Ok guys! Get your mind out of the gutter… it’s NOT what you’re thinking. Not expose myself like a flasher or some pedophile. Not the kind of stuff you can get arrested for! I don’t know… can you get arrested for blogging? But, I digress. Today’s assignment for this week of Back To Blogging over at SITS is: As your last assignment to jump start your return to blogging, write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?
I have written twice about blogging. The first time was shortly after I started blogging and it was one of my Spin cycle assignments about the birth of my blog. Here it is:
I don’t know nothing ‘bout birthing no babies! No, wait… that was Mammy in Gone With the Wind. I’m supposed to be blogging about the birth of my blogging! Say that 3 times real fast! My blog was birthed because my fabulous sister SuziCate seemed to think that I had something to say that people would be interested in. I had been talking to her about my adventures (or rather MISadventures) with my doctor’s appointments and the weird things that seem to happen to me and she asked me if I would write a guest blog for her on the subject. I did. This is the result! There was such a positive response to this post and so many people were saying I should start a blog of my own (ok… well, more than 2) that I figured why the heck not? I’ll give it a whirl and see how it goes.
Well, I started blogging and now I can’t stop! HELP!!! I think I need blogoholics anonymous! Is there a cure or will I always be an addict? Do I WANT a cure? Doctor, doctor, give me the news… I got a bad case… of loving you! And by you, I mean YOU, all my cyber bloggy friends in this blogosphere family and my blog. Yes, I admit it. I am in love with my blog. I can’t get enough of reading other people’s blogs and of other people reading and commenting on mine.
I feel like I have a voice and I get to vent and to tell you funny stories about me and my crazy family and now my kids are gathering evidence for when they have me locked up! I mean stories to pass on to their children.
I feel like I can tell you anything! It gives me a certain amount of artistic freedom. I feel like other people actually HEAR me and care! It has been such a joy getting to know you guys and getting to actually meet someone from my bloggy family in PERSON was just an added bonus and I felt I had known her for YEARS. Angelia… you ROCK!
As for the name….. Square Peg in a Round Hole. Well, that’s just ME… you can read more about it on my “about me” page. That’s just how I have always felt. Like I never quite fit. Not a bad thing. It just is what it is!
Since this post I had a few bumps in the road and a couple of times even thought about quitting blogging. But then I decided that quitting would only reinforce to the people who doubted me that I WASN’T “worthy” of blogging. You can read my rant on the second time here. I won’t bore you with it right now.
Truth is, the reasons for my blogging have changed somewhat since I started. Yes, I do like the attention and I do like people reading what I write and I LOVE when people comment. Most of all I think I like making people laugh. I think I must have been a jester or comedienne in a past life! Granted I’m not always funny. And not everything that happens to our family is interesting but let’s face it… I do tend to attract “the crazies”. I don’t know whether that means I’m crazy or just a little more tolerant of those that others find intolerable but either way? I’m fine with it.
I have benefitted SO much by blogging. I have met so many wonderful friends (even if they are “online”) that I feel like I know them intimately. I love being able to share in their lives and have them be a part of ours. I love my life, I love my friends, and I love my family (real life and bloggy). I plan to continue to document our life as long as it’s conducive to our life. My kids will thank me for it later… after they get over me telling these stories about them. And when they get older, they have something they can look back on and reminisce. That is why I blog.
I can’t close without thanking SITS and our wonderful sponsors for this week, our friends at Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances, are enabling us to make our Back to Blogging event even better. Two lucky bloggers will win a new washer and dryer ***waving hands wildly while jumping up and down*** PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!!! My washer was bought when my oldest was a baby and she is almost 27 (she reminded me she still has almost a week left of being 26) now so I think it’s time. And now that I don’t have a job it would really be nice for someone ELSE to fork out the money (since I have none). And it sure would be nice to have a crack at and actually WINNING Thelma and Louise. After all teal IS my favorite color!