Friday, April 26, 2013

Why I Blog...

I originally began this blog as a way to document our lives...the big stuff, the little stuff, and everything in between. I just figured it would be our "scrapbook," and it has served that purpose as I have had each year of this blog printed into a book. I love looking back at times that would otherwise be pretty foggy in my mind.
What I never imagined would happen would be the connections I've made in sharing my heart and at times, being vulnerable. If you told me 3 years ago that I would have FRIENDS from blogging, I would have looked at you like you had 2 heads. It's just something that you don't understand until you experience it. My blog friends prayed me through infertility, they rejoiced with me when we found out we were expecting, and they've encouraged me through motherhood so far. Two friends in particular, Mateya & Beth Ann, have even sent gifts to Jaqs on more than one occasion. It's an amazing thing, really, to have people that you've never met show your child love!

I've connected with people around the U.S., but I've also reconnected with people from my hometown that I may not have otherwise. My friend, Jessica, for example went to the same college as I did, but we never really knew eachother. She has a little girl just a few days younger than Jaqs, and we've had so much fun sharing stories about them and providing each other with encouragement. Now if only we could have play-dates!

I've said on more than one occasion, "I wish my internet friends lived here!" It's a funny thing, this blog world. It has been such a blessing to me, and I'm grateful for it. I will likely never have the "popular" blog or make money from this gig, but the friendships I've gained are worth much than that to me. I wouldn't trade it!


....but I mean if someone wanted to pay me, I definitely wouldn't say no ;)


I'm joining A Blonde Ambition for her "Why I Blog" link-up!

6 comments:

Mateya said...

Ah I so agree! Blogging has been so much more to me than just a scrapbook. So blessed by your friendship! We WILL meet someday! :)

P!nky said...

I'm with you, blogging began as a hobby and a journal, but has now become a community :)

Jenn said...

You said it! I could never have imagined the blessing that blogging would be until I actually experienced it!

Sally said...

Sometimes I feel like I'm better friends with my blogger friends than my real life friends! Does that mean my blogger friends are my new REAL friends?....hmmm...

Love this!

jessica said...

you are exactly right, people have no clue until they actually experience it for themselves.

Beth Ann said...

Aww, thanks for the shout-out. Speaking of sending Jaqs things, her birthday package has been ready to be mailed and on my kitchen table all week! #fail ;(

I feel the same way. I feel like my IRL friends probably think I'm a little nutty when I mention something about, "my blog friend..." Haha.

I'm so glad to know you and only wish we could hang out in real life! ;(

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