Way back in February was my one year bloggiversary. It seems almost silly to write about it now, three months later, but I just couldn’t let it pass without a mention altogether. Sooo, happy belated bloggiversary to me!
When I originally started this blog, I wasn’t sure what it was going to be. With my youngest boy, See-see, having multiple food allergies (dairy, egg, banana and tree nuts) people would often ask me for recipes. I was forever emailing people with them so I finally just thought that it would be easier if I wrote them down on a blog. That’s what got me started, a couple of recipes. I knew from the start that this would be more than just recipes and so I just started writing about what was on my mind. A few of those early blog posts were things I’d been thinking about for a long time.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that I loved writing. Who would have thought? Me, a writer. I find it very therapeutic. Sometimes I go crazy agonizing over things in my mind and I just need to get things off my chest. It’s not that I don’t have people to talk to these things about, I do. But when I write things out, I go back and read them, and then I edit and re-read. I repeat this over and over again, if necessary, until it sounds just right. This whole process is cathartic. It allows me to process things more thoroughly and profoundly that I have otherwise been able to do.
One of my early posts, One Decision. An eighteen year old adoption still fresh in my mind, is something that I thought about for years before writing it. In writing that post, and contacting V for her permission to post it, I did more than just get it off my chest. I also found out the name of V’s son and that that she doesn’t cry on Mother’s Day anymore. I still think of her on Mother’s Day, but I feel a sense of closure about it now that I didn’t feel before.
Not only did I learn that I love to write, I was shocked when I realized that people were actually reading my blog! I really get a kick out of this. I love it when people comment; different perspectives are so interesting and watching my blog stats are so much fun! People subscribe to my blog. People list my blog on their blog and I am surprised and flattered every time. People talk about my blog. By no means am I a famous blogger but seriously, I had no idea that I’d have more than a handful of my closest friends read my blog. I love it.
I don’t blog nearly as often as I would like to, and at times I am rather inconsistent, but readers, I really want you all to know that I am flattered that you read. I am truly grateful for all the comments. Thank you. I hope you’ll stick around.
P.S. Check back soon, in the next week or so I’m going to be posting about my first ever giveaway!