Thursday, January 01, 2009

What is my blogging motivation?

I've really enjoyed the last couple of weeks while I took a break from blogging. It, along with a few other events in my life, has caused me to reexamine why I blog in the first place.

In April 2007, I wrote that wanted to keep a journal of my pregnancy. How I went from talking about how my life might change with a baby to reviewing technology tools is beyond me.

OK. Not really. I know how it happened. I like to be good at stuff. And by getting companies to give me things to review and giveaway, I was able to prove how good I was at being a blogger. It was validating, particularly after I quit my job to stay home with Charlotte. But I didn't quit my job to become a famous blogger. I quit it to become the best mom I know how to be.

So, it is time to ask, why will I be blogging in 2009?

Will it be so I can increase my number of Feedburner Readers? No. I love having new friends to share our life with, but I won't be blogging to make my little button numbers go up. If someone finds my blog and likes what I have to say about being a SAHM or the stories I tell about Charlotte, then great. I hope they stay and add to the community (and leave comments, I love comments!).

Will it be to score free toys for Charlotte? Sometimes... I'm too frugal to not want some new, cool toys for my daughter. I won't be giving up reviews and contests completely, particularly since I am committed to a couple from early in December. But expect them to be fewer and farther between. If they aren't, then don't be afraid to call me on it. Accountability is important.

Will it be so I can chronicle another pregnancy?
You bet! Bruce and I found out on Christmas Day that we are expecting another Baby Sabin in August and I want to journal this pregnancy much as the first one.

At the end of my blogging life, I want to look back on my blog and read about the memories that we made as a family... that is my blogging motivation.

8 comments:

  1. Yeah! I am so excited about several things here. First, my next grandchild...how cool is that?!
    But I am also really happy about you going back to your original intent of your blog. The family has loved reading this blog along the journey with you, Bruce & Charlotte. I enjoy the insights (even when we disagree), the conversations, and the comments that your readers post.

    Here's to a great new 2009 and all that it holds for the Sabin's! Love ya :)

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  2. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys. I’m looking forward to reading about little baby Sabin. :)

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  3. Congrats!! I look forward to your blog posts this next year!!

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  4. EEEEEP!!!!! I checked the blog very first thing yesterday and didn't see a new post and had every intention of getting back on here to check later and got caught up in the day and forgot!!!! :D Congrats!!!! And we will hold you accountable ;) less giveaways more baby journey blogging ;)! I am thankful for your giveaways because it was what let me find your blog, but I am even more thankful for the inspiration and just down home good stuff readin' that I have done here! God bless you and your growing lil family!

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  5. Don't forget another good reason to blog - so friends can easily keep up with what's happening with you, like the second baby (whoot!) -- John

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  6. first of - congratulations on your pregnancy! i'm sure your little Charlotte is excited to become a big sister! looking forward to reading about your new adventures as a family with the new baby!

    btw, thanks for the mystery package giveaway. you have selected great stuffs and products to include in it!

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  7. Congrats! What a great Christmas present!

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