Thursday, November 10, 2011

blogging about blogging... how original.

Let's talk about me for a minute.

I know it's my blog, but I've been stuck in the house for a few days and the posts are kid-heavy.  Although I do have to share this tidbit - the speech therapist came today and told me that if she were assessing the Dude now (he was assessed about 8 months ago) that she would not accept him into the program.  Because he is totally caught up verbally.  And then she said it was because I was such an amazing mom and doing everything right.  YEAH.  THAT'S RIGHT.  And then she left and he looked at me and said "I want a nap" and ran upstairs to his room.

So I got that going for me.

It snowed yesterday and today - which would typically have me furious, but it wasn't a ton and it's all melty now.  THAT kind of snow I can handle.  But the last 2 years living here, it snowed around December 1st, dumped a TON of snow and then it just got higher and higher.  I won't even tell you how many times I've fallen into a snow drift that was taller than I am.

So good show, Wisconsin.  Keep it up.

Has anyone noticed that there aren't as many bloggers as there used to be?  I mean, there's the crafty ones,the foody ones, the ones pushing their photography and other coolness and I totally dig them, but the average nobodies chronicling their lives in blog form is not as common as it was.  I've been doing this for over ten years and I've seen some amazingly normal but fascinating people just stop altogether.  And the family blogs - so many of those are virtual abandoned lots.  I miss those.  I think it's Facebook.  I mean, when we blog the person has to come directly to the blog, then push the comment button and sign in and all that jazz (not mine though, I love e.mail and I'll take it even if it's spam!).  But on FB we put a picture or a thought up and suddenly EVERYONE "likes" it and comments!!  How gratifying is that??  I know I personally put some things up on FB instead of the ol' blog because I loves me some validation.

But there's something just wonderful about the blogging process, I think.  I create the look of the page, the placement of words and images, and I get a kick out of what I make.  My hum-drum life, documented just the way I choose.  And then as an added bonus, sometimes people comment!  Other people read and know and kind of care??  How cool is that?!

Oh, and then sometimes you post a picture of your kids and everybody is all AWWWWWWWWWWW.

Gets 'em every time.

In short, I love blogging.  I love all of you.  Even the lurkers.  It may not be as en vogue as it was, but I'm still here, plugging away at my NaBloPoMo for the 5th year in a row.  And I'm really grateful for those of you who have stuck with it - I really love knowing that people reading this know me as Reva the Aspiring Rock Star Who Whines About Life And The Lame-oids She Dates and not just Reva the Mom Who Blogs About Mom Stuff.

We will now return back to gratuitous pictures of my children and how they are destroying all my earthly possessions.


tuba.girl said...

I love your blog- it's so much fun to read!

Oh, and P.S. It's a good thing you didn't live in coughPennsylvaniacough or any of its surrounding states this year. It snowed before Halloween! Like, heavily!

And like you, I kinda hate snow.

I was so disappointed ;)

Manda said...

I agree that FB is the most likely culprit in the decline of blogging. Now blogs are mostly seen as marketing tools while connecting with friends and family is the province of email, text messaging and FB.

I would blog more but I never get comments there. I'm not even sure anyone reads it any more. I'm far more likely to get acknowledged on FB or Twitter.

And they've shown feedback signals dopamine (that "feel good" chemical in the brain). Like a rat in a lab, we keep looking for that affirmation, the "like" and the comments . . .

So yeah, people are more likely to go where that's going to happen, and FB is winning on that score.

Jane said...

I even changed my password for Facebook to something like "yougiantTIMEsuck" because it's that all-consuming.
I still read your blog however and wish I had known about it sooner so I was commenting at an appropriate time for you.

The Atomic Mom said...

I totally agree with you on blogging. It's hard to find good blogs that are just "life blogs" anymore. Anyway, I know my own blogging has suffered this year because of many things. I am trying though to post at least 2 times a week. Sometimes that's harder than others. But as long as you blog I will be a fan. You are my longest blog read. :)

And yay Dude! Talk away.

Padme said...

I wish there was a way to punch snow in the face. My MIL, being from Michigan, asked me today what it is that I hate so much about winter. And somehow the confused blank stare I answered her with didn't even communicate "EVERYTHING." I had to go on to explain the fact that I CAN'T get warm for 7 months, can't enjoy time outside, get depressed at the lack of light leads to a very unfulfilling relationship between winter and myself. What does winter do for me? Freeze me, isolate me, depress me, leave me in the dark. WHAT'S TO LIKE?!?!?

Glad I got that off my chest.

Allyson & Jere said...

First of all.....let's just get this out there. I'm a DORK! So today I think to myself...hmmm, where is Reva. Why haven't I seen updates from her in FOREVER? DER! Guess I shoulda paid attention when you said you were switching to blogspot. Sorry bout that.

Secondly....I totally agree on the blogging thing. It does seem like so many have just dropped off the face of the eart, and some I really miss. Then again, I sorta can't remember how to blog half the time anymore either.

That being said...yay for the Dude, and yay for you and your regular blogging.

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