Blogging is on its way out. Have you noticed? People who have been blogging for years have given up their blogs because, well...because no one is reading anymore. Or because they can record/express/share the same thoughts more quickly and efficiently via Pinterest/Instagram/Facebook. (All of which I love and usually check daily. On my phone.)
Even my blog has taken a drastic downward turn since we moved here because...
1. I started homeschooling.
2. Last year sorta sucked what with starting a bleeping dental practice and all.
3. I got an i-Phone --which allows me to do computer stuff without actually sitting down at the computer--but it is not conducive to blogging.
(At least not to a texting novice like me who was cell-phone-less for 3 years in Japan and therefore has poor thumb-muscle-tone.)
4. And did I mention Pinterest? Why blog when there is soooo much to be discovered on Pinterest!?!?!? Recipes! Dream Home Ideas! Cool Tatoo Ideas! Super Cute Pictures of Baby Animals!!!!
So yeah. Where does that leave us? With fewer blogs.
But then the other day I had an epiphany. We were in church discussing...
Don't remember. My mind was probably wandering. But all of the sudden I realized that blogging is a totally worthy and worthwhile Sunday activity!!! (Actually, I'm sure I've had this thought before...so it wasn't much of an epiphany as epiphanies go.) (Epiphanies? Epiphany's? Epiphani?)
Which led me to my next thought that, unlike so many of my other on-line activities, blogging (at least WRITING a blog post) is never, ever a waste of time. (Even on non-Sunday's.)
I never, ever look back at my blog posts and think "Gee, I wish I hadn't taken the 20 minutes to write that. However I OFTEN think "Gee, I wish I hadn't wasted my time watching/reading/staring-at that."
--->Afterall, I don't write in a journal except on very rare occasions.
--->I gave up Scrapbooking when Max was big enough to climb up on top of the table and destroy hours of effort. (He was about 16 months old.)
--->Nowadays, I don't even write on a physical calendar (which I used to do religiously noting every activity our family ever did). Now I just put everything on my phone.
Therefore, if I ever hope to have any record or memory of my life, for myself or for my kids, it will come from my blog. This stupid blog.
And therefore, I can't give it up. And now that three of my kids are back in school, I'm going to try to do it more. And I'm not going to be sad that few people read and even fewer comment. Because that's not the point. (Even though I really, really, really like comments.)
So I'm back.
I'm going to imagine all three of you cheering now.
Thanks for that. See you again soon!