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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm sitting here, my daughter home this week - and we've talking about my blog - I love doing my blog. She can't understand that at all. I've been trying to talk her into doing one and she can't fathom why she'd want one or what I get out of it. She wants to know why we blog.

My story starts with a friend who blogged and they suggested I start a blog.

So I started blogging years ago to keep a record of my thoughts. It was just going to be for me - a place to say my thoughts. Where no one could tell me or judge me - if I was right or wrong. Then it evolved into being a positive place for me to do some growing. And now I'm not sure what I'm doing or where I'm going - I'm just having fun meeting new blogger friends. So I'm constantly changing.

So will you share with me why you started blogging?

Happy Birthday Miley Ray Cyrus - (Wikipedia)

Did you know that - "Cyrus suffers from a mild form of a heart condition causing tachycardia. In her autobiography, Miles to Go, Cyrus writes, "There is never a time onstage when I'm not thinking about my heart". "

In January 2008, Cyrus announced her intent to officially change her name to "Miley Ray Cyrus," her middle name reflecting that of her father. The name change became official on May 1, 2008. " (Her original name was Destiny Hope."

I watch Hannah Montana a lot! (Trust me.) I know the kid has taken some bad publicity recently - but I think she is talented and puts on a nice show.



Mabry's gamma said...

My daughter (oldest one) talked me into blogging. I didn't think I would have anything to say (still don't) because it seemed everyone was young moms and talking about what their little ones were doing. I had no little ones until our granddaughter. But as I continued to click on other bloggers lists of who they check out, I became aware that there were alot of gals out there in every age doing all kinds of things. And 3 years later I am still here.

Changes in the wind said...

I started blogging because it was an avenue to promote my book.....It really hasn't been that profitable but I have found a whole new world in the process. I love reading other's blogs and seeing the diversity in our lives and yet the sameness. I have also found that I have been encouraged in my passion for charity (Rambling Rae) and it has given me a place of record to my little creations. This was a great question and I hope others will answer as well.

Chatty Crone said...

I love when I hear other peoples thoughts - so thank you both. It's funny - what our original plans were - EVOLVED into something better than we even thought at the beginning.

And there is a blog for everyone -

Barbara said...

Sarah got me into blogging, though I had been following a couple of blogs for a couple of years. Aside from the friendships, (which is an unexpected bonus!) being a novelist, this short form writing gives me a chance to be satisified with a little blip of writing and finish something! It's fun and simple and satisfying to do. And I can keep track of my sisters!
(Don't tell them!)

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I started blogging when I left the rat race and came home. It gives me a safe connection with the outside world and provides so much inspiration.
Living it up at Lakewood,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I started blogging in 2007 when we spent three months in London. Our son suggested (via e-mail) that we start one so we could let everybody see our pictures and know what was going on at once. He set it up and taught us how by e-mail, so we'd work on it late at night while resting our feet (and brains)after all our touring. It would have been smarter to have learned how to do it before we left on the trip, but honestly I barely knew what a blog was at that point.

When we came back, Geoff suggested that a blog about our RV travels would be fun so I started the one I do now; at the beginning of it, we backtracked to some of our old trips back to 1999 when we started RVing. Now it's pretty much current most of the time and has evolved to include a little bit more than just travel. And where it used to be really just for family and friends, now it's fun to share with blog friends as well.

I really enjoy reading other good blogs and I love it when somebody I enjoy reads mine.

I do see your daughter's point though Chatty, because I can't quite imagine how as a working mom I would have found the time to blog back then (not that we'd ever heard of such a thing back then in the dark ages ;>) I know there are a lot of young women who do, but it takes so much time just to live when you're busy with jobs AND a kid.
This was a great question. Have you ever added your blog to "Best Posts of The WEek" meme? I think people would really enjoy this post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

As if I haven't already written a book. Just to let you know it was a Chatty marathon for me this morning as I had a busy weekend. Just caught up from Friday through Monday on your blog. Fun -- I laughed, I thought, I wrote. And I figured out how to find your archives. Thanks for all!

Angela said...

Hey Chatty!

I actually had a .com way back when most didn't even have a computer. I only had family tree information up at that time. It has since then been taken down many years ago. I started blogging just last year to put up some family tree information and places that we visit for the family to see and be able to print out pictures of the family that they want so I wouldn't have to do it anymore for them. I've gave them all the link to my blog and I believe that they did look at it once or twice but that has been it. I suppose they aren't that interested in the family tree when it isn't printed out in a book for them like I used to do? They won't even email me or send me pictures of old family memembers so I can share them with others in the family. But I continue to put up any family information that I find because I like to have it there as a back up too! And now that I have made some friends I like to show them what it is like to live in West Virginia.

I do have a friend who doesn't blog who lives in Maryland that reads my blog that I try to use it as a way to show her things around here too. She really enjoys seeing my pictures that I take when I'm out and about. It is a different life here than it is where she is living.

Now, I think that maybe I should be called Chatty and not you! lol


That corgi :) said...

I didn't know that about Miley Cyrus (what her real name was, I like Destiny Hope, that's pretty too!)

also enjoyed reading how you came to become a blogger. I don't think my hubby understands my "passion" for it either.

I blog as a social outlet. I work at home and don't have much contact with others at times so online at least I can make some type of a "connection"


A Lil Enchanted said...

Honestly I started my blog to promote my web site... but I've done very little of that... I'm just enjoying meeting so many great new people :)

A Lil Enchanted,

Anonymous said...

As "Chatty's" daughter, thanks for sharing all of your thoughts! It's interesting to see the evolution in the blog process. I for one would not have enough to say to blog daily, and I don't think I could find the time, but I love to see something my mom enjoys so much and it seems like all of you do too. Great job!

ClassyChassy said...

I started my blog because Corgidogmama encouraged me to - it looked like fun, although I didn't think I'd have a lot to write about. I've gotten a lot of compliments on my writing style, and some people are fooled into thinking that I actually know what I'm doing! BIG FUN! Its been great meeting new people and learning how 'the other half' lives!

Sue said... daughter is just the opposite of yours...SHe has had a blog for a few years and she started mine for me...When she called and said I'm starting a blog for you what do you want to call it....not knowing anything about all the catchy names people have I chose one similiar to hers...with memories of our summer in Paris...if I had it to do over I would have called it "Lady in High Tops"....

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You already know this, but for posterity, I'll share.
We quit our jobs, jumped in the rv, and I wanted to record what we did for family/friends. When we came home again it evolved into something else. A place to grumble about menopause, moods, life after 50, and women's friendships. Blogging has opened windows and doors for me. I feel more bonded to my blog gals than I do my local friends. I think that I'm able to open up more via the keyboard, than face to face. It was great meeting you this Spring, Chatty. A rare opportunity.
Wish we could do that with many of our bloggie friends.

Buttercup said...

I started blogging because my goddaughter had a blog, as did a number of her friends and I really enjoyed reading them. It was also a great way to keep up. Buttercup is actually my third blog, but the other two just didn't work and I didn't have a "voice" with them. This one really works for me and I am having such a good time and meeting great people. Thanks, blog friends!