Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Wonder of Blogging

You know how you start out doing something for one reason and then suddenly you realize that reason has either completely changed or expanded into something way bigger than you ever thought?

Homeschooling was like that for me. We started homeschooling for one reason and ended up doing it for completely new reasons. New, expanded reasons. Reasons we could not have known in the beginning.

A few days (Or weeks. Time does fly by, you know.) ago, I realized that this was now the case of my blogging. I have a link on my sidebar that answers the question of why I started blogging. It's all still true and relevant. However, not once did I mention meeting new friends or finding a new friendship community, or learning a multitude of things from these new friends. I just didn't know that would, or even could, happen. Now I know differently.

And as it usually happens, someone else can say it better than I.

All my friends live in my computer.... was written by Jennifer P. who usually blogs at The Peterson's Go Public. I read it and said, "YES!" Go take a look. You'll like it.

Another Jennifer (lots of Jennifers out there. I guess that's why Jennifer P. adds the "P".) wrote this Blogger's Prayer. You can visit her at Dust Bunny Hostage. It made me laugh, but I also thought, "Maybe I should print it out and stick it in my Bible so that I can remember to pray it!"

"Lord, help me to learn to spell without spellcheck, manage to visit all
that visit me, and post regularly - all in 5 minutes a day, so that I can clean
house and take care of my family. Help me to not look at every occurrence in my
life as a blog post, and to quit taking pictures of weird things to share as
well. Please Lord, help me to stop talking about my blog friends as though they
are next door neighbors or someone I have known all of my life. And help me,
dear Lord, to think of something witty and wise to post tomorrow."

And with that, I say "Good night."

(Thank you, Sarah-Kate, for sending me the prayer!)


  1. Great point! New things open doors for other experiences and how great that you can see that in the things you enjoy doing!

  2. Thanks for stopping by to check in on me! I really appreciate it!

  3. Have a wonderful Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings,
    kari & kijsa

  4. I am glad that those grilled shortcakes turned out for you. They are one of my favorite:-)

  5. That is the best part of blogging isn't it? Loved the poem--so true. I never want to miss anything from all the kindred spirits out there.

  6. Oh I am laughing at the poem, because I should be cleaning but instead am here~exactly where I want to be. :)

  7. This post is so true. I stated the reason in today's post why I started my blog and how it's gotten bigger than my original plan. What a blessing in disguise aye? I have to be honest I haven't made a blog book but hope to by Christmas. It should be interesting and I'll let everyone know what I think once it's complete. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

  8. I know just how you feel about blogging. It has become such a blessing in my life that I never, ever would have imagined when I started.

  9. Dorothy, I love your poem and I need to make a copy of it and put next to my computer. Your PIF is on it's way, I was thinking Gustav might blow it your way, but he traveled north. Thank you for your prayers, I appreciated everyone's comments. Knowing the friends and people you meet online, they are just really special.


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