Friday, July 3, 2009
Why I blog..
Isn't it fun to be an individual? To have your own thoughts, feelings, experiences.. your own life?
I love my life.
I love to blog about it.
I began blogging after a good friend (one of my best!) introduced me to the concept.
Okay, it was really a while after..
I was kicking around the idea, wondering who would want to read anything about my little life, and then I heard the talk from President Eyring.
I had to do it.
I blog to record, remember, to share my testimony, to keep in touch, to make some laughs (now and later).
I want every aspect of my life to be here, for my family, for the future.
I don't publish every post I compose. There are some that are too sacred for the world wide web to view. Someday, they will be published, and bound in a book, for my family to view.
I blog about the good and the bad. There are no secrets. I want my children (and grandchildren, and so on) to know about my struggles and challenges. It just might help them someday.
I do not dwell in the past, but I do remember it. Sometimes there is a little spark of a memory that leads into something so much bigger. I feel an urgency to record those things. I don't want to lose any of them.
While I am aware there is an audience, I don't blog for them, completely. :)
It is definitely incentive, knowing that someone else might enjoy what I have to share. An audience also makes me feel accountable... what if they expect it?
Then I must blog it.
I have received comments and e-mails from some who do not care for my posts, claim that I am "living in the past".. I know some have stopped reading.
I don't blog for them.
I do it for me.
Here's some fun numbers...
I have posted about these subjects multiple times.
I thought it was fun to see how many times in the past year and a half (roughly) I have posted about them.
Chocolate-4 (Whaaat?! Only four?)
Ben and Jerry's-3 (shocked at this number as well..)
The old "ex"-2
It is also smile-inducing and very heart warming to see the names of many good friends and family members included in the blogged about moments of my life...