I love blogging. Posting, commenting, and reading about others. It has been a real positive for me and my family. We began the blog because of family members being so spread out over the country and world. It was to help our times when we were together to not be so "my-kid" centered conversation, because they would already have known what we had been up to. Like scrapbooking, it gave me a way to document our lives and to share it with others.
A negative to it I guess I could say is reading conversations in print just doesn't get the point across or the humor at times. I edit myself at times so feelings are not hurt and I have read some blogs that I sit back and question their intent. So, grace usually covers these situations.
I did search and find and wallowed in for days, blogs of adoptions and Down Syndrome blessed families. I still share in their lives and look forward for our addition someday. This was a big influence for me in the world of blogging.
I also must say my past exposure to the world of web-world and meeting and marrying my husband made it easy to go to Texas and meet so many friends that I had communicated with through blogs. It has been a source of encouragement and strength.
I am tagging a few friends to share their reasons.
Melissabecause a former roommate has a lot to say.
Stephaniebecause if I lived in Tenn. I bet we would share porch time.
Kaceybecause she has a jewel of a daughter and my girls are in love with Ella Grace.
1. Write about 5 specific ways blogging has affected you, either positively or negatively.
2. link back to the person who tagged you
3. link back to this parent post
4. tag a few friends or five, or none at all
5. post these rules— or just have fun breaking them
Thanks for letting me do my first tag.