Recently I lost myself in the following and popularity side of the blog world. I think it's easy to get sucked into blogging for others to read sometimes. Last week on Kelly's Korner (which is an awesome and very popular blog), the topic of her Show Us Your Life was Blogging Tips. What I loved though was her honesty about why she blogs. That was when I realized that I had gotten lost in the blogosphere, and it reminded me of why I blog.
While I would like people to read what I write, that isn't why I blog. I blog because I like to write. When I write about my days--the good parts and the big failures, it sometimes gives me a new perspective. I learn from my reflections. I find by documenting my life, I'm able to remember the blessings I have all around me. I also feel by sharing my life, it challenges me to live a better life. I really believe that everyone has a story that should be shared. All that aside though, one of the most important reasons for me that I blog is so that I can have a record of all the wonderful moments shared with my children and family. These moments pass by so quickly, and I don't want to forget any of them.
I realize I'll never be one of the popular mom bloggers. I'm okay with that. The reasons I blog far outweigh the value of popularity. That isn't to say I don't want people to read though. I've found some great blog friends. We follow each other's posts like we are real friends. Knowing that someone finds my life and thoughts worth taking a moment to read makes me feel happy, but whether it was 2 people (plus my family because they are devoted readers ;) or 400, I'm still going to write. Some may see my blog as boring, but it's my life and this is my blog. From here on out, I'm going back to my blogging basics--blogging for me because I enjoy it.