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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Why I Blog.

So more than once, I have thought WHY on earth do I even keep up my blog...It takes so much time, thought, effort and I am just going to compare my blog to someone else's?  Do you ever feel that way?  I really hope so, or I must be a little crazy if I spend so much time thinking about what to write about and if mean nasty comments will pop up because I "went too far.."  

Then the reasons just came flooding to my mind on why I couldn't stop blogging:

1.  I have been able to document most of our marriage on this blog.  I started this 2.5 years ago while I was at my little office job thinking of something to fill my time because I was bored.  Who knew?

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2.  I have met some REALLY cool people on and off the internet.  I admire SOOOOOOO many of you other bloggers because honestly there are somedays when all I want to do is sleep all day and never wake up, but when I read your stories, your adventures, your trials, etc, I realize I am not the only one having a hard time at that moment and I hope that I can boost you up too!

Plus, I have been able to just chat it up and talk about girly stuff too! New friends are always good.

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3. I have been able to share exciting fun news to my bloggy friends. Who then in return are just as excited for me as they would be if we were friends in real life. Does that sound weird? I wish I had all the money in the world and we could all travel to one place and just meet each other. Don't you?

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4. So many new fun exciting opportunities have come my way and I wouldn't have known about without blogging.  That alone has paid itself off because I have gained confidence in myself to not let my talents and ambitions take a back burner.  I have realized I can be a great mom while enjoying my talents!

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I really appreciate the comments, the tweets, the follows, the emails...ALL of it! It lets me know you care and I hope I have done that in return! You're all the best!

PS I will announce the giveaway winner TONIGHT!!!

17 comments:

  1. You are totally not weird! I LOVE blogging and think about what to write about almost constantly. I do like to hear stories on other people's blogs and try to keep mine interesting and real. Thanks for blogging Diana!

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  2. I wish I had your ambition, energy and talent. Keep blogging away! I need the ray of sunshine you infuse into my day!

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  3. You were up way earlier than me too! 6am. Today was going on 9am which is late for me. I slept horribly last night for some reason.

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  4. Keep blogging! I love reading your updates and following the adventures of your adorable family :) and your prints are OK too hehe ;)

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  5. You made a great decision to keep blogging! It is great how you met so many other bloggers and you have gained so many awesome opportunities because of your blogging. As a blogger myself, I recently launched a website, www.whyiblog.com, to connect bloggers. If you would like to share your story with other bloggers feel free to post of the website! Keep up the great blogging Diana!

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  6. i feel the same:) there is nothing like the connections! i think at times I get a lack of energy with keeping up but for the most part get back into the groove and realize it's rewarding afterall! so glad to meet you and your pretty little fam:) i often say i wish we could all live in the same community---we can all donate a little and make it happen:) xoxo

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  7. I can relate to this post so much - I love it! It's such a good outlet for me. I've learned a lot, discovered a lot, and met so many wonderful people like yourself. :]

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  8. This was nice to read! It's encouraging.. I'm not doing as well at blogging as I hoped I would.. but I have hope! :)
    ~emma.

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  9. You are so sweet, I started my blog because my family lives so far away, but then I realized I have a voice and I can connect with other people even if it's not face to face, and I love that. I don't know why blogs make us more confident, but it does that for me too. Keep it up chica! You rock.

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  10. I'm glad you blog too! You're great! And I agree with all your statements.. Especially the one about flying all your bloggy friends to one location for a party.. That would be awesomeeee!!


    Janette, the Jongleur

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  11. I'm glad I found you in bloggy land. :) I whole-heartedly agree with all of this! I'm a better person because of the people I've met in bloggy world - they've challenged me, supported me, and lifted me up. :)

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  12. i think documenting is the most important part of blogging for me!! i love documenting my life thru pictures and words on my blog! :) it is pretty time consuming tho!

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  13. ALL of us can relate to what you wrote and if someone cant then they haven't been blogging long enough;-) Just know we all LOVE you and LOVE your blog!

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  14. I feel this way too! Sometimes it just gets too much, and I wonder why I keep doing it. Thanks for a reminder :)

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  15. 1. Sorry I have been computer less and busy so I haven't been able to comment

    2. I know whatitslike to have a busy husband and want to soak up all of his time. It can be rough. Ps infreaking love kneaders.

    3. The party looks like it was so fun. You girls did a great job!

    4. I am so so so so glad you are able to focus on your talents too! Seriously it is so important and you are so good. I am glad you have been able to make money from it. Your awesome!

    5. I too ask myself why I blog, and in just do it for myself and no one else. Also I plan on printing mine out one day. I think many people ask them selves that same question.

    6. Don't even compare your blog or your self to anyone else. You are amazing just the way you are. Plus you will always find someone better and someone worse, so it litterallynisn't worth the emotion and energy. But I am glad you have been able to meet some great friends and some people you truly support you.

    7. Don't worry about rude comments. Seriously I have had a few now and people always will hate. I mean even Nie Nie use to get rude comments so she disabled them. And another woman I follow who last her 20 month old gets haters too. I dont understand hownpeople could be so heartless! No one is free of the batters comments. And really it is jealous and self righteous people. So it's not worth your breath or thought. I mean how can someone so negative change your thought process? They are the ones with the miserable life haahhah! Seriously though!

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  16. Ps sorry for all the typos I am on my iPad... I miss my minature dinosaur.

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  17. sometimes i feel like i don't blog about anything, but then i go through my archives and i think, "whoa!!! this is my life!" i love your reasons, and i LOOOOOOVE blogging friends. i'm so glad us bloggers understand it and we don't give weird looks when we say "oh this friend i have that i met on my blog." haha.

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