Friday, August 20

Random thoughts on Blogging

Blogging has been a funny thing for me.

Sometimes it is my release, sometimes a burden.

Being an introvert, it is not always able to put myself out there; this is a way for me to discuss my life and thoughts to others without pushing myself or my views on them. Readers can choose to read, comment, skim or just look at pictures.

Usually I blog for myself, sometimes it is for others to be caught up in my life, for grandparents, friends, family, long lost friends, and some perfect strangers, to see pictures and updates of my family.

I go through stages where I blog a lot
then I get burned out.

Does anyone even read this?
What is the point?
I want to document our lives; I want to post pictures so everyone can see my children without sending mass amounts of e-mails.
I don’t want to bore my readers, I don’t want to offend with my thoughts, I just want to share.

Admittedly, it is a struggle at times, there are things I think about and want to share, but become afraid of saying the wrong thing or exposing too much of myself.

Do others want to read my thoughts or should I just post pictures to look at?
Do I share too much of my life?
Not enough?
I have to find the right balance for myself.

Ultimately this is my outlet,
This is for me.
I must remember my purpose.

This is my blog,
this is my family’s journey,
open for viewers to see.

This is my life.


pvon said...

When we are unable to visit as often as we might like- when distance makes for a long trip- then your blog does help us keep abreast of what is going on in your lives and the pictures help to see the little ones grow. Not as nice as sharing time together, but the next best thing. Grandma

Random Thoughts said...

I check your blog every morning and am so happy to see a new entry. I love hearing about your life and seeing the boys - it's a little piece of family in my heart. Thank you.

Auntie Wiesow's Ramblings said...

I love to read your blog. I check to see if there's a new entry every day. You write honestly and I appreciate that, especially as another mom who is still learning. Love you Rachie!

Kevin and Bekah said...

I skim for pictures . . .

Janelle said...

I love reading your blog and am rarely bored by it. I dont think you overshare your life and the sweet stories of your children make me smile. In fact, I look forward to new blogs from you (and might be inspired to do my own). Pictures are fun too!