Thursday, January 8, 2009

Why I began to blog

Okay, so it has been around two weeks since I began this wild ride into blog writing.  I only just began reading blogs a few months ago.  Talk about a whole 'nother world that I had no idea existed!  

Anyway, I wanted to jump in, but now that it has been count 'em 2 weeks I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.  There is a lot to learn about this blog world --, comments, memes, carnivals, RSS feeds, widgets, gadgets, trackback, ping, permalink -- ya'll it's more chaos than even my home! 

But, still I'm glad to be here and I do apologize for any mistakes I may be making.  I'm new!

Why I began to blog:
1. To encourage me to write more, something I've always enjoyed.

2. To chronicle this time in my life so I will always remember what it was like, the lessons I learned and the blessings God provided along the way.  

3. So that maybe someday if my baby girl is in the throws of raising small children she will be interested to read what her mom experienced, felt, and did while I was raising her and her brothers.

4. To connect with and learn from other bloggers, people who have gone before me and people that are currently going through similar life phases.

5. To hopefully be helpful and encouraging to other moms.

6. And I pray, to glorify God .  Oh Lord, please show me the way!

1 Thess 2:4, "We have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who examines our hearts." 


  1. I love your goal to be "encouraging to others." That's my life verse right now, 1 Thess. 5:11. Thanks for encouraging me! The capture monster is visiting my home tonight...

  2. i know--it is a whole other world! i'm not a scrapbooker, and i feel like blogging creates a good record, too--and you "meet" cool people:)

    amen to learning to better glorify God. blessings and peace.

  3. Hi Allison, I'll stop after this, I promise!! (this is my third today...starting to feel a little like a mommy stalker!LOL), but was just reading through some of your old posts and laughed at how similar your confusion about blogging last year is to mine right now- just wrote a post about it myself! (

    Anyway- it looks like you've found your way, which is encouraging as I continue down this path...and I totally know what you mean by asking is it a worthwhile use of your time... etc. But it has been a great outlet for me as a SAHM...I was feeling a bit trapped before and feeling like I have somewhere to focus my writing energies for now...Thanks for blogging!


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