So as you may have seen, I’ve taken quite a hiatus from blogging. Posts have been rare, and very sporadic. I could apologize, but… that’s life, right? Sometimes, other things take precedence, or you need to step back and re-evaluate things. Or in my case, both of those are the correct answers.
My family is moving from Houston (where I live) to Minnesota in just 12 days. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you will know that my family is my life. They’re my best friends, and I know that I can count on them for anything in the world. With them leaving its caused me to step back from the blogging world for a little while, simply because I wanted to just tell everyone in the world my emotions all the time, but I was struggling with the fact that I wanted to put on a good face and make it all positive and happy.
Because after all… most blogs are positive and happy right?
Duh, who would want to read a debbie-downer blog all the time!? But the truth is, as bloggers, we are still REAL. We go through ups and downs, and so much stuff.
So lately, I’ve been reading, a lot. And I just finished watching the movie “American Blogger” by Chris Weigand. It reminded me of what blogging is and why I blog.
What is blogging to me? In a word. Community. It’s a place where I can connect with others, make friends, laugh, cry together. Learn new things, and make the bestest of friends with someone that lives on the other side of the states.
Why do I blog? To document my life. I want my kids to be able to look back and read this blog and see what there mom was doing, and how she was before she had kids. And then to see documentation of their lives as they grow up. It’s a creative outlet for me, something that I get passionate about, something that relieves stress and is a way for me to express myself.
Does your family think you’re crazy for blogging? Yeah, I think so…. haha. But its okay. My husband didn’t get it for the longest time. But once he saw me make connections with people, and then start to meet those people in real life (shout out to my Utah bloggy bff- Bri! And all my Houston Gals!) then he began to understand. These girls mean so much to me, without blogging I never would have met Bri, Rachel, or Jenn.
Are you saying you wouldn’t have friends without blogging? I’m such a social person, that if blogging weren’t around, I would’ve had to get involved in something else to make friends. Becoming friends with people is something I have struggled with since childhood. Immediately I gravitated toward this online community. When I was a teen, that was Xanga. (holla if you had a xanga blog!) Blogging has been my go to ever since then, so its no wonder why I always pull back to it.
So that’s a little bit more about me. . . I’m back in the blogging world again, hopefully more consistently like before.
Why do you blog?