As you reflect back on your time blogging,
tweeting and Facebooking, what has surprised you most?
When I started my blog (exactly six months and seven days ago) I had no idea what I was getting into! I was just having a rough mom day and wanted a place to vent, but blogging has surprised me in so many ways…or at least six.
I was surprised…I had so much to ramble about! The first couple of months, I didn’t actually think I would keep blogging. I kept telling my husband, “I’ve got nothing else to write about after this.” Yet, here I am…still writing.
I was surprised…that I can reread my post ten times before I publish and still NOT notice several ridiculous typos!!! Thankfully, my mom always calls me a few days after I have published a post to point them out. Love you Mom!
I was surprised…that I’ve made friends. I initially enjoyed reading other blogs, but I had no expectations of actually getting to know these strangers. Now I consider many of the people I read about friends and even (gasp) met a blog friend a few weeks ago. She turned out to be even more fabulous in person.
I was surprised…that someone would be anything but truthful on a blog. Yet, as you may know, I was blog buddies with a woman who claimed to be pregnant, then later found out she was deceptive and even stealing pictures from various flickr accounts. Lesson learned…I think.
I was surprised…OK, y’all are going to hate me for this one, but it was a welcomed surprise. I’ve lost about 12 pounds since I started blogging! I’ve found it’s hard to type and eat at the same time, so my late night snack binges took a hit. And that seals the deal. I will be blogging–forever!
I was surprised…at how much perspective blogging has given me. I’ve read so many stories about women whose struggles are far worse than my own. Despite my consistent complaining, it’s hard to blog and not count my blessings!