Have you ever thought about why you blog? I have given it some thought over the years. I have been blogging since October 9, 2008. That seems like so many years ago. The day I started my blog Richard and I were empty nesters. And we had been for a few years. In fact, we had 3 biological grandchildren, 2 we called grandchildren because they belonged to the mother of two of our younger grandchildren and 3 other 'littles' that we considered to be our 'adopted' grandchildren. (Later, there was another 'adopted' born into the family). A total of nine!
|Darian and Harley December 15, 2008|
I am not a perfect blogger. Because I am not a perfect woman. I hope you didn't think I was. I don't want to shatter any images you may have had. I don't live in a perfect house. I have piles of laundry. And dirty floors. And the kitchen counter if full of dirty dishes. I am a pretty lazy person for the most part. I didn't used to be. It's what I have become. I am tired! I have changed my perspective on life. Perfectly clean houses don't mean perfect lives!
|The day before his stroke. At the Kansas State Fair|
I blog because I want to. Not because I have to. I don't make any money off my blog. It is a place to share memories. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It's about record keeping. I can't begin to tell you how many times I want to know when something happened and I can find it on my blog. I don't write to receive comments. They are a bonus. A big bonus. I love all of my blogging friends. I have a couple who have been with me from way back in 2008! And they still occasionally leave comments.
I am not a huge fan of most other social media hangouts. I have a Facebook. I have 19 Facebook friends. All I want. All I need. I go to Facebook to see what my grandkids are up to. And to check into news. And the few friends I have there. Facebook is filled with drama. Who needs it? I have an Instagram. I post pictures of my grandkids. Not many followers. And I follow a few. I like to see their pictures. I have a Twitter. I, to this day, do not understand much about how Twitter works. And that is okay. I like my blog best for interacting with people. The best kinds of people blog. Don't you think?
Blogging shouldn't be hard work. It should be fun. I did not major in English. I am thankful for spell-check. I am terrible at punctuation. I am wondering if there is such a thing as punctuation-check. If there is, I need it. I am not a grammar cop. I need one, that much I will admit. And it won't bother me if you point it out to me. I am still learning. One of my favorite things is to keep learning.
Why do you blog? Care to share? I'm waiting to hear!