January is my Blog’s Birthday. Happy 4th Birthday, Blog.
I have recently had some new readers (I only know who a few of you are…but the number of hits to my blog have risen, so I’m assuming I have new readers!) and I’m so happy I do!
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine people reading my blog - especially because I’ve always been told I write how I talk. Which means, it’s probably not grammatically correct at all! And it’s hard because I’m scared of what people will think after they read something I’ve written. True statement. Will they think I’m a bad mom or terrible wife or that I’m trying to make them eat flaxseed (my sister)….you get my drift. It can be hard to be open and real with a random page on the internet.
When I first started blogging, I really just thought it would be fun and I thought our families might get a kick out of reading about our life. Plus, it is really cool that I can go back and see what we were doing this time last year, or the year before. I love going back and reading old posts. Some posts were serious with updates on our life and others were just fun…what I was wearing or my favorite new candle. It was fun having a blog.
Then I became pregnant and I realized that this blog was the best way to keep our families informed on the pregnancy and it made the distance-gap not quite as distant. Get it? It helped to know that they knew what was going on. And honestly, it was much easier to write a blog post and update after doctor appointments to let everyone know how I was doing than to call each family member. I know that sounds bad and lame, but it’s the truth. It was easier. And they were able to watch Jaxen grow in my belly!
And then, once Jaxen arrived, this blog became less and less about anything other than him. It was filled with pictures and updates! Again, just a great way for our families to feel connected with us, and us with them because we knew that they knew about our kid. Not just weekly 10 minute phone conversations.
Now that we have moved so far away from both our families and friends - and in (what I feel sometimes is) a whole different world - I try to use this blog to not only update on Jaxen, but on us as well. Our life here. And sometimes that includes real thought-provoking posts and sometimes it is me bragging on the beautiful colors of the leaves, or showing many snow pictures. It is our life and I want to share it with as many people as care to read about it!
That being said, I love blogging, but wish every single one of our family members and friends would do the same thing! So if you are a secret blogger that I’m not aware of…please tell me - I would love to keep up with you through the blog-world!
And if you are a blog stalker (whether I personally know you or not) I would love to know who you are (I stalk blogs as well)! So leave me a comment and say Hi. Because I actually only know of a very few people (outside of family) who keep up with us on here.
So - that’s my blog journey. In case any of you wondered why I blog or how I started!