At some point in the past year or so I lost track of why I started blogging in the first place. It became about making sure I put something up to keep from being removed from a network. Or make it about numbers to keep some “authority” in ranking. Or writing because there was something I was supposed to write about.
Somewhere along the line I lost sight of why I write here. I lost sight that this blog is for me. (Well, and you, too.) But mainly? I write for me. I write because I absolutely love to write. I like to tell stories. I enjoy sharing my perspective on life as a mom of 3 kids. I mean come on. With two teenagers there are tons of stories to tell. Being a part of the board on two different PTAs? Stories gallore! Married to my high school sweetheart who is a man who likes things orderly and controlled who somehow managed to marry Miss Chaos herself. Stories!
But mainly? I love the community I used to have. The friends I have made. The fun!
Blogging for fun. What a concept!
So? Where am I going with this? Well, I want to get better. I want to write more for fun. For me. For the sheer joy it used to bring me. So can you do me a favor? Help me out a bit? Kick me in the virtual butt if I stop or go totally boring or just seem to be phoning it in. Oh, I know, that is totally not your responsibility. However, when I know that at least one person is reading and at least one person cares, it makes a difference. It makes me want to be a better blogger. A better writer.
Help me help you help me. Or something like that.
And because you put up with me, I give you the random family quote of the day:
“It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, Mom. It’s just that I don’t want to listen to you.” – 15 year old son
Oh, and I am about to totally redesign the blog. But there is one small problem…I have no idea how to do it. Any tips, ideas or suggestions. It is time for a brand new look with the brand new attitude. Can I hear a w00t w00t? Wait. On second though, nix the w00t w00t. Kinda lame-o!