Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I used to be a Blogger

I don't even really know what to say.  Or write about.  I only know that I miss blogging.  And for the past several weeks I've felt the call of the blogosphere tugging at my fingertips.  Things will happen in my life that I want to write about.  Or something will happen in the news that I want to share my views on.  But not in a combative, Facebook debate sort of way.  And then I think - I wish I was still blogging.

The world of blogging has changed so much since I first started my blog years ago.  Back then we had a little circle of blogging friends who visited each other regularly, started getting to know each other, and in many cases lasting friendships in the real world were made.  I still keep in touch with many of those friends I made through facebook, or texting.  Some have gone on to be big-time money-making famous bloggers.  Others have quit blogging.  In both cases, I miss reading their blogs each day, giving my little piece of input on their posts, and I miss seeing the comments they left on whatever post I had made that day.  It was a time-consuming, sometimes not very productive way of life - but it sure was fun. :)  Then I felt like when I was making a post, I had an actual audience that I was speaking to.  Now it feels weird - like I'm just typing to no one.  I have no idea who, if anyone will see this post.  I sort of feel like a new blogger just starting out again, with no audience, and no way of knowing if there is a potential audience out there.

For those who may be past readers of my blog - how has life been treating you?  I have a whole pile of news about our life to catch you up on!

Like for example: My baby is 2 1/2, my girls are in 4th, 7th and 9th grades, and my son is a SENIOR!  WHAT??  I seriously blinked and boom - they're big.  It'll take awhile to get up to date on each of their lives.  But they amaze me and make me proud every day.  Also, Jeremy and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage this winter!  TWENTY!!!  That is CA-razy!! I seriously cannot be that old.  No. Way.

So here's to my attempt at getting back to blogging.  I don't know how well I'll do, I just know that I need to give it a shot.  Because I really miss it.  And I miss the connections made with so many great women out there and would like to be part of a community like that once again.

Do me a favor, will ya?  If you happen to be reading this post, just leave a little comment to say "hi", just so I know you're out there. ;)  Thanks!

10 comments:

Pugster... said...

Hi! ♡

Boulter trouble said...

Hi!

Lydia said...

Hi

Lydia said...

Hi

Karen Peterson said...

Welcome back, friend! It's been awhile! I hope this is the start of something, and not just a one-time post!

Sarah Cardell said...

Hi. :) you're inspiring me to answer that tug in my old blogging fingertips!

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Hi Xazmin! I miss blogging too. Your family has grown so much. A senior wow! I have 3 married kids now and my daughter is leaving for a mission to New Zealand in about 6 weeks. Life goes on doesn't it!

Rachelle said...

Hi! I've felt that same tug to start blogging again. Good for you for starting back up, maybe it'll inspire me to get going again.

Amy Involuntary said...

Funny, I have been feeling the same thing. I decided to blog in earnest again about a week ago. Maybe with all of us old school bloggers getting back into the game, some semblance of that wonderful blogging community will come back. At any rate, it will be a lot of fun getting to know you for real. :)

Randomlicious Memoirs said...

Hi I'm here! I also miss blogging and need to get back in it!! :) Good luck!