Friday, February 17, 2006

I'M ONE YEARS OLD!

Tomorrow marks my one year blogging anniversary. I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year. And Blogger reports that I have 447 posts. That's alot of posting.

When Patrice started blogging about her pregnancy she suggested that I blog too. I balked at the idea. Despite scouring the web daily for pregnancy and baby blogs so that I could read about the experiences of others, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out who would want to read about my sore back, insatiable appetite and increasing girth. Plus there was the whole Downs Syndrome scare that we were keeping under wraps so as not to concern everyone and give a negative tinge to our soon blessed event. But after Noah was born I felt I had a reason to blog. I could record Noah’s milestones, share them with interested friends and family and get out of my head for a short respite every day. At first though, I started blogging in secret. I was sheepish about sharing things that I knew some might find dull, and worse yet making those people feel like they HAD to read them. I decided I would tell people subtly, in dribs and drabs. Less pressure for us all, I figured.

And now it’s a year later. Most of our family and friends have visited the blog, some daily, others every couple of months to catch up on photos. I think in that regard blogging is a success – people who want to know the ins and outs of our lives and catch a glimpse of Noah’s little face have a quick reference. It’s also been a successful way for me to get out of my own head. I look forward to blogging every weekday – it’s like my one guaranteed conversation with the outside world. But the unexpected success of blogging has been the people I have “met.” Every day I look forward to getting feedback from you folks. It’s like scanning the horizon for your little prairie dog heads to pop out of your holes and give us a shout to let us know you’re still there. So thank you blogging and thank you bloggers. It’s been a very good year.

9 comments:

patrice said...

yay! happy blogiversary!

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

I for one am glad you decided to blog!

Christan & Kathryn Newberger said...

That's great !!! I hope I'm blogging a year from now. i just started blogging about my daughter Kathryn and I had to put up 7 months worth of growing. I'm hoping to write more someday but it's real hard with a baby at home. I'm sure you know. I was reading a few of your posts and I think they are great. Your son is so cute. I was reading about when Noah started to walk up and down the stairs and you held your breath. I am doing that now with Kathryn pulling herself up. i'm sure I'll go through this many more times. Well I just wanted to say "Congradulations!"

Missuz J said...

Zowie! Happy blogoversary to you! You know, you are the first blogger I left a comment on, and the first blogger who left a comment for me. I hope you don't mind that I consider you my first blog-friend.

I HOPE Noah is feeling better. Those little vicks things are great. I think the weird light helps Soph sleep better, too.

lonna said...

Happy bloggiversary! I feel the same way that you do about my blog. I have only told a few about my blog other than our little blog-world. I also look forward to comments. I'm so glad that you blog. It's great to hear other mom's stories and it's great to see pictures of your happy family.

NME said...

Missuz J - you are definitely my first blog friend, and don't you forget it.

Thanks guys for all your interest and support!

Katy said...

Aw happy bloggiversary!

Anna said...

Congrats on your first blogiversary! I've really enjoyed your blog, and reading up on Noah and your family (even though I don't comment all that often). It's really wonderful - I hope you keep it up for many years!

amandak said...

I LOVE your blog. And, I love having blogfriends too. Sorry that I've been a bit absent lately, it doesn't mean I haven't been reading everything and enjoying the stories of your life as much as ever.