Last year during my favorite month (that would be March) I started this blog. Since March has come and gone again and I have now had this blog for one year I wanted to take a minute to reflect on all of the things that I LOVE about blogging…
Top Ten List:
2) My blog book includes a lot of the little day to day things. It gives a much better picture of what my family and our personalities are like than my other scrapbooks. It is full of the stuff I believe my 70 year old self is going to want to read and remember.
3) With just the click of a button I can feel close to my friends all over the map (those who are cool enough to blog that is ;) I’ve also made new friends and grown closer to old friends who left my life for a short spell. I love knowing what my friends are up to. I love seeing pictures of my friends and their families. I love getting to know my friends’ kids. I love peanut butter but that’s beside the point.
4) Blogging is something that I can do in front of the TV. I’ll admit it. Kenny and I love our TV. Each Fall we make a spreadsheet of all of our must see shows and set the DVR to make it all happen. I love sitting on my comfy couch at the end of the day with my laptop on my lap, my husband to the right of me, and something entertaining on the tube. Oh…and don’t forget the popcorn. It’s multi-tasking at its best.
5) My mom hasn’t given me nearly as much grief about moving back to Utah now that she can always see what my girls are up to. (Seriously, we’ve gone from her asking a few times every day, to only asking once every few days…major improvement!) Love you mom.
6) It is now perfectly acceptable to spy on other people. I prefer to use the word ‘spy’ instead of ‘stalk’. I’ve never liked the word stalk. I do, however, like the words calamity, optionality, and frigid.
7) Because of blogging I’ve become much more computer savvy. Now I only bother Kenny with computer questions every 20 minutes each night instead of every 5. Like my mom…major improvement! Life is all about improvement, isn’t it?
8) Blogging hands down beats doing laundry, vacuuming, cooking, or dishes. Plus research shows that writing about personal experiences improves memory and sleep and boosts immune cell activity. (whatever that means…it’s straight from Wikipedia and I plan to recite it every time Kenny catches me blogging instead of doing the above daily chores)
9) Blogging is such a great way to be inspired! You can learn new recipes to try (or in my case to just write down), new activities to do with your family, new ways to decorate or organize your house, new crafts for the kids. After reading blogs you often feel completely
crappy about your life and everything you’re NOT doing inspired to try new things.