Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life Is Tough - Blog About It

A friend suggested I start blogging. Blogging, really? She made me an offer to be a regular comment poster on her site, then I started this site and the rest is history. I love blogging because it’s cathartic. The exercise of writing helps me work through the humor of motherhood and the complexity of relationships. My blog and I suspect many others give us the freedom to write about things we may not feel completely comfortable talking about. My new blogging motto should be: life is tough – blog about it. Ha!
It’s also refreshing to see other bloggers, particularly Moms, finding themselves again. My 16 month old isn’t all that interested in my philosophical question of the day, so my blog becomes the voice that isn’t heard during daylight. Through this experience, I’ve found myself connecting with other bloggers – which was a lovely surprise. Blogging friends are kind, supportive and interesting.
This ‘hobby’ has become an outlet and the identity that I needed when I decided to stay at home with my baby girl. So thank you for following me and reading/commenting on my posts. I sincerely appreciate you. Speaking of you, why do you like blogging?

16 comments:

  1. I agree! Isolation is not good for anyone, even (especially?) a mama who's chosen to stay at home with her babes. Thankfully, it's so much easier to connect with people in similar situations these days. I love to blog for many of the reasons you list. I love getting thoughts "out of my head", where I can see them more clearly. I love having a place to decompress at the end of a stressful day. And I love getting an opportunity to share an experience in my life, to discover that someone else out there has been through the same thing. Knowing that makes the highs and lows of motherhood manageable and less overwhelming.

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  2. I love the fact that I have a forum that I can post my photos, dreams, ideas, etc. My blog is my form of the dream book in "Up!" One day I can post the everyday mundane things, like the funny things the kiddo says, and the next, the dreams that I have for myself that I can't bring myself to say out loud. Like I say in my blog, my blog is the ONE THING in my life that I don't have to share with anyone (although I usually end up sharing it with EVERYONE in a different sense). :o)

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  3. Andrea and Pink Planet - great comments! Connecting and realizing we are not alone is incredibly comforting. Andrea - your point about 'it's the one thing you don't have to share' is right on. Thanks Ladies

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  4. You have a great blog TV and I love visiting every day! The music always lifts my spirits and your posts always give the readers something to think about! I am happy you came into the blog world!

    Mama Hen

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  5. I like being able to blog and have adult conversation. While blogging is the balm for my creative itch, it still beats the mundane of everyday life with kids. While we love them more than life, sometimes we want--life. In high heels?

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  6. I have to say I'm glad you feel the need to blog because your readers appreciate you, too! I have to agree that I blog because it is not only mine but, due to the fact that not only am I taking care of my daughter but I work from home, I really get zero adult interaction besides my fiance. It's nice to feel like there are women out there I can relate to and who can relate to me. Keep it up and stay happy! :)

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  7. I totally blog to to give myself a voice that isn't heard all that much during the day. My blog is an outlet and something I do for me. It's also something I never thought I would enjoy doing. It's also cool to learn new things and explore the blogosphere! One of my fears when I decided to be a SAHM was that I would be completely out of touch when I went back to work. Blogging has helped learn some new skills and keep with my writing so I'm less nervous now... plus it's a great creative outlet!

    Keep blogging! Love your posts!

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  8. I certainly agree! blogging is therapeutic and it comes for free hehehhe.. I also meet a lot of awesome friends thru blogging and it felt wonderful to be connected with these people even through writing.

    Keep blogging and I'm looking forward to reading more posts from you. :)

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  9. You're welcome! I love blogging because I love writing about silly things! It's a lot of fun for me and it's an extra bonus that people like to read it.

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  10. Great post! You have a point about moms finding themselves again. I love blogging, it's a wonderful outlet for creativity and therapy! My blogging journey has taken interesting turns, which I'll share about in a future post...have an awesome weekend!

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  11. i found you via MBC! i just became your follower and would love to have you follow me at mangia-bella.blogspot.com

    i loved your post and can definitely relate, blogging has been such an incredible outlet for me to have a place to put all of these thoughts in my head that are dying to get out - looking forward to going on this journey with you - have a glorious day sweet bella

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  12. I love this! Blogging is definitely an outlet for me. But it is an also a source of community, a way to connect. I've felt so great just working through some things as I write about them. But at the same time I've loved hearing from other people who have been there or have opinions or ideas or insights that are similar to mine. Or even different. I just love finding & connecting with people.

    PS - when I came to your blog today, This Years Love by David Gray was playing & I got so happy! I absolutely LOVE that song! It's in like 5 movies & everytime I'm just like "ahhhh" it's so beautiful!

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  13. I started blogging while I was working FT and this past fall I lost that FT job so now blogging has become my outlet. It's my outlet to share creative ideas, talk about mommy & me projects, or just about life but it's my one thing that I can look forward to each day. It's my adult activity during the day. ;) Plus, I love meeting new people even though we may never meet I love meeting other blogging Moms. It's nice to sometimes feel like I'm not alone with everyday life struggles! I really enjoy reading your posts! ;) Have a great weekend!

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  14. Really, really well said. I think so many mommy bloggers feel the same.

    For me, it started because I needed it. It was cathartic. And then I realized I needed that creative outlet.

    The first few posts on my blog were actually my way of sharing a part of me that I had kept hidden for so long. It was my way of telling people in my life, without having to actually tell them. Does that make sense?

    If you are interested, here is my very first post called Infinite Possibilities...

    http://sofiasideas.com/2010/02/01/hello-world/

    And thanks for following me BTW! :)

    Sofia's Ideas

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  15. Came by to say hello and hear some great music! Have a great weekend!

    Mama Hen

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  16. You're absolutely right! I had a career teaching and missed that interaction, and the feeling that I was being heard!
    I'm glad you're here and that I'm not in the blogosphere too!

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