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Hello world!

on April 24, 2012

This is the title of the default first post WordPress creates for you.  I kind of like it.  It’s like Hello world!  I’m here and I have something to tell you.

That’s kind of the point to this blog.  I DO have something to say.  Several things actually.

I started another blog when I got pregnant to chronicle that new part of my life.  Now that my daughter is a year old, the blog is 95% about her.  It’s a way for my friends and family to keep up with her antics from afar.  It seems like no matter how banal the story or long and boring the video my family loves them and asks for more.  I am happy to oblige.  But the blog is really for other people.  I want this blog to be for me.

Why not just keep a journal?  This is the question I ask myself.  If I’m writing for myself, then why would I post it publicly?  For a couple of reasons.  First of all, I have never been very successful writing in a journal daily.  I’ll write for a few weeks and then never return.  (kind of like exercise)  I don’t know why it’s so hard to stick with something that I have every intention of doing.  I guess I get busy doing other things and I just never go back to it.   I’m hoping that by posting to a blog, and possibly having people read and comment, it will encourage me to keep writing every day.  They say if you want to be a writer, you have to write.  I don’t know if I’ll ever be a writer, but I’ve always had that dream, and life is long, you never know.  At least if I write in the blog, I’m keeping my options open.  And finally, when you write something that only you will read, you can get pretty self indulgent.  If I write and make it public, I edit myself, hopefully in a good way.

So stay tuned for all my thoughts opinions on motherhood, books, movies, politics, and life.  And maybe even some things I haven’t thought of yet.  ; )

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7 responses to “Hello world!

  1. Abby says:

    Can’t wait to read more…. You’ve always been so creative and have such a way with words.

  2. Cody says:

    Go girl, I’ll read it! 🙂

  3. Erin says:

    Peanut, I’m looking forward to reading about this next chapter in your life. Pics and stories about the Lilster are always fun, but reading a blog about you will wonderful, too!

  4. Jill says:

    Thanks for the support ladies!

  5. Sandi Alderson says:

    I love reading about the grands, hearing what they are doing and how they are doing, but I mostly hear about them. It takes a while to be able to talk about feelings, successes, fears and stumbles. I hope one day to hear from them.
    Meanwhile, I love hearing about my children’s lives. How many are moving on. For some their children are growing and leaving to start another chapter, and now they are dabbling in new adventures. It shows we are all still willing to stick our necks out, to test the waters, to experiment no matter how big or small. Way to go la familia.
    Looking forward to more writings. So far, it’s humorous, interesting, introspective. Thumbs up!

  6. Gram says:

    I am so glad that you are doing this for yourself Jill. You really do have the gift of writing and I do hope someday you write that book.

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