In the midst of all the b.s. I totally forgot it's my one year blogging anniversary! I started on August 7, 2005. Wow. I have really, really enjoyed writing in my blog, reading other mama's blogs and just having this outlet as my crazy world has been unfolding.
It's been interesting that I went through some long periods where life was so un-eventful that I barely posted once a week and then there are other times where I feel like I could post about three times a day to get it all out of my head and on to something.
When I was younger I used to journal alot. I started around the summer after my sophomore year of high school. Writing really crappy poetry (okay, some of it was decent!) and scribbling my angst in a journal. My journals proved to be a tremendous savior as I struggled through moving away from my friends, the suicide of someone I was very close to and the drowning of another friend--all before I was 17 years old. I continued to journal throughout most of my adult life, tapering off here and there. I don't know what I would have done without my journals. I don't know what I would do without my blog! I just have the personality that needs to get things written down. Having a blog that is public is pretty interesting. At first it freaked me out, but I've got nothing but positive feedback and support from what I write, so that makes it pretty easy to keep it public. I've really enjoyed "meeting" new mamas through the comments I receive here.
Since I put the counter on my blog in December I've gotten almost 4,000 hits, I think. That's insane! I have no idea who is reading that much. It's pretty cool, too. It definitely satisfies the tiny, tiny part of me that is intrigued with my private life being on something of a stage.
Being a mama, as you all know, leaves little alone time. Blogging is my alone time. Even when Iris is standing at my feet whining for me to play with her, I calmly ask her to finish watching her show so mama can "do her work". I regard writing in my blog as something important enough to plop her in front of the television for so I can write. Heck, we haven't even had breakfast yet today! I'm starving my family for the love of my blog. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is!
I am sure over the next weeks and months the content of my blog will go in some crazy places. Almost simultaneously becoming a single mama and having another baby will certainly present enough blogging fodder for many posts to come. I hope everyone sticks with me, goodness knows I'll need the support.
Many, many hugs!