Monday, May 31, 2010

MckLinky Monday -Why I blog

For today's MckLinky Monday with the RHOK -They ask -"Why do you blog?"
I kind of answered this not too long ago when I hit my 1yr. blogoversary(last mo.) -So, I apologize if it's a bit redundant ...

Well, to start I feel that I should mention a few years ago I transitioned to a Stay at home mom. And probably like a lot of stay at home moms I started to feel isolated...
So, I turned to this new-fangled age of online social networking/parenting sites -etc. I thought it was great not having to worry about changing out of my spit-up clothes to socialize -online ;)
I got so involved in 1 parenting site in particular that I was even offered a "position" to help in some of the behind the scenes stuff -I was super excited even if it was a volunteer thing -and I hoped it would turn into a real work at home job. In the end it didn't work out that way -but, I'm grateful for all I learned. I also met some fabulous people -some who even started their own parenting site/blogs -etc. Reading some of those blogs -my perception about blogging changed -It's not just about people putting their personal life -out there- on the internet. Blogging is also about connecting to people and also has an entrepreneurial essence -which appealed to me. So, I took the plunge and started this blog. I guess I always had an idea about sharing things that moms could relate to -"The Mom Mayhem" and I also like sharing tips -etc. too. So, I am glad that I can do that here and also on my Examiner articles. I know I still have a lot to learn since like most of my Gen-X counterparts I wasn't born with a computer mouse in 1 hand and a cell-phone in the other -like the kids nowadays ;)
But, I enjoy blogging and the connections I have made through it - And that is why I blog! :)

7 comments:

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

It's amazing how much of a community there is among bloggers. Thanks for linking up with the RHOK again!

Nadine Hightower said...

hhhmmm...make money with a blog. I wish.

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Ha-Yeah make money with the blog -I wish too -But,I am amazed at the connections/community blogging brings -that's why I still blog :)

Dawn said...

Before blogging, I belonged to a social site called Maya's Mom. It was later bought out by Baby Center. But, Maya's Mom was great. It was a smaller site and I got to know so many people. You had a place on there for "notes" which was similar to journaling. I really enjoyed it. When it was bought out by BC it was just too big and I had lost the "need" for it. Blogging filled that void I had. I love "meeting" new bloggers and connecting with them.

Thanks for participating again this week!

~Mrs. Albright

Beth said...

I love the community and connectedness of blogging too! :)

Kellyology said...

So many isolated feeling moms out there. I'm glad you found this community!

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

I am so glad I have met you! Thanks for linking up and sharing why you blog- and I am sooo glad you do! ♥Mrs. Hart♥