Is this really a good idea?!

I can't believe I am doing this...I'm not even an avid reader of blogs! I feel nervous about putting myself out there but I also feel kind of excited about sharing my life with people. Could be fun because I really like my life:) I can tell that this is really going to be a work in progress because I'm not really sure what I want this whole thing to be about. I guess that I'll just let it evolve and see how I like it.

I've been kind of resistant to starting a blog for some time. At times, I've been interested but I guess I just have some strange hang-ups.

Here are some reasons that I haven't wanted to do a blog in the past:

  • I don't want it to replace one-on-one communication with people I care about. It would make me sad if people just read my blog (or told me to read their blog) instead of talking to me.
  • Wierd people scare me. There are some crazy people online these days...
  • I don't want to start sounding like someone else. I am annoyed when I read blogs that don't really sound like the true voice of the writer. I think that happens when people try to use all of their fancy vocabulary and make everything into a philosophical debate.
  • I've been afraid that I don't have much to say that is interesting to other people and the things that may be interesting might be too personal to share for an introvert like me.
Here are some reasons that I've decided that now is the time to jump on the bandwagon:

  • I like the idea of sharing tidbits of everyday life with those that I don't see often....you know, things that wouldn't necessarily be shared in a Christmas letter or at a wedding. I hope that this can be used as a supplement to communication, not a replacement.
  • Wierd people still scare me but I think that there are ways to protect myself and my family.
  • I've read a few blogs lately that are really well done and enjoyable without sounding forced or as though they are trying to impress anyone. I like that.
  • I've come to the conclusion that if someone cares about me, they will care about the little things in my life that seem insignificant to everyone else and will enjoy knowing what my life is like on a normal day.
  • Here's the big one: We have family who we don't see often enough and I want to be able to give them a little peek into Parker's world.
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Dan said...

>:) I'm thrilled you have started your first blog! Nice work.

Paul said...

Great Idea Amy!
It's nice to see pictures of Parker other than the ones Vicky takes!
I may start my own, but I too am scared of wierd people...
Wait a minute... I am a wierd person!
We Love you guys!

Vale said...

Thought #1: I really identify your comments about having/doing a blog. Mostly I just feel like people don't have personalized conversations anymore since they are writing for the "greater audience." I enjoyed your list of pros and cons though I can really relate to it.

Thought #2: I really enjoyed getting to know you better at Bloomsday. Will there be a Bloomsday #2?

Take Care.

Amy said...

Bloomsday #2...yes! Let's make a tradition:)

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