I blog for a few reasons. I don't know that I like blogging just yet, but am trying to make it a habit and a thing that I would like to regularly work on. So, as it stands now, I have a few reasons that I blog:
- I just moved - again. While the last place was home for three years, I'm now further from my family than before (California to Georgia). When I first moved to Texas, I had a blog, but rarely kept up with it, thought I desperately wish I had, just to chronicle all the adventures and stories I had as a Residence Director. Much like the parodied Bad Hall Director blog, I did have some incredible experiences, and some incredibly crazy experiences, and while I know I will remember a lot of them for years to come, I wish I had chronicled them for myself. So... I blog for my family... and for me.
- I blog to show off a little - don't we all? Especially with decorating and doing up my new home on a [very] tight budget, I've been pretty proud of the refurnishing I've done on a few CraigsList pieces and thrift store pieces and just like to show y'all what I've done. While I will never become (at least, what I presume to be never) one of those blogs who's sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens or the DIY Network, I'm proud what I've learned - from other blogs, no less!
- I kind of... always have. Since my sophomore year of high school, where I had a stint on Teen Open Diary (oh yes!), eventually transitioned to LiveJournal (freshman year of college through senior year, regularly), and on-and-off Bloggers since then. LiveJournal was a significant part of my community my freshman year of college, when I struggled to meet a community in real life; I had connections from TOD there, made new ones, and am friends with women that I've met through there even on Facebook! While lately blogging has taken a back-burner to cell phones, text messages, and mass-family-email-updates, it was important then. Again, I would like this one to be again.
- Keeping up with friends. It's important... even to Barney.