Tuesday, January 15, 2008

2 Years Of Blogging

I have been blogging for 2 years now (well on the last day of January). It is so amazing to me that I started this on a whim; wanting to have a place to jot down my thoughts, or aspects of my life, and that I have kept up with it. I am so glad that I have. I have a horrible memory, and so this blog has been a great joy for me to go back through and reread. When I first began bloggging no one had even heard of it among my friends. I had done a little research on it, and I had joined boards for homeschooling, November babies, and such, but this was a place where I didnt know or care if anyone ever read a single entry, except me. I made sure that I put a counter on my blog just in case someone did stop by and didn't want to leave a comment, and I would smile when I saw the number jump from time to time. I found it intriguing that anyone would ever read MY blog....lol

Now a bunch of my friends are blogging. We read each others blogs and I have got a better feel for each of them, their families, and points of views. It has really broadened me. I feel like I share a lot through my blog, but surprisingly there are a lot of things that I still try to keep private.

Most surprisingly has been Den's reaction to my blog. He was so impressed that I knew what a blog was a couple years ago, and to see me stick to it has been a joy to him. Who knew? hehehe There are times that he comes home after reading one of my entries and it begins a conversation or a funny thought between us. He has been a great encourager and this has made my blog a little more special for me. I have thought about quitting, and I have even taken a break from time to time to reevaluate "why" I am blogging. However, each time I find my way back and feel the need to jot down more of where I am in life. I have discovered that my blog really has been for me, I would probably keep a journal on my computer if I didn't have this blog. Of course, I would get down to the nitty gritty more in a journal, but this is such a great way for me to share my thoughts, even though I am more careful.

So after looking at how much has changed in 2 years I am soooo thrilled that I have done this, and that I have these posts to remind me of our family history. Maybe someday, after all these posts have been printed down, put into a three ring binder, it will be a gift that I can give each son to remind them of where they came from, and exactly who their mom was on any given day, riding any given emotion.


Margaret said...

congrats on 2 years - i really enjoy reading your blog - you are an inspiration to all mothers!
Have a Blessed Day!

Raine said...

Didn't know you've been blogging for 2 years! I've really enjoyed reading your blog. :) I found out about blogging from just reading you and your sisters blog.Never knew there was such a thing until last August. Heehee. :D

Nadine said...

I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. Congratulations on doing it for two years.

Jules said...

WOW! That's great! I hope you keep on bloggin for the next 2 years, and the next, and so on. I love reading your blogs!!!!!!

Lori said...

I love looking back on my blog. I have NO memory and this helps me tremedously. When I scrapbook, I always refer back to the blog to see what order things happened in! ha! It is a really good way for long-distance family and friends to keep up with what is going on too. It has brought me and my best friend even closer and that is priceless!
Congrats on 2 years!

la bellina mammina said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging Trina, and many more to come....:-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats babe,

Seems like only a short time. You have a wonderful writing ability and I love sneaking a peek into your day and your thoughts while I am at work. Daily reader here but rare poster.

Love Den at work