Three Years of Blogging

4.26.2013

Three years? Three years! Is that really possible? It seems like just yesterday that I was talking to my friend Amy about her blog and she was encouraging me to start one of my own. And once we arrived in Africa, I made the leap and wrote my very first post. It's funny looking back at that first year. I would usually only post about once a month and every post would be a random mish mash of everything that was going on. As time progressed, I started writing more and more, and my blog, as cheesy as it sounds, really started to mean a lot to me.

Since then I've often wondered why blogging became important to me. I've wondered why it is the one hobby that I've actually stuck with. Not too long ago I came to the realization that it's because it has been a constant in our crazy life of change. No matter where we were in the world or what kind of transition we were going through, I could count on my blog to "be there."


I guess you could say it's been like an old friend at times when I felt like I really didn't have any friends. Being the new person can be really hard sometimes but I think the transitions were a bit easier than they could have been because I had this little corner of the world wide web. I know I sound like a complete nerd when I say that, but I don't care. Because it's true. 


Of course, along with the benefits of blogging come what I like to call blogger problems. These are all minor, really, but they are definitely true.

-I have a hard time telling new friends about the blog. I just don't quite know how to bring it up and I certainly don't know how to explain why I do it to a non-blogger. A lot of people just don't get it.


-Sometimes when I'm telling a friend something I can tell by the look on their face that they already know the story. I'll be certain that I haven't told it to them and then realize that they must have read it on the blog.

-Every craft/DIY project requires a multitude of pictures so that I can blog about it. All that picture taking can sometimes slow down the process of the actual process.

-Writer's block can cause me to waste too much time. Sometimes I just sit forever trying to think of something to write about. 

-It can be really hard to put yourself out there. Most of my writing is pretty light hearted and fun, but I do occasionally share a little more. There are times that I wonder if I might have over shared just a little bit...

-The judgies are out there. I haven't really run into this like the bigger bloggers, but I know it happens. No matter what you do, there are going to be people out there that judge you for one reason or another. I think that's just part of sharing your life with strangers.

-Blogging takes a lot of time. I'm not sure about everyone else, but sometimes a post can take me over an hour to write. This is especially true if it has a lot of pictures.  (During this hour I'm also known to click to about 10 different tabs, so that could be part of the problem too!) ;)

Obviously I don't take any of these problems too seriously or I would have stopped blogging. To me, having all of these wonderful memories to look back on is enough to keep me going. And with that I'll say Happy Blogiversary, my dear Little Moments Like This. Here's to many, many more...


Natalie said...

happy 3 years of blogging!!

LWLH said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
I def. agree and feel those blogger problems too :)

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! :)

J and A said...

3 years!! WOW congrats! So glad you blog and I found yours!! Or you found mine? Don't remember!

~Momma to Twin Girls~ said...

Happy Three Years!!! I will always remember this day now because it my "work" anniversary as well. (14 years for me today)

Courtney B said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who takes forever to write a blog post! I don't understand how people sit down and whip out a post in 5 minutes. I could never!
I love that we can document our journey and have picture to accompany our words! And the amazing friendships that come from blogging is just the cherry on top :)

Amber said...

Happy 3 years blogging! I definitely agree with you about it taking so long (and probably why I haven't blogged lately due to time).

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I have that problem with 'repeating' my stories. It is especially awkward when it is someone I am completly surprised by who reads it! happy Blogging!

Lyndsey said...

Happy Blogiversary friend! I'm so glad I found you in this big, wide blogosphere!

I never talk about my blog to my real life friends unless they bring it up, and then I get super awkward about it! You're right , non-bloggers just don't get it and its hard to explain!

Mandy said...

Happy 3 years of blogging sweet friend!! Can't believe it's been that long ago that you started this! I've loved being able to follow your blog, especially while you guys were in Africa b/c it made the distance seem a little better! :)

Megan said...

Happy blogiversary! Imagine what your blog will be like in three MORE years?!

Emily | Babyberry said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!! :) So glad that I found you guys!

BeckyJo606 said...

Happy blogaversary! I love when my mom says is this a real friend you're talking about or a blog friend?! Haha! :)

Natalie said...

YAY! Happy 3 years! So glad I have been able to follow along this past year :)

Carissa said...

Happy 3 years of blogging! You are definitely not a nerd for saying any of those things! You do a great job, and yes one post can take me forever an I don't have forever anymore so that's why mine are few and far between! But I still love having it to remember these times by!

ajs {of MN} said...

yah!! i have loved everything single post! :)

i cant believe is started blogging in 2007!

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