It that time of year for me to publish my blog into a hardbound book. I'm actually a little late doing it, but with being a little house bound and lethargic, I finally got bored enough to do it. I enjoy it, don't get me wrong. It's just that there always seemed to be something else that could have been done. Today there were no more excuses. I've been copying/pasting for an hour, and I'm half-way through last year. I posted a lot last year! Here are some of my thoughts about the blog:
*I have determined that as an organized mother, I fail. I read LAST year's Easter post, and it said something like "Next year maybe we will have coordinating clothes..." That's what I said THIS year!
*I have a hard time with the whole "blog" thing. I love to read blogs, but I'm not a blogger. I just need to stick with what my ultimate goal is: a journal of our life events and a way for friends/family to stay informed of our happenings.
*Sometimes I blog so much that I have nothing to talk about at social gatherings. Everyone already know the interesting stories or funny events.
*I have a love/hate relationship with comments. I hate how there is a part of me who wants to be all popular and wonders why no one leaves comments. I hate that I even think that- but yet, sometimes I wonder. And then I tell myself (because I talk to myself A LOT-I'm my own best friend-and worst enemy...) "Who cares? I'm not writing for anyone but my little family." Publishing this last year has reminded me of my purpose. Whew! No more stress trying to be clever!
*I should edit. Really, I am a good writer and know most of the grammar rules and how to spell. I just get in a hurry. (I am editing for mistakes before publishing!)
*My favorite posts are of things my kids said or did. I know these will be family favorites when they have kids and I pull out the book and say, "Here, come see what your dad did!" (To Ed's kids.)
I really so enjoy reading all those fun, informative, entertaining blogs. But I think my favorites are just the everyday happenings of people I know.
Now, back to work! We are without a remote control. Ryan accidently sent ours to Bakersfield and went to get it back today. We've been stuck on a Disney channel, and I'm am about sick of "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody." Cute show, but only for one episode at a time.
Marcie- open up a new Word document, format your pages to 8.25X10.75 with .5" margins top and bottom, and .6 for the sides. Start copying/pasting. Check in with ya later on this one- I know we said we'd do this in April. April is almost over!