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For the Love of Blogging: Top Ten Tuesday

January 25, 2011

Miranda and Katie’s week of For the Love…of Blogging continues with today’s prompt to post the Top Ten reasons you love blogging. I’m noticing some similarities in the lists posted so far, which I think explains a lot about why these types of blogs have become such a big thing.

Here’s the Top 10 reasons I love blogging:

  1. It supports my inner writer. It gives me space to write. I write a bit for work, but this gives me a place where my writing is just for me.
  2. It supports my need for therapy. I jest, but only sort of. Okay, no. I’m actually not joking. Let’s just be honest here: I started this blog to work through my experience with postpartum depression and it really helps me with that.
  3. It supports others with PPD. Postpartum depression is not very well understood, and it’s not really talked about much. By writing about it I hope to help change that.
  4. It supports my inner nerd. There’s a small part of me that likes to play with technology. I haven’t done a whole lot with this blog yet, but I suspect I could easily get into it, lose track of time and discover that I haven’t showered or eaten for days and have lost my job. Looking forward to making it more mine over the coming months (at appropriate intervals).
  5. It supports my inner emotaphobe. Yes, I just made that word up. I’m one of the most emotional people I know. (Oy vey.) But aside from bursting into tears at very inopportune moments I actually find it hard to express my specific feelings to people face-to-face. I can do it way better in writing. I know not everyone cares what’s going on inside my head but any that do can get a glimpse through my blog.
  6. It supports my desire to time travel. Like a lot of people, I look forward to looking back over these entries and reflecting on how my experience and perspective has changed.
  7. It supports my inner extrovert. I love the community I’m finding through blogging. Mostly other moms, but people from all over the world who are living their life and using this medium to share pieces of it.
  8. It supports my inner introvert. I’m a weird combination – a sort of intro-extrovert, if you will. Blogging gives me alone time at the end of the day and I haven’t had enough of that in the last couple of years.
  9. It supports my inner secret agent. So far this blog isn’t general knowledge among people I know. I haven’t kept it a total secret – I’ve told some people and some people have found it on their own but part of me likes the fact that there’s a side to me not everyone knows about.
  10. It supports my inner narcissist. I love comments and pingbacks and retweets. Judge me if you will. 😉


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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi permalink
    February 2, 2011 10:20 pm

    I love this Top Ten List.
    I’m so glad ‘someone’ told me about this blog. It gives me a wee peek into the ‘real’ you. You’ve always come across to me as a gal who “has it together” and doesn’t have time for any silly nonsense stuff. Now I know that is totally untrue. You are “Fabulous Daaaaling” I’m loving getting to know you through this blog. It confirms my suspicions that you are one heck of a woman. Robin you are so much stronger than you think you are. I’m here if you ever need me. Stop in for a chat anytime kiddo. Just don’t look at the dust bunnies or the muddy floors and we will get along just fine!!!! vbg. When my Joshua was born you could eat off of my floor and drink out of the toilet. My house was so clean and sterile, it was almost unhealthy. After Joshua was born I quickly realized that there was way more to life than a clean house. Now that Joshua is 30……. er um, I was 3 when I had him, honest, I’m way to young to have a 30 year old!!!! but seriously now that Josua ‘is’ 30 my house is a downright wreck. I’m taking my life back and am realizing that there is way more to life that sterile toilets and full vacum cleaners. So my darling Robin, don’t hesitate to stop in, if you need a friend to chat with that has been where you are now.

  2. January 25, 2011 9:42 pm

    All of the above! You and I would get along great!
    My blog is strictly about my narcissism. I don’t even apologize for it. I’m like, “Look at me loving myself!”
    So glad I have a fellow compatriot!

  3. January 25, 2011 6:52 pm

    Love you, B. xx I CAN feel ’em! And please do comment at me here instead of just in my head. I miss you!

  4. Briegh permalink
    January 25, 2011 6:40 pm

    I love that you love blogging – and make up words like emotaphobe. It is a great descriptor.

    I’ll try and stop commenting at you in my head and writing it here. I really appreciate what you’re sharing. It’s opened up some really interesting conversations for me with other new moms. And it’s made me look differently at Trev’s role. And made me think about what life will be like when I go back to work. And makes me think about you a ton and send you positive vibes (can you feel em? I worry those Rockies get in the way some days).

    xoxo

  5. January 25, 2011 6:31 pm

    Great list! Love #6 – I can’t wait to read my blog posts down the road.

    • January 28, 2011 5:58 am

      I meant to say “more” not “my”. Stupid keyboard!

      • January 28, 2011 7:27 am

        Ha! I hadn’t even noticed until you posted this comment 😉

  6. January 25, 2011 5:28 pm

    Great list! I think you summed up the allure of blogging very well! My favorite from your list is #9. It does feel good to have a semi-secret corner of yourself.

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