To be quite honest with you, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I created this blog. I'm still not entirely sure. I'm no stranger to blogs - in fact, I love reading them, and have a few favorite bloggers - but I've never had my own till now. I think blogging is awesome, and it's something I've always wanted to try, but something held me back from taking the plunge. I guess I felt like I already shared my life with the world on social media like Facebook and Instagram, and that a blog would just be like an added burden but with more of a commitment attachment to it, something I was not ready for then. I don't like starting projects and quitting them, and keeping up a blog...well, it felt like it would become this big project. Now I realize that the only reason I felt that way was because I was too caught up in the Facebook scene, always being in the loop and getting my fix of quick interactions online by simply liking or commenting on a photo and moving on to the next thing. I realize now that I became too preoccupied with the immediacy of social mobile apps. I spent more time swiping down my newsfeed than I did thinking about something of real content. I was becoming lazy and impatient. And why not? I wasn't required to put in extra effort; everything was happening right now, anywhere I was, under my fingertips. I know I'm not the only one who feels guilty of this sometimes. And although blogging may be another way to sit in front of a screen and type words into the internet universe, there's something about it that makes it, even if just a little, different - it seems to require more effort, thoughtfulness, and commitment. So far, I feel that it's definitely more personal, too.
Apparently, blogging has become quite the market, but that isn't what attracted me to having a blog. I wanted an outlet to express my thoughts, feelings, and opinions without broadcasting them Facebook, or a journal (because, as much as I wish I did, I can never bring myself to muster up enough energy to regularly write in those - kudos to those of you who've got this down). So, I guess the best answer to the "what the heck am I doing with this blog" question is that, basically: I created this blog with the intention of having my own little corner in the vastness of the internet where I can make a home for my collections of writing and pictures, while also sharing tidbits of our life with family and friends from near and far - y'know, like a family newsletter! ('cept way cooler, I hope!) ;)
I'm well aware that this blog may be the silliest thing you've ever seen, but c'est la vie. I don't know if I'll keep this thing up or even make sense sometimes, but in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy the process. :) So if you still want to join me on my crazy blogging journey, please feel more than welcome to. I'd love to have you!
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