Friday, August 5, 2011

Show Us Your Life: Blogging Tips

I've never done this before, but I'm in sweet tea coma from our emergency-our-AC-is-out-again-lets-go-somewhere-NOW dinner out at Monterreys, so here goes. I'm linkin' up with Kellys Korner to play along with her "Show Us Your Life Blogging Tips".

I don't really have any tips, but her blog got me to thinking about this blog and why I bloggity blog in the first place.

I started blogging when my sweet, sweet Mama Potts passed away. She was the QUEEN of diary keeping. She wrote daily for years and years and years. She had the 3 lines per day, 5 years per book kinds--decades of them. I treasure them so so so much. I miss her like crazy but knowing that her life is scribbled down in those old weathered books somehow brings her right back to me.

I reeeeally really started blogging when Chris got diagnosed with cancer. Oh the kudzu. And when Super Coop came along and hung the moon for us.And when Chris had his infamous gun at the airport incident. And when we had to go to that ridiculous sperm bank. Had I not had this little outlet, I would have spent millions of dollahs at Target and would have gone through 3 or 4 therapists by now.

I have zero zilch nada memory skills. I can't even remember the memory strategies I teach my patients. It's that bad. The other day we were talking about when Coop started sleeping in his own bed. I said around 6 months. Apparently it was around 3 weeks. Thank you Blogspot :)

My very very very first post explained why NOT to blog, but what I think what I've learned over these past years is that its totally ok to jump head first into blogland. Being vulnerable and honest with myself (and others) has helped me grow in more ways than I ever dreamed. I used to say that I don't blog for anyone but myself and our little family and I really don't think anyone reads this crazy banter, but God has brought us to and through so many things in the past year that I think He's doing a work in me and at times even through this silly little blog. Besides, it will give me so much to laugh at when I'm at the old folks home. That is if Obama keeps SSI around long enough that I can afford to put myself in one. (Ha-my first and ONLY ever ever ever political comment. That stuff's for the birds).

Blog on, blogtastic bloggers.


  1. Visiting you from Kelly's Korner.

    What a treasure you have in those diaries! My Gram passed away a few years ago, and the things I have with her handwriting on them are priceless. Someday, your son will cherish these memories you are creating for him :)

  2. I love all your reasons for blogging. Your writing style is such a joy to read.

  3. What a beautiful family you have!

    How neat that you have a loved ones diaries to read & remember them through. My grandmother still writes me handwritten letters {about once or twice a month} & they are so very precious to me. I tuck them away because I know one day their value will be worth so much more to me.

    I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog {thanks Kelly's Korner!}.

  4. I just love your blog. Your sweet stories always make me smile and your amazing faith is inspiring. We need to TRY and get together next time we are home for a visit. Not sure when that will be, but I'd love to see you and meet sweet baby Coop!

  5. Found your blog through Kelly's Korner and you already have me laughing aloud! I was "forced" to start my blog about three years ago by a professor whose class I took and I haven't looked back.

  6. I love love love this post :) I love that you use blogging as therapy vs. Target (me too!) and love your honesty...