Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Yeah, this is going to take awhile

I forgot to tell you all that I had two very important blog things happen to me last week. On January 2nd I had my 2 year blogoversary and also this post was my 500th post!

In that post my son was SUPPOSE to be helping his father with HIS snake cage and instead he decided to use painters tape and keep himself busy. The funny part about the whole thing was, when I walked in and saw my son all taped up.
I asked my husband why did you let him do that?
His response...... I didn't even know he was doing it.
Let's forget the fact that they had been the room together for about 20 minutes, lets also forget the fact that Jakob is my chatty child. But I can't forget the fact that, when I needed to tape the walls that evening to paint, I had no tape left!!

Before the holidays when I realized that my 2 year anniversary was coming up and also my 500th post I started trying to think of what I was going to say on those days.....

Whenever I sit down to TRY to make myself blog it doesn't work.

You know what I mean?

When I have had certain thoughts about posting something or have written down little key words through out the day to help me remember something that I want to share, I can make that work.

But me just saying OK girl think of something RIGHT NOW to blog about and make it special and funny, yeah well that's not happening.

I started this blog at the very end of 2006. But didn't publish the first post until January 2 of 2007. (lets just say I had some user technical issues)

My girlfriend Emily told me about this whole "blogging world" in the beginning of 2006. I thought it sounded interesting but also like a lot of work on the computer and me and computers aren't really good combinations. I loved the idea of my family and friends back home being able to see my kids whenever they wanted.

So I thought about it and procrastinated and thought about it some more.
I was a little worried about people in my life seeing my kids, that maybe didn't deserve to see them. I've mentioned on here before about "my sperm donor" I'm sorry if those terms offend anyone. But reality is, it does take SPERM people!
Any way, I haven't had any contact with this person in a very long time. And would like to keep it that way. I don't know what I thought might happen but I didn't like it, whatever it was.

Of course my parents thought I was crazy. Why would you want to put anything about yourself or your kids on THE INTERNET??

So in the beginning my blog was strictly business. It was just a few pictures of the kids from time to time and of course me bragging talking about them.

In that whole first year I went from private blog to not private and then private again. I wasn't really enjoying my blog like I wanted to. And then I started looking around at other blogs. One day I was blog hopping from my girlfriend Heather's blog over to her friend Nikki's blog. Nikki had posted something about this other blog that she was encouraging everyone to look at. She said this woman was going through a tough pregnancy but that she had the most unbelievable faith that she had ever seen. I waited a few weeks and finally checked it out. That was in the middle of March. That first post I read on Angie's blog changed my views on blogs forever. I'm not going to get into her story on here. I have recommended this blog to EVERYONE that I know. Start from the beginning, don't forget to bring a box or 2 of Kleenex and have your heart be opened to a faith that most of us can never imagine.

After I read and went back to the beginning of her story, I started to post little things that I had just saved and not posted.

March 2008 really should be my anniversary because I feel like that was when the real blog started. My blog is titled The Johnson Family tales because for the most part it is about our tales but the other little part is me being able to brag, vent, whine, laugh, cry and do it all, with all of my blogging buddies.

For so many years I stayed home with my kids and never really did much of anything but be a stay at home mom. I wish I would of had access to these resources back then. Being home with your kids gets very lonely. People think they understand but really you don't unless you have done NOTHING but cared for kids. It really is a self less job and the hardest job I will have ever had....

In the past 10 months, I have met so many different mom's through my blog. Elizabeth was the first "blog mom" that I met and I have enjoyed getting to know her and all about her life in Minnesota ( and yes girl, I'm doing my MinneSOTA voice right now :)

Denise is another mom that I love to check in with everyday. Her life is CRAZY and so filled with love and I love to hear all about it!!

I love that I have met mom's from as far away as Alaska.

One thing that I have learned, is that no matter how far away, what age we all are, what size we all are, or how different we all speak. We are all women who love our family's, LOVE to share stories about our families and love having other people to share these things with........

I love to blog and plan on blogging for as long as the Lord lets me!!

When's your blogoversary???


3 Bay B Chicks said...

Your 500th blog post? Now that is something worth celebrating. I can't imagine even lasting that long. My heartiest congratulations to you. What an accomplishment!

I had many of the same concerns that you mentioned before I started blogging...putting photos of the kids out in the world for all to see. In the end, I couldn't agree more with you, though. The business of being a SAHM can be a lonely one at times. Thank goodness for the blogosphere. It has made me laugh and cry, but most importantly, it makes me feel connected.


Denise said...

Congrats on your anniversary AND your 500th post! Tomorrow night I will write my 200th post-- look for a giveaway to go along with it!

Last August when I started my Vietnam series, I got 100's of people reading my blog. Before that it was kind of small and I knew most people who read it. But I would look at my stat counter and my 500 count couldn't keep up and I started to FREAK OUT! The thought of hundreds of people all over the world reading about me and my kids freaked me out. But then I got used to it.

Like you, I have met some amazing people in blogland. I can't imagine my life without them!

The Dinsmores said...

Congratulations Heidi! Keep on Blogging. I love reading your posts.

Elizabeth said...

You're too much. What a great post. Thanks for the shout out!

All I can say is Thank God for the Internet world. It's saved me so many times!

You're the best. Keep on bloggin'