Thursday’s Thirteen

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Reasons I Blog

1. For relaxation
At the end of the day I like to sit down and ask myself what on earth I just did. Was my existence worth while today? Turns out it was good that I woke up and made coffee and food, but sitting down and thinking about it and hitting “publish” just completes that nicely.

2. For enjoyment
It’s just fun. Read on for more on this. :)

3. To be connected
My family lives far away and I find blogging to be a great way to keep touch–of course the phone is good too, but this is a little extra something.

4. As a creative outlet
I have so much fun hooking my pictures up with words; it’s the closest I’ll ever get to scrapbooking. No glue or mess here, just little remembries.

5. Blogging helps me collect
I like to lay away my memories here on my own personal piece of web land. Sitting down each evening and writing down the latest wonders helps me separate out and organize the collection.

6. To share
My mommy heart bursts with pride each time my child does something new, or repeats a behavior that I just find particularly adorable. I love having you there to react the same way I do! And of course I love visiting your blogs too, and sharing in with the fun things you’re seeing your kids do.

7. To shake away the lonely
While I am happy being married, pregnant and having a 22 month old to keep me entertained, I do get lonely! Your comments and happy attitudes, advice and suggestions totally brighten my day.

8. Because it’s easy
Like all habits, it takes a little while to grow into. But once hooked, blogging regularly can’t easily be shaken! It’s like brushing teeth in the morning.

9. As a Get Away
My life is very much here and now. I often feel like I rush to have to do what I feel I need to keep going, it’s the same thing every day and really could get dull.
While blogging helps me refocus on what I’m here for, it’s also a break. I get to read the stories of other people and learn about a world outside of myself through the eyes of others. I’ve become completely addicted to reading the lives of people who I would never have known of if it weren’t for this thing called blogging.

10. It distracts me
OK. We all know I crave those real labor pains! Enough with these crazy Braxton Hicks. But when I tell myself that I need to sit down and try to write something interesting at the end of the day I’m able to go through it keeping an eye out for the funnies and sweetness that I might pass over with my natural tendency to just become absorbed in my own physical discomfort.

11. Because I wanna be famous
No, not really. I want to glorify God. That’s the chief end, right? According the Westminster Confession of Faith anyway. :)
But it’s true, sorta. Deep inside I want people to remember me when I’m gone. Back in the days when people used physical journals–you know, wrote in actual binders on paper with pen, I secretly hoped someone would find my private thoughts and read them.
Thanks to blogging I can be famous now, read by people all over the globe. And, if the Internet world doesn’t go into oblivion, these thoughts of today will be there somewhere forever.

12. I love you
Each and every one of you are dear to me and I love that I can reach out to you in my own little way. Hopefully I bring a smile to your face, I know you do that for me when I read your stories or get your feedback through comments. I love you. :)

13. Because I can
So far I have no reason not to.

Inspiration for today’s Thursday’s 13: A quiz my mom posted on her blog.

If you’re a bloggy person too, or even if you just imagine what you’d write about if you were, this is a fun one to do. It takes like five seconds.
Here’s the results that I got.


Your Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful


You’ve got a ton of brain power, and you leverage it into brilliant blog.
Both creative and logical, you come up with amazing ideas and insights.
A total perfectionist, you find yourself revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.
You blog for yourself – and you don’t care how popular (or unpopular) your blog is!
What’s Your Blogging Personality?

Kinda neat, eh?

And get this: For the first time in my nearly three years behind the keyboard I’m finally WORTH something:


My blog is worth $4,516.32.
How much is your blog worth?

I know…you think that’s just a randomly generated number. And yes, I know it doesn’t mean anything, I’m not that crazy! But I’ve probably entered my URL in there a dozen times over the past year and always come up with zero.
Maybe they just know my blog anniversary is coming up and are being nice?

Happy Thursday everyone! :)
And thanks for reading my blog.

10 Responses to “Thursday’s Thirteen”

  1. Gramma Momma says:

    Wow! You could enter that post in a “Why I Blog” contest. It IS insightful. :) I know I’m sure glad you blog! Now I have to see what my blog is worth. I’m expecting $0. We’ll see. :P

    Gramma Momma’s last blog post..Thirteen Things I did after work on Wednesday

  2. Gramma Momma says:

    Boohoo! $0 it is. Oh, well, I’m not blogging for money, so that makes sense, I guess. :)

    Gramma Momma’s last blog post..Thirteen Things I did after work on Wednesday

  3. Kathie says:

    Great list- and inspiring. I’m going to part-time at work on July 1, so maybe I’ll finally have time to focus on a blog:).

  4. Laura says:

    I just got zero again too! :P

  5. Jennifer says:

    I’m a harmonious blogger! Good thing they haven’t read my griping entries lately! :D

    Jennifer’s last blog post..?Trudge, Trudge, Trudge!!!?

  6. Tater's Mom says:

    Such a great post!! Your 13 made me smile and I found myself nodding my head in agreement! I, for one, am SO glad you have all those reasons to blog – because I get to enjoy it!! :)

    Tater’s Mom’s last blog post..You?re my lady

  7. lauren says:

    yay!

  8. Rebecca says:

    What a lovely post. I love you, too! :)

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Flashback Friday: Summer of 2005

  9. Rebecca says:

    By the way, my blogging personality is “private performer”:

    Your blog is your stage – with your visitors your adoring fans.
    At least, that’s how you write with your witty one liners.
    And while you like attention, you value your privacy.
    You’re likely to have an anonymous blog – or turn off comments.

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Flashback Friday: Summer of 2005

  10. Trish says:

    Great reasons to blog Laura – I enjoy it too and for relaxation.

    Trish’s last blog post..Fabulous Prizes – Monster raffle

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