Sunday, January 20, 2013

Why would you do THAT?

So, herein again....a quick navel-gazing session whereby I explore the "why" of blogging.  I know that most of you who have been around for a long time know that this is simply a journal.  (I've been online for almost ten years now...embarrassingly so, sometimes.)  When I think of it this way, I wonder why I haven't accomplished more in a decade.  :)

After five years in Southern Indiana, we've settled into our community.  I've met new people, made new friends....and the world is even more connected.  I guess that I just want to give a little explanation to any new readers.  Over the years, I've gotten quizzed -

"What do you hope to accomplish with a blog?"  (Which sent me into a spiraling existential crisis when I couldn't come up with a real PURPOSE...) and, from my very private siblings, "Why would you do THAT?"

Well....honestly....to answer both of the questions for old friends and new,

I dunno.  :)

I have no agenda.  I've lived long enough now to realize that I don't actually know enough about life to tell other people how to live theirs.  I have enough on my plate to even notice how you are juggling yours.  (And I think that's good....I think that's a point God's been trying to get across to me for a long, long time.  "Hey you - live YOUR life.  Live the life that I have for YOU and the ones I've blessed you with.  Mind your own business.  Start by making YOUR world better, and let me deal with the overflow or whatever happens after that.")

So, that's it.  Just...living life....and loving to write (and needing to write so that I stay in some sort of practice) and missing the record of our days when times are too busy to blog. 

There are times over the years when I have avoided blogging certain things because they are mundane or boring, and I've thought..."who really wants to read this?"

I guess I'm over that.  :)  If I'm blogging to keep a record, well, very often, being a "stay-at-home-homeschooling mom" is quite mundane.  (I know, I know.  Try to not let me see that shocked face, okay?)

So, along with satisfying your curiosity with large families, you'll be getting a regular farm report.

Just not at dawn.  I'm too lazy for that.

Thanks for stopping by....






9 comments:

  1. I'm SOOOOOO glad you're back. I was so excited the other day to check your blog and see an update. I might be odd, but I find the mundane happenings of life very interesting! I'm glad you'll be blogging again. I've missed your blog!

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    1. Awww! I can't believe you stuck around! Thank you so much!

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    1. Sara - YES! That's Zeke! :) I have about 50 chickens right now...

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    2. *GASP* YOU lucky country girl you!

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    3. I know!!!

      Holly

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  3. looking forward to hearing about your farming adventures. followed your blog for about 7yrs. have always enjoyed your acceptance of readers that do not homeschool. i enjoy hearing about the mundane. most of life is the small things.

    Ann

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  4. Ann - thank you! I wish it had not taken me so many years to realize that as you say, most of life *is* the small things.

    Holly

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  5. What a pretty chicken! :)

    I think that's why any of us blot - we like to write, we want to share a thought or an experience, keep track of memories. It's all good. :)

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