Thursday, October 12, 2006

On Blogs and Blogging

It seems I have ventured into a new territory called "blogging". Originally, my only exposure to blogs were the ones that documented families' adoption trips to China, and updates on these beautiful children. I started this blog to keep family and friends updated on what our girls were doing and how our adoption of Sarah was progressing. Somehow, I found a blog that had nothing to do with China adoption, then clicked on links to others' blogs, and on and on it went. I was bookmarking all these great blogs so I could check in on them daily, but the list just got waaaaay too long! I finally narrowed it down to about a half dozen favorites. All are written by women, most are Christians, and most have been blessed by adoption, but not all from China. I am especially fond of http://owlhaven.wordpress.com, http://largerfamilies.blogspot.com, http://always-in-myheart.blogspot.com, and http://militaryfam.blogspot.com.

Which made me think about what I am hoping to accomplish with my blog. Many of the blogs I've been reading are read by hundreds of people daily. Is that what I want? Also, do I really need the pressure of having to post daily (or, at least, way more often than I do)? Who's my audience? And really, is anyone truly interested in what our little family did on summer vacation or on Family Night or the fact that Hannah's teeth are loose or that we have a new kitchen... I think the only ones interested in that stuff are immediate family and a few close friends. And us, of course. But then I look at my favorite blogs, and these are just ordinary people living their lives that are plenty interesting to me when I just hear what Mom made for dinner or what kind of sink cleanser she loves or the funny outfit her child put together. So maybe someone indeed does want to read my musings about potty training and ballet lessons and Sunday School.

I have found, however, that it is way too easy to get drawn into all this "slice of life" stuff, reading blogs for hours, and forgetting to live my own "slice" at that moment. But maybe I can step up my efforts to post more often with some of the everyday stuff that goes on around Casa Cormier. At the very least, maybe the girls will enjoy all this someday...

7 comments:

owlhaven said...

Thanks for joining in the fun over at my place yesterday!

Mary

Susy Q said...

Hello,
My name is Susanna and I am fifteen years old. My family is also adopting- we're currently waiting for the referral of a baby of either gender up to 16 mos (my blog, if you're interested, is http://www.bigsisdiaries.blogspot.com) I just found your blog through Owlhaven (yes, I joined in on the 1000 posts!) Good luck with your adoption!

5KidMom said...

You have beautiful little girls. They certainly look like they brighten your days. That is what people come back for. Keep sharing. 8^)

Patrick and Cindy said...

Becky,
I just stopped over to see what was new...you've added a lot to your blog since I last visited. It looks great! It's fun to see what's new at the Cormier house. Congratulations on the wait for #4!!
Cindy (from the March LID '04 group)

Amy said...

How are things going with the adoption? You've been quiet! Amy

Becca said...

Hey Becky,
So glad you stopped by! You have a lovely blog. It's amazing how interesting these little slices of life can be.

april said...

What an encouragment you are to women with adoption dreams. That may be the best reason to blog the silly little things that happen to your "ordinary" family everyday.

Blogging does have the ability to take the place of the real life that we're living. I try to limit my reading and writing to once a day and reading in the evenings. Sometimes it's hard because it's so addictive!