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Why Blog All the Sudden?

May 21, 2020

Way, way back in the olden days, when this page was ericswife.blogspot.com and my kids were both in diapers, there was a reason and a rhythm to blogging for me and my pack of mommy bloggers. Blog writing has a style that is distinct from book writing, twitter or Facebook posting. It’s like a quick form memoir, with some serious, some satire, some snapshots of now, throwbacks to then. Blogging is it’s own thing. And I kinda forgot all about it.

Every year I pay the web hosting fee to the good folks at WebexMedia for this blog. I pay for it and then I think I should probably write something for it. But, what? I have a health related blog, so, that’s done. My kids are no longer toddlers and they own their own social media presence so I can’t mommy blog vampire them for material any more. (Even though, seriously, y’all, they still say the darnedest things. It’s a riot over here. But I can’t talk about it.) It seemed like any time I had a quick thought I wanted to write to share, it was easiest to just put it on Facebook so they could own it instead of me because they are just so precious.

Like a lot of mommy bloggers from my friend group, I eventually quit blogging and only Facebooked (the slightly younger ones went to Instagram, the pithy ones went to Twitter.) Facebook is like the mom jeans of the internet, so I fit in well over there. I enjoy writing quips for Facebook, though, I have come to realize that it, too, is a whole different writing form.

So, to answer the question nobody asked, “Why blog all the sudden?” Because blogging used to feel like the place where I pretended to be a real writer, but now I know that I am a real writer and blogging is its own kind of writing. I like writing and sometimes blogging it is the only long form writing I do in a month. I’m not a known writer. It is easy to think that your voice doesn’t matter because so few hear it and that is what I think most days when I hit “post” on just about anything. Blogging is my own personal exercise in writing and in being brave.

I don’t know how long I am going to keep up this run at it, but it has been fun and added a good deal of purpose to long and lazy days.

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