When I began, I thought I'd be joining a community and conversation, mostly about homeschooling, faith, and food. While I follow many blogs, I still don't feel like part of the group. But that's okay.
What do I like about blogging?
- I'd never kept a consistent journal, ever. Now I've got three years of thoughts and events recorded.
- I've never even tried scrapbooking. Now I have a collection of photos documenting our family life--big events like graduations, and smaller ones like playing with cornstarch goo.
- Taking pictures for my blog has trained me to record the daily events that make life special. Even when I don't post them, I get shots of breakfast-in-bed (the 20 year old nixed posting that one!) or a picture drawn on the dry erase board. Blogging has fostered in me the habit of attention.
- Posting online has been a great way to share our life with family and friends. I neglect calls and letters, but can keep in touch through this journal. (I have maybe 20 regular readers, but once in a while when I have something important to say, I'll get a plug from a more well-known friend.)