Monday, September 8, 2008

Reasons to be a blogger

Bloggers not-so-anonymous

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.


Hannah said...

My name is Hannah and I am addicted to blogs.LOL

I find myself checking my "list" once, um well, as many as three times a day! Guess I just like to know what everyone is up to. I so enjoy the look in to other people's lives. For me it has been a source of strength reading about how God has touched so many lives in these blogs. Not to mention I can keep up with my family spread across the US!

Keep on blogging girl, I will be checking!!

love ya!

lori said...

How do you tag? What the heack you blog queen

Jeanne said...

I must confess...I'm quite addicted myself. Mostly just to the peeps on my "friends" list. Occasionally, I'll venture out to one of the links on ya'll's must reads!

Stephanie said...

Hey! Thanks for letting me make your list. I love your blog header.
Sundrop may be a drink only in the south but I bet you could use mello yellow. I have never done it so I am not sure.
Try and google Sundrop to see if you can find it near you.
God bless Jill!!!
Thankful for you~