A couple weeks ago I shared the meaning of my blog name. Today I want to tell you a little more about why I started this blog.
There are two reasons…
I talk about books A LOT at home, and I know my husband doesn’t care. But I care. And I want to share that caring and love of books with other people. And without someone else in my “real life,” I was just babbling about books to Jim. Because he was there. Or to my friends, many of whom also don’t care, most likely. (Other than my book club friends, but even they don’t read as much as I do.)
I want to be able to write about the things I am passionate about and maybe get some similarly passionate thoughts back. I want to find people who enjoyed reading my thoughts as much as I’ve enjoyed reading other bloggers’ thoughts over the years.
2) A record of our lives
Since becoming pregnant with Christopher, I’ve kept a journal (well two actually) for him. I wrote about his growing up. Originally, I was afraid I’d confuse stories of his childhood with his sibling’s. (We thought we’d have two kids.) I wanted to make sure that I had a record of his milestones and funny stories to share with him as he gets older. And to someday share with his significant other. So I wrote stuff down.
As he got older though, I found myself less and less motivated to write in his journal. I think it was because it’s hard to write on actual paper. I find typing so much easier. I thought I could blog about the important stuff. It’s not quite the same as the journal, but it’s at least keeping me motivated to keep recording stuff about his life. But also about my own. And Jim’s. It’s a record of our family.
I stopped writing in Christopher’s journal right before his 5th birthday, and I started this blog a couple of weeks later. The timing worked out well. Now he’ll still have something to look back on as a record of his childhood. If I’m super motivated, I may pull together all of the family blog posts and make a printed book each year. It might be nice in case this site doesn’t exist anymore in the future.
Why do you blog? Why do you read blogs? What are some of your favorite blogs?