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)!!

3 comments:

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 anonymous...it 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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