Thursday, April 10, 2008

Trial Run


I'm not sure I have enough to say to warrant a blog, but I guess we'll find out.

I've had an itch to start blogging for a few different reasons. First of all, being a busy mom of two boys I don't tend to put aside much time for journaling and reflection. Often I'll have some realization or light-bulb moment while in the middle of changing a diaper, talking on the phone, and trying to keep Nate from putting paper clips in the heating vents. I'm hoping that this blog will be a place where I can occasionally gather my thoughts and reflect on them.

I was chatting with a friend about blogging the other day, kind of trying to sort out exactly why I was feeling the urge to start. She very wisely pointed out that blogging has an accountability aspect that journaling lacks. This struck a chord with me. I could just write in a journal, or since I prefer typing I could use a Word document as a journal. But if no one will ever read what I'm writing, I know I'll be tempted toward laziness in both content and form.

Of course, its likely that no one will in fact read my blog since I have no plans to email the link to friends or post it on facebook... but it is out there in cyberspace and someone COULD read it. So I will make at least a feeble attempt at readability. Hey reader, if you're out there... thanks for holding me accountable!

1 comment:

member1 said...

I clicked on "next blog" and there you were! As long as I'm here bugging a complete stranger if you want to see what my daughter has done in her blog; http://tjwgsmithfamily.blogspot.com/