Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I LOVE to read other people's blogs. There's an entire universe of perspective that I can only access through the internet. I even have google acount dedicated to keeping me up-to-date on a bunch of people's lives, opinions, and ideas, some of whom I know personally and some of whom I will probably never meet in this lifetime. They make me laugh and cry and think.

Since I've started blogging, I've noticed that several of the blogs I read are becoming much more "blogosphere savvy." I didn't even know there was a "right" way to blog, but apparently there are CONFERENCES you can go to for this sort of thing, y'all!

And a lot of the advice out there is all about giving one's blog an "identity." As if I don't have enough problems with my own identity, now I've created this techno-being blog that takes on a life of its own and it has to be identifiable, too? Whew. That's too much pressure. And if there's one area of my life where I don't want any extra stress, it's blogging for sure.

There are lots of mommybloggers and photobloggers and foodbloggers and scrappingbloggers and politicalbloggers and inspirationalbloggers on and on and on. And I have come to terms with the fact that I am not, and never will be, one of those. Come to terms with me people. Acceptance is like the 4th stage of grieving, right? I'm just a "me"blogger. "Hey, you know what? It is what it is." (Thanks, Paula Abdul, for such inspirational words of wisdom).


  1. Amanda, you are in need of Google Reader. Maybe that's the "google account" you mentioned? If not, I HIGHLY recommend it. I've been using mine for over 2 years now and literally, it has changed the way I use the internet.

  2. I'm a "me" blogger too. I just write to my main audience- the grandparents of these kids I'm raising. Friends and other family reading is a bonus. Blogging is just so great when you don't get to see or talk to your family that often. I know my dad- who has yet to leave a comment- will occasionally ask, "How come you haven't updated in a while??" That's what gets me back on the computer. So, I like your "me" blog because although I'm sure you could channel your blog to focus on one arena, I would rather just hear about what's going on in your fantastic world. :-)

  3. I have to say I love reading your blog because it helps us keep up with our wonderful nephews and niece that we seldom see since we live so far apart :)


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