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...


anniebobannie said...

You don't know me I am one of your blog stalkers I guess! I LOVE your blog. I really admire you a ton! You are an amazing mother, a spiritual example, funny and SO EXTREMLY talented! Please don't change! I love reading your blog! I totally makes my day! Thanks for being you! Annie(hopefully a new friend)

you can check out my blog if you want...

Ally0005 said...

I blog for the same reason. I love your blog and enjoy reading it.


Emalee said...

Well you just blogged about ben and jerry's one more time and Chocolate! amazing. I am so HAPPY you blog! I get to read about your growing family and your love for the church and well that makes me happy! LOL Anyways love ya!

BookwormMom said...

The numbers are cool to see...It makes me want to put tags on more of my posts.

I always seem to forget that part, though....

Julie said...

Thanks for the numbers. That's really fun to see. I also love to read your blog and see what is going on. I enjoy reading Flashback Friday to learn about experiences that you made you the wonderful person you are today.

kdance10 said...

I also love reading your blogs. I to blog for myself and love that we can make them into a book and have them forever.

Amber said...

I feel the same about some of the things you said. I love to read blogs, but I write mine for me. I love to think that people read my blog and laugh or cry along with me but even if nobody read what I wrote, I'd still write just because I enjoy it. It's my journal, my venting place and my chance to scratch my writing itch. It's great to know that others feel the same as I do... And your blog is fun to read as well. :)

Jamie said...

I forget to do the tags as well... I'm going to start! I love your blog, you are an amazing mother and person. I blog for the exact same reason as well, to record for my kids and for them to read someday in the future.