for the love of the blog.

yesterday, kari and lindsey came over for a little blogging 101.
i am by no means an expert, but i do find myself getting really excited about formats, editing, writing, etc. and kinda love talking blogs.

before we hung out, i started thinking about why i love blogging so much.
why it's a hobby that has somehow stuck with me over the past three years or so...
why i feel so good when someone says they enjoy reading or have been inspired to start a blog of their own...
why i look forward to reading my favorite blogs every morning...
why i think about my days in terms of blog updates...

and i guess writing a blog reminds me that life is precious.
meant to be shared.
meant to be remembered.

and there is such value in knowing that we are not alone.
this post and this post remind me of the impact of sharing pain.
and how powerful it is.
how freeing it is to know that especially in our sadness, there are so many who have walked the same roads as those we find ourselves on.

so even though this is just a little blog...
and i'm not famous...
and i don't have 14,000 followers like some amazing ladies out there.

i blog to remember, to cherish, to soak it all in, the good and the bad.
to feel the wonder, the magic, and the depth of this crazy thing called life.


  1. I have to admit that I'm a bit jealous that I haven't been to one of your blogging classes.

    I, too, recall my day in terms of blog posts. It happens to the best of us.

  2. You have been blogging for 3 years! That's amazing. Blogging has made me crave a camera and learn about new formats.

    Did you have your camera before you started your blog or after?