Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blogging... for me.... in my own words


What is blogging for you? A job, a hobby, or both? Both, it started as a hobby and I realized that I might as well try and make money while doing it, so it's become a bit of a 'side job' now if you could call it that.

If I could start my blog all over again I would... find a designer to create the layout the way I want, which I'm having to do now and backtrack, it makes a lot of extra work.

I started blogging because? I was asked to document my pregnancy week by week as a guest blogger. I found it so therapeutic and so much fun to reflect on that I decided it would be natural to continue discussing my life as I learned what it means to be a mother.

If you could blog anywhere in the world where would it be? A toss up between a secluded island in the carribbean or Ireland.

The thing I love most about my blog is? It's me, it's my life, it's my family... no details spared, brutally honest, that's why I started it and that's what I love about it.

My non-blogging friends and family think blogging is... odd, why would you put your life on the internet? But they don't understand the outlet that writing gives me, the sense of comradery that I get by chatting with all of you, and the emotional bearing of what I pour into my posts to be able to grow as an individual.

I blog because... I want to be able to reflect on my life, to see how things changed when I became a mother, how my heart has grown, how I have grown, how my marriage has grown. And I love the opportunity to connect with other women out there going through the same thing, to maybe inspire, share with, laugh with.

My husband thinks blogging is... a good outlet for me and a nice way to share my life (I asked him and this is what he said)

The best blog post I've ever written was? One of my letters to Holden... I get so emotional thinking about how fast he's growing and how I can't wait to be a spectator for his life and see all that he can become.

The best advice I have for mom bloggers is? Be honest, people want to connect with REAL people, not overexaggerated, inflated, untouchable people. They want to hear about people like themselves. And if you're going to put your life out there you have to be willing to put it ALL out there, not pick and choose.

The one topic I will not touch on my mom blog is? You know there probably isn't anything I wouldn't discuss, I'm all about free speech and I understand that everyone has an opinion and they're more than entitled to it. Even issues like abortion, politics, the like I would discuss... they may not be on the top of my list of ideas to blog about but my views make up who I am and how I live. So as of now nothing is off limits.

If my blog was a car it would be a? My blog is an extension of myself so an H1 Hummer would be it! Intimidating on the outside, looks like it would run you over, accomodates a ton of people, is safe, is unique, is innovative yet old fashioned, and once you get used to it you'd never want anything else.

If Hollywood made a movie about your blog who would you insist play you? Reese Witherspoon or Katherine Heigle they're both cute, quarky, honest, and great moms. I love their personalities!

The best comment I ever received was? One woman told me that my blog means the world to her and that it has made her appreciate her pregnancy and enjoy it each day no matter what. And that she can't wait to meet her child because she sees how much love I have for Holden. This is one of the reasons I blog, to connect with other women, to inspire... this comment made my day.

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