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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Top 5 Tuesday - Blog Me, Baby!

Once again, it's that time of the week!

For this Tuesday, Dana over at Supernanny, Where Are You? has asked me to think about why I blog.

Seriously. I ask once again. The list can only have 5? I could give you 50!

So, here goes.

And as always, they are in no particular order.

1. I have so much to say that my brain would explode (and I'd have no more friends) if I didn't find somewhere else to help get it all out!
2. I have always loved writing, and with such a tough couple of years of back pain, and then 2 surgeries in the last 10 moths, I have found it quite therapeutic.
3. I love being able to capture all of the funny little things that MH does and says, and document them along with pictures, since I know that years from now I will have long forgotten some of the day to day stuff. I love the fact that there are companies who will take all of this "documentation" and turn it into a book that I will be able to order and cherish for years to come (and have for MH to read when she is older and can really appreciate it).
4. Comments in my inbox make me do backflips. OK, we all know I can't do backflips. On a good back day. But, seriously, it makes me so happy when someone has read my writing and takes the time to say something about it! I still do a little happy dance each and every time.
5. Blogging allows me to reach out to anyone and everyone who wants to hear about me, my family, and our happy little life. My 83 year old grandmother who lives in Florida 9 months out of the year (and who rocks because she can do email AND read blogs!) can check in daily to see what's going on with all of us MH. My dad can pass along the link to his work clients and brag about his only favorite granddaughter, who he likes to refer to as the "dividends" of being a parent himself. And I can share my thoughts, stories, and mommy-pride with tons of amazing other women just like myself, who are blogging for the same reasons. I am making real connections with people who are like me in some way or another. I am finding such a strong and unique community, and I love it.

OK Dana, I know I kind of pushed it with number 5 there and it might count as more than one of my reasons, but I just couldn't stop myself!

Now hop on the bandwagon and make a list for yourself! You can either add your list to my comments, or write your own post and go link it at Dana's blog. She's got Mr. Linky, which makes it a snap!

Thanks again Dana for an awesome Top 5 Tuesday topic!



7 Fabulous Replies:

Dana said...

Ok, I love all your reasons, even if you did push it. I sort of agree on the limit of 5, but it really makes you think, huh?

(and really, blogger is giving me an 8 character word verification...doesn't it know I can only handle the super short ones?)

Dana said...

Yay, I did it on the first try!!!!! Up yours blogger!!!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

yeah, I need to think about getting rid of that word verification thingy . . .

Marla said...

nice list... more things we have in common ;O

Wendi said...

Great list!
Great reasons.
I completely agree with them all!

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

What a fabulous list! I love them all. Those are perfect reasons to blog!

beth said...

My list is almost exactly the same!

I especially love the idea of making a book for my girls to read in the future. I hope that reading about the good and the bad will help them understand what motherhood is really all about and also how much I love them.