Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why did I start blogging?

I started blogging while I was a missionary in Romania as a way to keep people in the States up to date on what was going on in my life in a different way than what would have made it into my newsletters. At least that’s what I told myself!!

The truth of the matter is that for the first two or three months I doubt I had ANY readers whatsoever!! I mostly was just spilling my guts and being a smart aleck!! At that time I blogged on both Xanga and Yahoo360…somewhat divided between the two.

Then I joined an online forum and made some online friends and ended up meeting my future husband and more people started following my Xanga blog and it became a place for me to talk about our relationship developing, wedding plans, and other random thoughts.

After marriage my posting kind of dwindled to sporadic posts. I would post two or three times in a row…then not blog for several months!! I lost a lot of my followers when I moved to Blogger ahead of the crowd (most didn’t start moving from Xanga until recently). Then, once we moved into a house and had our kiddo I really dropped the ball…and before starting the blog dare I hadn’t blogged in over six months!! Yikes!!

I am hoping to be a better blogger this year and gain more followers. I really don’t care if I ever gain money through my blog…I just want to better express myself through the written word!! (Though free products for doing product reviews would not be sneered at)!!


Anonymous said...

So glad to see you blogging again! I plan on being a follower. Your little dude is getting SO big!!! He is looking like such a little MAN!!! Love seeing his pics!

Todd & Leah said...

Not was me Leah Hunt! Sorry, I clicked before looking, ha!

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne B. said...

Well.. you gained a follower :)

Love reading your stuff, good job staying on track with the 365 blogging challenge. I was worried it would be hard, but it works better when I set up a goal for myself.

Have a great week!

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