Monday, December 31, 2012

Why Blog?

This has been a long time coming. I’ve been told I needed to make a blog, and I’ve wanted to for awhile. I’ve longed for a way share ideas, recipes, and project instructions in a more personal and widespread way than a Facebook photo album or Pinterest board. 

family "princess days" - Pocahontas

I have definite extravert tendencies, and connecting with people is a high priority for me. I’m also big into chronicling. As in, I write down the things I do every day and take pictures like a maniac. A blog seems like a good place to keep track of things, where other people can enjoy them too. 

pies of the month: French silk pie

Maybe there are so many blogs out there that another would just be “white noise.” Maybe my readership will never surpass 5. Maybe not all of what I share on here will be deep, thought-provoking, or life-changing. But the fact remains that my childhood dream was to be a writer. It’s been repressed, pushed to the back-burner, and almost forgotten. I may never write a novel or receive fame and fortune, and I’m not sure I would want to. 

crayon art I made for my classroom
But a quote from Emily of New Moon (one of my favorites!), by L.M. Montgomery, comes to mind: Mr. Carpenter, Emily’s teacher, asked her, 
“‘Tell me this – if you knew you would be poor as a church mouse all your life – if you knew you’d never have a line published – would you still go on writing – would you?’
“‘Of course I would,’ said Emily disdainfully. ‘Why, I have to write – I can’t help it at times – I’ve just got to.’”

If, along the way, I can inspire and help others, as so many other people's blogs have done for me, then I will be grateful.

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