Thursday, May 23, 2013

I blog because...



Why keep writing? Inspired by my mom's pregnancy journal, I started throwing my thoughts in this space during my pregnancy. Why keep it up? It's not laser-focused on parenting, motherhood or anything, really.

When I started my blog I followed a small group of bloggers who wrote about fashion and they were most likely Mormon (what can I say, they are nice and know how to dress). I wanted to contribute to the larger community writing about a subject I was learning. While in the newborn, new parenting trenches, it was wonderful to read other stories of moms experiencing exactly what I was experiencing - to the week. Reading these stories early in the morning (along with coffee) fueled my morning. My struggles are my own but I wasn't on my own (cliche alert!).

I blog because I can highlight life's mundane moments. Celebrate the magic that surrounds us every single day:

Bartering and counting wood chips. 

Filled with joy and fear.

She made it. Static and all. 

9 comments:

  1. Blogging to share the magic every day is a perfect, perfect, perfect reason to blog. I love the photos. Static and all.

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  2. I totally agree, it's such a sweet way to capture the day's mundane moments. I love looking back on old blog entries and going, "Oh yeah, that!" with a smile.

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  3. PS I love your blog design! It's so clean, simple, and stylish.

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    1. Thank you! Glad I found yours - as a runner (I like to say that I run but I'm not a runner - I'm not that hard-core) I'm happy to find another mother runner!

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  4. Couldn't agree more and love that you do this to share your daily life. Think that is a perfect reason to blog and thank you so very much for linking up with us and hope you will join us again!! :)

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    1. Thank you! Planning on it Janine!

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  5. I love mormom bloggers: they have the prettiest sites, the prettiest photography, and the conversational style of blogging that I'm drawn to.

    I will always blog. Blogging changed my life by saving my mental health. In my small town community, despite living here 3 years, I still had no close friendships. When I began writing online over 4 years ago, my world became one of a now happy woman, with a happy family, and each year, blogging brings wonderful things into my life. It truly is something I wish they'd bring into elderly living facilities, because you claim your own space, you matter, you put your words down and you feel yourself go from nebulous to a beautifully evolving foundation of who you are. It's a gift, and I still can't believe how lucky I am, to have found it, and to be among the people I know count on, on a daily basis, to be my soul family.

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  6. I love what you wrote about highlighting the mundane moments- they somehow transcend being mundane when we write about them, don't you think? I am so glad you are blogging, and that you linked up with us today!

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  7. It's a great way to document the everyday moments that will give future generations a glimpse into what our lives were like. Sort of a modern version of cave drawings but with better pictures. ;)

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