Friday, April 18, 2008

Why I Blog...

First... it is the BEST way to keep in touch with people. I love getting updated on my friends lives and seeing their children and families grow. It seriously brings you closer to people because you know what is going on in their lives and you can really get to know people.

Second... I love all the people I have come in contact with through blogging. It's great. That is one thing that makes me sad about going private. To be honest, I don't care if friends of friends look at my blog. That is what it is all about. It is fun to blog hop. So if any of know people who would like an invite... I'm happy to invite them. I just need to keep a few select people away.

Third... I am horrible about taking pictures and documenting events in my life. It's just always been one more thing to do that I want to do but never get around to doing. Since I've been blogging I'm actually good at taking pictures because I am doing something with them. It's great. My kids will love to look back on this one day. I wish my Mom had done it.

Fourth... It is a scrapbook and journal in one. It's so cool you can publish your blog. My friend Janet did it and it's awesome. She has a whole year book of her families' year! It's so true you forget about things that happen on a daily basis (even if you tell yourself you won't). How great is that to have a book of everything? And it's cheap compared to scrapbooking.

Fifth... It is a great way to get advice on parenting subjects or any subject for that matter. I do need some parenting advice right now. Avaree will NOT go to bed these days. And then she is cranky all day because she is tired and won't nap either. What do I do? I have a SET routine before bedtime. She knows it but it is a huge ordeal every night. We are supposed to get family pictures tomorrow and her eyes are huge and puffy with red spots from SCREAMING so hard tonight. What do I do? I've tried a sticker chart. It's not working. She is a stubborn one. Any other suggestions??

Sixth... (I keep thinking of more things) I don't do much relaxing. There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done or cleaned. I don't watch a lot of tv. Blogging has become something I like to do for me. It's forced me to have a little down time. Which I deserve right? We all do. and it really has brought me closer to my friends.

Seventh... Jason is NOT into it but he has liked it for his family that we don't live by. It's cool to have a connection through the internet. It's become a competition to see what ends up on the blog after family gatherings.

Okay so you can say I love the blogging world! Technology these days is amazing, even though I only understand the basics (enough to get by). I love all my friends and family out there. Thanks for your support and kindness!! Blog on...

8 comments:

DEE said...

Awesome! Me too!

Brooke said...

Me too- very addicting :)

Sara Decker said...

Ditto. Great list.

The Shupe Ohana said...

i agree 100 %!, what a great way to keep in touch.

k i have been wanting to print my blog, can you tell me where your friend did it, i would really appreciate it, thanks.

Janessa said...

I agree. I blog for all the same reasons. It is fun. I do need to find out about creating a book with my blog. Sounds easier than a scrapbook.

janet said...

Great list, Kar! I am so grateful for blogging because then we don't have to spend 4+ hours on the phone getting caught up (we just spend that time talking about other things now :)

for those of you interested-- I printed my book with BLURB www.blurb.com you can get the prices/info on their site. If you want to see pictures of my book, they are on my blog at

http://ajshumway.blogspot.com/2008/04/book.html

Di said...

Amen! Perfectly written :)

Tristie and Dax said...

Amen and Amen. I love seeing your family and I love staying connected with other moms that are going through crazies with their kids. About the bed thing...good luck it is so tricky sometimes. One thing that worked for a few days with my Hunter (he is VERY stubborn) at that age is I would say, "Should we hop in your bed like a bunny or should we slither in like a snake?" Then he got to make the choice but I got the desired outcome. It only worked a few times because kids are so darn smart...