Wednesday, April 15, 2009

One Year Ago

One year ago today I started this blog. I can't believe it's been a whole year!

I started this blog with a little encouragement from my friends Tif and Lindsay who both had one. I decided that this would be a good way to remember all the little and big things that happen in our lives.

Before the blog when one of the kids would do something cute, funny, or crazy and I would share the story with my mom or grandma they would always tell me that I had better write that down because one day I wouldn't be able to remember it. When it was just Emma I didn't think I would forget the big things then Ian came along and I had to remember more. Of course that meant I started forgeting things.

Since I started this blog I haven't had that problem and I have even referred back to this for details of things that have happened. My mom and grandma no longer tell me to write things down because they know if I think it's important I have it in here and for the most part they are right.

When I wrote my first post I was so nervous about it. I wasn't sure if anyone other than Lindsay and Tif would read it. I also was scared that if others did read it they would critize me. I've never been one of those people that was good at writing. In fact it was one of my worst subjects in school and the thought of people all over the world reading what I wrote was very scary. Thankfully I got over that fear very quickly and everyone I have met through blogging has been very kind to me.

I never thought something as simple as starting a blog to change and effect my life as much as this has. This has been a place for me to share my stories good and bad and connect with other people that have had similar situations. It's very nice to know no matter what you are going through there are others out there that understand or even if they don't understand they care. So for all my real life friends that read and all my blogging friends thanks for making this so great.

Here's to another year of blogging!


Anonymous said...

Hooray for your blog! I'm so glad you started it. Ever since I moved to Mount Vernon, it's made it even more difficult to keep up with the lives of my friends and family. Blogging makes such a difference in that regard. Write on, Jess! - tif

Missy said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I love reading your blog so keep up the good work!

Tabi said...

Happy Blogaversiary!!

Jen said...

Congrats on blogging for a year! It has been fun to read about your life!