Tomorrow marks my 4 month blogging month-iversary. Really? Only four months? That’s crazy. Why didn’t I start this sooner? I have been asked a lot about why I started blogging, and every time, my answer changes. All my reasons are true – and they all say something about me. I thought I would give you a little insight into why I love it so much here in blogland.
I have always loved reading blogs. I have read them for years. I didn’t know about Google Reader – or about RSS – and I didn’t even bookmark the pages. I would just type fullnameofblogandpartofurl into Google every time I wanted to catch up. Sometimes I would check a blog every few minutes in case they posts a hundred times that day. Oh well, I am sure I gave them great page views!
I LOVE to write. I am not a good writer – and I often just write random things off the top of my head – but every time I have a long-term writing project, I love it! I once wrote a super long essay on Teaching Latin in Schools (I was a Latin teach for four years, did I mention that?) and it was published in a well known Classical School Newsletter (yeah – as well known as Classical School Newsletters are). It was my pride and joy! If you are in any way interested in teaching Latin, I’ll send you a copy.
I am not a shopaholic with closets full of makeup. But, when I find that one mascara that changes my life, I have to tell someone! I feel like this blog is where I can randomly shout “It’s the best mascara EVER!”
I am super social. When I was homeschooled (have I mentioned that? Maybe I should write about that someday…) I took a few online classes with forums and chat rooms, etc. I loved it because I had hundreds of friends all over the country. This is kind of like that – a whole world of real friends. I am starting to sound like an awkward un-socialized homeschooler. I promise. I am nothing like that!
I needed a hobby. My husband is in grad school and spends all his time tied to his homework. So, what do I do? I hang around – bug him – ask him how it’s going – bring him more food – and – I really needed a hobby!
I LOVE to learn. Really. When I find something new that intrigues me, I spend HOURS researching it to death. I have spent more time these last 4 months researching and learning EVERYTHING I can about web designing, CSS and HTML, and everything else. I love it. Sometimes I look up and it is 3 am and I am on my 30th tab open on my computer. Yes. I am a little addicted.
Right now I need to learn how to speed this site UP! I am sorry it is SO slow. I’ll work on it tonight :).