Can you blog about blogging? And other stuff I don't know.

I've been thinking about this, rambling it to my husband and finally decided to type it here.

(That's okay, right?)

I don't totally understand blogging.

I mean, I get it, I know why I do it, but the blogging culture is still somewhat mysterious to me. Am I like... a blogger? Or just someone with a blog?

(Okay, two blogs. And a twitter account. And facebook. And I swear I spend my entire day taking care of my kids and only do this at night. Though yes, I maybe carry my iPod touch around the house and refresh twitter and obsessively check my email while doing the otherwise all-consuming childcare, because really, without this little online social life I would probably just lie facedown on the floor and cry from time to time.)

I started this blog to write about the stuff I found too dorky and unrelated to my babies to put on my other blog. My other blog is password protected and full of baby pictures and a small circle of girl friends read it and that's that. Or that was that for two years, and then my grandma started reading it too and my self-deprecating anxiety over posting random thoughts on breastfeeding and coffee tables reached all-time high levels and forced me to start this new blog.

When I started this blog a few months ago I thought I would only post about the many beautiful things I found online. A way to keep my bookmarks uncluttered. This way, I rationalized, I could fantasize about well designed items without actually spending money.

Then some funny things happened. One, I forced myself to stop looking at design blogs and instead accept my house the way it is for awhile. And two, I started getting a few readers.

Now this blog is a free for all of random things (though I will still spare you the updates from the pediatrician) and I don't know what I'm doing or how to do it or if I'm doing it right, I just know I'm doing it. And it's fun. And I have already, in my short amount of time in the public blog world made some connections with really cool ladies. Ladies whose blogs I had never read or seen or laughed at until I opened myself up to try. So I think I'll keep on, even if I'm clueless. And if you're reading this and don't usually comment I would love to hear from you. I want to read your blog, too.

Also, I think I may have accidentally made it seem that I think 25 is "old" when it is so NOT old (I actually have some insecurity over feeling too young most of the time) and I hope I didn't offend anyone. The point of that post was that this little 20 year old boy plainly thought I was old when doesn't he know I feel like I just graduated from high school? This is unrelated but after much effort could not work it in any other way and wanted to be sure I said it.

(Yes that had been stressing me out since I published that post.)

Also, I think I may overuse parenthesis.

(I'll work on it.)


  1. Your posts and writing style always make me smile. You're fast becoming one of my most favorite bloggers.

    And to answer your question I do believe you're a blogger. You have a blog. You're a blogger in my mind. ;)

    You have a great blog by the way. I'm so glad I found you.


  2. since I'm 36, (in a month :) I'll try to let the 25 is old comment slide. I was really upset when I turned 30, seemed like a big bad number. But it passed, and I still feel like a kid sometimes too. I love the title of your blog!
    I quote from blissdom this weekend. If you have 100 visits, you are in the top 10% of mommybloggers. So ASPIRE baby!


  3. of course you can blog about blogging. it's all yours and you can do whatever you want :-)

  4. I totally see where your coming from.

    It seems other bloggers have a style or a certain thing they write about. My blog is a jumble of ideas or thoughts.

    Love your blog btw!

  5. Knowing both you in the real world and your blog, I think that your blog is a beautiful extension of yourself. You and your blog are completely lovely I am always very happy when you post.

  6. Found you on twitter! I'm gonna cast a vote for yes...you are a blogger!
    Nice work and wow 25 is soooo not old, I'm 47 ~ 'nough said :)
    ~Robin Rane
    ~All Things Home

  7. Your posts make me laugh! You're certainly a blogger, and quite a fabulous one at that.
    You're sidetrack on age made me remember an incident with my now best friend. When we met, she was 19 and I was a mere 22. She found out how old I was, and no lie, she actually said, "Oh, my God, you are so OLD." Yeah. She has no inner censor. I forgive her now. :)

  8. Your new header is SO cute. Love the bow. I'm not at all qualified to say what makes you a "blogger." The whole blogger world is a bit out of my orbit. All I know is that I love reading your posts. You make me laugh, you make me think, you make me miss you.

  9. Um, yeah, that last one was from me. I'm sure Nate would love your blog if he read it. :-)

  10. Ha ha! Cute post! Personally, I like the blogs that are a random mix of all kinds of stuff. And, no, that's not just because what my blog is! ;)

    Keep it up!

  11. Do you know how much I love your blog? Seriously. I am SO happy I found it. You have such a great writing style and I especially like the posts where you "ramble" on about randomness (like this one...).

    In fact, your blog is so wonderful that it makes me re-consider all of the product reviews I do on my blog. I love doing product reviews, but I also love these personal-style posts too... :)

    P.S. I totally check my e-mail throughout the day too - in little bursts. As you said so beautifully, "...without this little online social life I would probably just lie facedown on the floor and cry from time to time."

  12. This is funny. I've had a blog for 2 1/2 years. It started out as a practice ground for my writing and, over the years, has been many things depending on my mood. Mostly it's just a window into my life: motherhood, spirituality, books, quirkiness and lots of random thoughts. :)

  13. "Though yes, I maybe carry my iPod touch around the house and refresh twitter and obsessively check my email while doing the otherwise all-consuming childcare, because really, without this little online social life I would probably just lie facedown on the floor and cry from time to time.)"

    this sums up my day perfectly! actually a lot of this blog really resonated with me! nice to know i am not the only one :) -- laura

  14. Keep it up! i love your blog, you make me laugh, not laughing at you but with you of course.

  15. i'm still trying to figure all that out too! plus, i now find myself contributing to two different blog communities. how did that happen?

    i don't even know what to write about half the time. but like you said, without my blogging "friends" (more and more of whom i have never met), i would be too lonely to survive!