Sunday, November 21, 2010
It's been 4 years since I started this blog.
The reasons why I started blogging have changed over the years.
My blog has undergone numerous "face lifts" and "botox" injections.
It's frustrated me, irritated me and saddened me.
But like a faithful pair of old jeans...I kept it and sometimes was tempted to throw it away but always hung on...just in case. I am glad I did.
I haven't always been the best blogger. I don't blog everyday. I don't always have the time or the desire or know what to say.
It's been sad when I have had faithful readers who have stopped visiting or commenting and it's been disheartening when I have gone to blogs I love to read to see my link taken off their "favorite blog list". I have wondered why...It's been discouraging to visit a blog I love to read and leave comments day after day and to never have a comment returned on mine...
But I have learned from all of this that these are not the reasons I blog. I don't blog to get comments, or to get a reaction. Yes, feedback is lovely, it's nice to know someone is reading what you write and that they care to take a few seconds to let you know they read.
I blog because I love to write. I have a passion for writing, for expressing my thoughts. I love putting my thoughts into flowing words, whether they flow through my fingertips that grip a pen that writes them on paper, or through my fingertips tapping on the little black keys of my computer.
It's the process I enjoy.
I love art, I love to create, I love to document my life and photograph it. It doesn't matter I may never be a "writer" or a "photographer" in the professional sense of the word, all that matters is that as I go through my life, I am happy with what I do.
So I changed my blog to read " living life creatively" instead of "scrapping till the cows come home" as scrap booking seems to limit my reasons for this blog. But it's still me!
I am just a woman who loves to create. I live creatively. I love my husband and children and I love being a mom. I lead a simple life. And I like to share it.
These are the reasons why I blog. For me.
But I thank you for reading and for those of you who take the time to comment. It adds that much extra joy to my life.