This is it-my 500th post! I can't believe I've rambled off 500 of these bad boys. Blogging has been such a fun journey. It started off with me posting maybe once a month, just as a little journal. Then it grew to once a week, twice a week, and now I'm a full fledged blog addict with posts daily!
Here are my top reasons for loving this thang called blogging:
-Its a journal of my life, my relationship with my husband, what my amazing kids are doing, the ups, the downs, the love we share, the kids "firsts," the fun stuff we do, the hilarious things that happen, just life! I am so glad that I started doing this over two years ago. And I absolutely cannot wait to make my first blog book(You can make awesome books out of your blog with Blurb.com!)
-I love how blogging helps me to focus on the positive in my life. You usually don't post the crappy stuff that happens, you post the good(and sometimes the crappy if there is humor involved:) As I look through past posts, I am only more reminded of what a great life I have. Its not perfect, but when I read through old posts, I smile:) I have a lot to smile about! I am truly blessed and blogging has helped me to recognize that even more.
-Family members and friends that live far away are able to see what we are up to(most importantly, what the kids are up to:). I know the kids grandparents especially, just LOVE to see pictures and watch videos of the girls. I love that I'm able to let them into our lives in this way. I hate that we live far away, but at least we have these means to communicate.
-I have reconnected with so many old friends.
-I have also become better friends with the people that live around me that blog. Its something we have in common and something to talk about. I think thats how Melissa and I became besties originally -by becoming blog buds and then real life buds:) Also, by blurking on blogs of friends of friends in our area, I have become friends with other gals around here that I would've never known from other wards in our church. The blog party we threw was awesome. I met a lot of great gals!
-I have also made lots of new friends, some of which I have never met, but love dearly! I feel like I really know you all! You are all awesome and uplift and inspire me with your posts. And some of you just make me laugh so hard! You know who you are:)
-I love reading all of your blogs! There are so many amazing women out there. I love reading about your lives, seeing all we have in common, laughing at the funny things you say and do, reading your inspirational thoughts, feeling I'm not alone in this stay at home mommy thing, getting great ideas, copying those great ideas, etc.
-I love reading your comments(what blogger doesn't love a comment?). They truly brighten my day. I can't believe that people actually take the time to read and comment on my little ole blog sometimes. Its like I have my own little internet posse of friends that support me, love me, and make me feel all warm and tingly inside:) I love all of my fellow blogging friends. Thanks for the support you have given me, especially when I've posted about tough times recently.
Lookin forward to another 500! And no, sorry I don't do giveaways on this blog. Mainly cuz I'm cheap like that. My gift to you is just the knowledge that I will post forever and ever. Whats better than that? :)