Monday, March 19, 2007

Why do I Blog?

Everyday Mommy is in a bit of a blogging slump and posted this meme. I too am in a bit of a slump. My knitting projects aren't showing much progress to share and I haven't been inspired by things to talk about sooo...I thought this sounded like fun.

What made you start blogging? When I originally began blogging, I was trying to share bits of our lives with my mom. She lived in a different state than we did, and I wanted Gramma to be involved with the boys and see them grow. I was hopeful the other grandparents would stop by as well, but mom was the only regular reader.

Then mom got sick and I was talking to her everyday, several times a day so my blogging stopped. Several months after mom died, I realized that one thing I missed the most about her was being able to talk to her. Being able to share what craft I was working on, what I was fixing for dinner, what the boys were doing...just talking. I began blogging again to "get my words out". Living in a household of testosterone I NEED to talk!

What blogging host was your first? Homeschool Blogger was my first attempt. I became frustrated with its quirks and moved to Blogger. It is not perfect, but I haven't felt the need to change again.

How many different hosts have you tried? Just two.

How long did it take you to figure out how to install items in your sidebar? With Homeschool Blogger, NEVER..it was so frustrating. I would go and see other people's cute or impressive blogs and mine was SOOO boring.

I have learned to do a few things...still alot to learn. I don't want an overly busy blog, but I would like to learn how to do some fun graphics and put pictures in my sidebar that you could actually click and get to the link. Maybe someday!

Do you blog on a desktop or a laptop? Mainly on a laptop.

PC or Mac? PC.

What’s your biggest blogging “don’t”? Don't say something hateful...blogs will always be "out there" on the WWW and you can't take it back.

What’s your favorite blogging topic? Family life and knitting.

What’s your biggest blogging frustration? No comments. I know that people read the blog, friends will tell me "I really like what you posted"...but won't leave a comment.

What’s been your biggest blessing from blogging? I haven't been doing this very long, but I have already made a few friends. The friendships and examples of other Christian bloggers is very much a blessing to me.

1 comment:

Sandie Knapp said...

I'm sorry your Mom isn't still here to see and read about the family doings, and the beautiful knitted things you are making. But as long as you carry her in your heart, you will always be able to share with her.

"When the one you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes your treasure."

I'm glad you had such a good time on your mini-vacation.

Take care :)