Abraham busted his lip for the first time. He’s had skinned knees and assorted bruises, but today there was blood (only a little) and tears (many). He only runs from place to place, which means that busted lips are bound to happen.
I keep thinking about writing a post like “How to Fly with a Toddler” or “How To Avoid Tantrums (Most of the Time)” but I don’t think I need to. There are tons of bloggers doing that well already, and I don’t know that my readership (small, but mighty!) is looking for that. I don’t know that I want to be an “expert” about toddler-ness.
Which makes me think: why do I have this blog? What do I want to say publicly, to friends, family, and a few strangers?
I’m sort of a blogging toddler. I have been writing for about 2 years (ish), off and on. I used to keep a private journal. I kept a blog when I went to Thailand. Now I sort of bumble along, bumping into ideas, busting my lip when I post something possibly inappropriate, pointing out what makes me laugh or cry. Like a toddler, I want your attention and your feedback. Like a toddler, I want to know that you are there beside me, even if I’m just exploring for myself.
I don’t really have an agenda. It’s just a little space to play.
Why do you blog? Why don’t you blog? Let’s have a chat in the comments!
A college friend/blogger
posted this on her blog and it seems like fun, and a great way to get more people reading the ole’ blog, which is hopefully a way to get more people commenting on the ole’ blog, making the whole process more interesting…
Each week we will choose a random number every week from the blogs linked and add the random blog to the #4 spot to link to the following week (must follow 3 hostesses to be chosen)
How it Works
- Follow the 4 hosts, #1 – 4, ( leave us a comment & we will follow you back- only leave a comment if you follow please ).
- Create a blog post about FMBT (you may copy this post if you wish).
- Follow as many blogs as you would like ( Leave a comment so they can follow you back).
- When you receive a comment from a new follower return the favor & follow them back.
***Please link directly to your Follow Me Back Tuesday Post. Links that lead directly to your personal blog hop will not be accepted and will be deleted.***
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I have a very generous grant to spend 2011 writing a children’s play. I’ve been brainstorming, reading, and planning now to get a head start so I won’t feel too rushed when Raspberry is born. But it is so hard to make myself do that work.
And yet, I started this blog to share my thoughts and life with all of you and to create a regular practice of writing and reflection for myself. This is easy and fun to do. So is playwrighting. And yet, I’m writing on the blog regularly. Hmm…
Must create daily writing practice beyond blog. So many practices…
Perhaps you have heard of that infamous blog-turned-book, Stuff White People Like? Well, Ok Cupid, a blog that David introduced to me, has used its dating service data to create real lists of what all kind of people like.
I am more Indian and Asian than white, which I’ve suspected for a while.
In 2004, when I went to Thailand,
drove across the country,
and moved to PA,
I began keeping a different blog. I remembered it (or, I was reminded of it by my favorite person, David). And now I post it for you, gentle reader, in case you should be so interested to see/remember what I was thinking about from about 2004 to after that.
The Fleurness Blog
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