One year ago tomorrow actually, November 11, I began this blog.
Thoughts a year later?
I am glad overall. I’ve “met” some interesting people whose opinions I value and who I think I’d really like if we knew each other “in real life.”
My girls and I have loved the freebies and things to test and review that have come our way by virtue of having the blog.
On the other hand, it’s not all great. I’m an introverted person by nature and the idea of putting my thoughts out there is not something I normally do in real life. Sure, the internet offers a degree of anonymity, but still. It’s odd.
Blogging in general also strikes me as a bit more navel gazing and narcissistic than I’m comfortable with. Just as, when I was a child, I would put my face in the plate while everyone sang Happy Birthday, I’m not comfortable with the me, me me! focus that blogs tend to have.
It can be hard to come up with ideas, day after day (got a question you want answered or a great topic? I beg of you to leave it in the comments!). I really try to spare you a daily dose of my family, as I’m generally not interested in “mommy blogs” that seem to exist mainly for people to showcase their intelligent, beautiful, talented kids, and “The Prince” their husband, who just keeps getting better and better! No offense to those writing such blogs; the relatives probably love them. It’s just not my thing.
I also struggle sometimes with what the tone/voice/feel of the blog should be. I’m a Christian, and yet I’m ornery/sarcastic enough that the “Hallelujah, Jimmy tied his shoes today!” – “Chicken was on sale at WalMart; bless the Lord!” approach just isn’t a “real” way for me to express myself. You’ll just have to take my word for it even though I don’t hit you over the head with it: I do love the Lord, even though I also despise what the liberals are doing to our country/what unions are doing to teaching/what megachurches are doing to christianity … you get the idea 🙂