It's Fun Monday again - I'm a wee bit late. Now that school for The Offspring has started, my schedule is WACKY, and we're having to get back into the routine. Lisa is this week's hostess, and her assignment was as such:
"I’d like to know more about you, what makes you tick. I’d like to know how you started blogging. Did you keep a diary under lock and key safely hidden as a child? Do you still? Do you share the same things on your blog that you would have, or do, in your diary? Why did you start blogging and why do you continue? May as well throw in any roadblocks you have run into while blogging. If you still have your old diaries we’d love to see them."
What makes me tick? HA...good question. I have no clue. I am extremely driven and competitive, but not when it comes to blogging.
I had several diaries as a child, but writing things out seemed, well, so TEDIOUS. My thoughts seemed to flow so much faster than I could write, so each one of my diaries would have maybe four or five pages of writing, and then the rest were blank. After I graduated with my Master's, one of my dear classmaters sent me a beautiful journal. I thought I might be able to overcome the challenges of my youth. After writing two pages, I saw it was not to be.
My introduction to blogging was by reading Heather Armstrong, and I was fascinated by her monthly letters to her daughter. I realized that it was a wonderful legacy to her child - even though some of her writings were more brutally honest than I could ever publicly express. So, I tried blogging - to see if I could maintain a journal through this new medium. Luckily, I type incredibly fast - so it has been more pleasant than I expected. Granted, not all material here is for The Offspring, but I hope that she can look back on this site, and reflect on what kind of person her mother is/was.
That was the main reason for starting - but now, I have enjoyed getting to know many of you on the blogosphere. And your stories keep me going - giving me inspiration, hope, and oftentimes, a hearty laugh.
I had to update this post, b/c another reason I blog is to share things that I find on the 'net, like this performance:
Now, go check out Lisa's place for more blogger stories!