Occasionally I will mention to some one that I have a blog or a question will be posted on another site or chat board and people will ask "Why do you blog"
I started in the blog world by just reading a few blogs like MckMama's, and He Will Carry Me, Kelly’s Korner and Profoundly Seth. From there I found more and more blogs to read, some because their stories totally captivated me, some for pleasure, some for encouragement and some for my love of photography or cooking and baking. I really consider the authors of the blogs I follow on a regular basis to be my "friends" They let me into their lives and share little bits of themselves with me. I love leaving comments on the blogs that I follow on a regular basis. I try to comment on every post not just because I hope that my readers will do the same on my blog but that I might have some insight for them. I might be able to give them encouragement, advice, or just simply share in their happiness or sorrow.
I decided to start my own blog mainly as a place to store my recipes. When I originally was planning what my blog was going to be about, that is all I was going to do, post my recipes but I also decided to use it as a creative outlet to showcase my life, my daughter, and my photos, but it has become so much more. I love all of my readers and I hold their comments dear to my heart. I love the advice and encouragement that they give and I always get excited when new comments pop up on my posts. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, that people actually care enough to leave a comment.
I started out not telling my husband much about my blogging endeavors. Not because I had anything to hide from him but for the fear that he will think it is stupid because he just doesn't understand what all of my blog friends mean to me. He knew that I followed a few blogs, mainly MckMama's because I get a million tweets on my cell phone and I talk about Stellan and pray for the MckFamily on a daily basis. He didn’t really know that I had my own blog until one day I decided to tell him all about it because I wanted him to share in something that makes me happy. I showed him my blog and some of the posts. He now will tell me some ideas for posts that he has or that I should put this picture of Lauren or this and that. It is great! In fact when I was creating my latest header I had him help me pick out his favorite because I had too many to choose from.
Why do you blog and what does your husband or family think about it?