Pretty much because less than a year ago, I didn’t even know it existed.
I mean, I’d heard of blogs, but I assumed they were mainly for business’ or for sharing photos of your kids to extended family members.
I didn’t know there were mom blogs. I didn’t know there were giveaways. I didn’t know you could subscribe, leave comments and meet interesting people.
I certainly didn’t know that I would cry and pray for people I’d never met or laughed until I peed.
Oh, I lie about the pee part.
I didn’t know I would be so moved by others circumstances, that it would make my problems, well, funny, in comparison.
I didn’t know my perspective would change.
The blog world is an amazing place. But, sometimes I feel a little funny telling people in real life about it. Because their reaction is similar to the one I had. “Oh.“
And then I get that strange look.
And I want to say, “Hey, you make think it’s weird, but I know at least 2 people in the bloggy world, who think I’m a big deal.”
That makes me feel better. In my head.
I literally stumbled into the blogosphere and it took me months to sort out the basics.
How did you enter this parallel world? Did you read blogs and then decide to start one? Were you invited or did you stumble? Or did you start one like me and then discover you weren’t the only mom blog out there? (I know that sounds insanely vain, but I thought I was on to something! I was that naive!) Do people in your real life know you blog and read it?
Sometimes I read something so touching, I tell my mom or a friend. And they are like, “who?” I’m like, “Oh, a friend, I’ve never met. She doesn’t know me either. But we are like this (and I cross my fingers to indicate closeness)!
Am I nuts?
Don’t answer that.
But I’d love to hear how you entered this parallel world.
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.