I was fiddling through my FaceBook page the other day when I realized how long I’ve been at this thing. It’s really incredible when I think about it. I started this blog nearly six years ago.
Blogging has changed SO much since I started. I had no idea there was a plethora of mom blogs when I began. I thought it was just a way for friends and random stumble-uponers to find my space.
Back then I was writing about my dreams to become a mother some day. Now I have two freaking kids. How in the world did that happen?
I’ve seen so many friends enter and leave the blogging realm in their own space, some still keep at it, and others still are just beginning. When I first started I had so much extra time to browse other blogs, comment, read my favorites daily, and post about 30 times a month myself. Now I think back to those days and laugh at all the dang free time I had on my hands.
I remember once having a feeling of boredom. I don’t remember what that feels like.
Occasionally I’ll stumble upon an old comment, or email, or message on facebook, and I’ll recognize a name of someone who is still around… After all these years!
Then there are others who are just discovering this little place I call my own, and they’ll send me a note. I try to reply to each and every one but if I’ve missed you please know I appreciate your words.
Some of you I know in real life, some of us chat on Twitter or facebook, others I probably haven’t a clue who you are but you know what? That’s ok!
I don’t say it enough, but thank you. THANK YOU for coming. Thank you for reading, my arguments with my husband. Thank you for listening to my confessions, for not throwing up when I showed you photos of my fugly cankles, and for leaving comments when you have the time. I love knowing when you’ve stopped by, and it really makes my day.
As I’ve mentioned recently, I am trying to evolve this space into being something more. Something helpful for you I hope. If you’ve been here longer than 30 seconds you know I’m no homemaker. I am terrible at cooking, and I can’t teach you how to make that outstanding Easter Bunny Poinsettia. But you also know I love taking too many pictures, videos, and asking a lot of questions. I can teach you what I know about preserving memories, making a history for your family, and making it extraordinary. It’s basically my new mission in life.
All that will be coming as soon as I learn how to champion my blog with a little butt in my face. But for now I just want to say thank you!