I posted 378 blog posts in 2012.
I was going post about our past four days right now, but it seems my computer is FULL! Yep, full of pictures, that is. So, I’m moving some over to my external drive.
Backing up and moving things can kind of take some time so I was browsing around my blog and thinking about a new year or blogging. I looked down on my sidebar at my archives to see that 2012 had 378 next to it. That kind of shocked me. I mean I know I blog a lot, but to think that I averaged at least a post a day? I never would have thought! It doesn’t feel like I’ve blogged that much. I think a good portion of those came from doing 31 Days of Twin Treats in October and doubling up on a few other things.
I know many weekends pass where I don’t do a post. For the past year, I’ve typically posted in the morning time while the babies are taking their nap. Then, during their afternoon nap, I do things around the house. On the weekends, Brent is here so I typically end up spending time with him during the nap and getting things done around the house. He is now going to bed relatively early and waking up early, as he recently started CrossFit, so that also leaves me a little more alone time since I run on little sleep. Now that the babies are working on transitioning to one nap, I’ll probably work on my post during Brent’s sleeping hours.
Is it weird that I thought about this?
I don’t really think so. I want to make a point to have quiet time with God and blog each day. When I’m alone, those are the things I want to do. I don’t feel like those are things I have to do, by any means, but I enjoy doing them and I feel better when I do. They are just part of my day, kind of like brushing my teeth.
I’ve fallen out of the loop of blogging our days and I want to get back of it. I can imagine it’s quite boring for some, but it’s the main reason for this blog, so I want to keep it up! Of course I’ll be blogging other things, too!
I do blog some sponsored posts, and most of the time I enjoy it. All of the opinions are my own. Sure, I’ve had companies send me things that I didn’t like. Instead of wasting space on my blog telling what and why I didn’t like it, I simply didn’t share. I’ve declined products and services I don’t believe it and will continue to do so if need be. I’ve found and learned so many things through the blog world and social media so I do know they provide a great sharing platform. I occasionally receive products and/or compensation and I will indicate so. Obviously that’s not why I blog, or what keeps me doing so, but of course it’s a nice little perk!
I share my life, things I like and everything in between. I’m random. If you’ve been reading, you probably feel like you know me, as you should. I think I did a post a few months ago talking about feeling shy lately. I felt like lately I had been thinking what to post instead of just opening up my blog and posting. I don’t think I was censoring what I said, but I was wondering if people cared and why they would care.
I snapped out of that pretty quickly. In a way, it’s one of those “you can’t really care what people think” scenarios. I want to post what’s on my heart; I want to post my opinions; I want to post my pictures. This is my journal and I’m going to look back on it and read about our life. I’m going to remember our moments.
I welcome different opinions, of course, and I know having an online journal means having people read and chime in. I enjoy that. Even though this is my journal, I still love the interacting, socializing and networking with others. That’s also a nice perk of having an online journal!
I’d love to know if you are reading so I can know you. Do yo have a blog?