figure out how the sun could rise another day!
One thing we had come to realize was that we needed to buckle down and really figure out who God is and how He interacts in our lives as Christians. As someone who had grown up in the church, I had never really had any struggles to test my faith...well I certainly caught up with a life's worth in a few short hours! While we still had our faith, it was drastically different. I wanted a way to explore that feeling and journey.
Another thing we learned was how precious a single day can be. We had our daughter with us a short 16 1/2 hours. Had I known then what I know now, they would have been hard-pressed to keep me out of that NICU- fever or not! But, I can't look back with "what ifs" or I would go crazy. But I could look forward. I wanted a way to keep in touch with friends and family. I wanted to be able to document what was going on in life so I would not forget. I wanted to make each day count for something. Blogging seemed like a good step in that direction.
Also, I was home a lot by myself and I needed something to keep me occupied or I would have gone crazy!
Over the past year, my blogging has been inconsistent, at time blogging daily, at times not blogging once in a month! I have had to realize that blogging is there to serve a purpose for me and not to rule me. I can't feel bad when life gets too crazy for me to blog...but it has made me take notice of what kinds of things are getting in the way of blogging and has helped me continually reevaluate my priorities.
I have thought about trying to make money with my blog and about ways to increase my readership. But, I have come down to this. I want to enjoy blogging. And as long as I do, I will continue to do it. When it becomes too stressful or not fun any more, I will stop. Right now, I am having too much fun!
So, feel free to look around a little bit. Peruse my archives and label cloud. Let me know what you think! Is there something you would like to hear more about? Something you don't like? Suggestions? Compliments? I love those :) I would love to hear from you!
You can read more about my blogging here. Click the banner for more Flashback Friday at BlogMommas!
Friday, November 7, 2008
NaBloPoMo Day 7