2.08.2009

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.)

16 comments:

  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.

    Nell

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  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!

    @carissa_momif

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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

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  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. :)

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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."

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  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. :)

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  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

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

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  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!

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