I started this blog when we were overseas as a way to connect with people back home and let them know how we are doing. I kept it up because I discovered that I loved it and because my brother planted the seed in my head that I can actually make money off this. After a year of no dividends I'm wondering if I actually can. Through several long discussions with my husband I have discovered that I just want to write and this is a good forum, so I will do it just let the air out a bit.
I have started to try and network and join mommy blogger forums, and have been shocked at how many mom's are out there blogging. It's a little discouraging, thinking that maybe I have nothing new and interesting to offer or that we've glutted the market.
Today I finally realised why in a very concrete way why there are so many of us and why so many moms are compelled to write. We have NO ONE to talk to. As I walk around my house picking up toys and trying to contain the wreckage my baby causes I often find myself composing conversations in my head. The one that has bounced around in my brain lately is about US waistlines, I just read an article stating that carbohydrates are to blame for the growing obesity problem in the US. We used to say not to eat fat so people replaced fat with carbs and now we are fat. I just kept thinking, 'We're fat because we eat too much.' Stop scientists and stop nutritionists. Stop trying to make people feel like they need to eat some magic food or cut some other harmful food out of their diet, just tell people to put the fork down. We live in a country where the food is good and we have a culture that tells we should have anything we want when we want it. Go ahead and eat the 500 calorie cheescake at Applebee's after eating their 2000 calorie burger, because you want it and you deserve it. Then blame the restaurant for making you fat.
Okay so that's my thought for the day.
So as I was standing in the card aisle of our grocery store and Emma saw a dog on one of the cards and started saying loudly and proudly, 'Arf! Arf!' because all dogs are 'arfs' right now. I responded with arfing myself, and it occurred to me that I am standing in a grocery store and practically yelling arf. Awesome.
That is why we all write, when our daily conversations consist of animal noises and telling my child not to shove that toy into the DVD player you need something. Sense we only have so many play dates and so many hours with our husbands in the evening, and talking to yourself is frowned upon, we blog.
So moms with mouths full of words to say, blog on, blog on, I say!!