When I asked my DH "What can I Blog tonight that's interesting?", his reply was "Sorry, this is your life you're blogging about isn't it?". He was teasing, but maybe he's right, my life isn't all that interesting. My lovely little Blogger stats tell me that my number of pageviews has gradually dwindled from 40-60 to about 5.
It's true that most weeks for me (and I'm sure others) are pretty much the same and once you've blogged once about your weekly activities, such as Aquafit and Taekwondo, to do so every Tuesday and Friday would bore me, let alone anyone else. The obvious exceptions being when you drive home with no clothes on!! Now if you haven't read every post, you'll be confused. However, once you start to write a Blog you feel a committment to keep it up. People write Blogs for all sorts of reasons, to promote businesses, to document their passion for the red back desert dwelling yellow bellied fruit fly, to record a special holiday, or just as a personal diary.
When I sat down and committed to this blog, I like others blogging for the first time had no following and never expected any, because this was just about me writing down my attempt to keep my sanity afloat. I didn't confine myself to any particular subject knowing it would end up as various ramblings, probably more accurately described as drivel. I had read the wonderful Fostermummy's Blog for a long time before ever starting a Blog of my own and I knew, at the outset, I could never write so eloquently or profoundly.
My Day, today has consisted of the same walk to and from Primary School, a very exciting visit from the Broadband engineer, (I don't get out much since I became ill!),**
**Sorry need to stop here and cheer that he has got the Broadband back to at least a functional level, although we now have another 10 days of it 'settling in', but that means it may get better yet**
also researching stuff online for DH's work, and making lunch and tea. He's right, you know, my DH, my life today has not been interesting. So if it's not interesting, what is my life?
It's definitely a journey. Hopefully a journey back to full health, back to something I recognise as more 'me', and on the way it's a voyage of discovery. Discovering slowly, more slowly than I'd like, that there are things I am capable of doing, making meatballs, cooking cake and crocheting. All those are new things, not old things that I used to do, but soon I might feel able to do the old things again, like answer my home phone myself. Discovering that there are some amazing, kind, generous people in the world and not everyone is like those who have hurt you. I need to make a list of all those things I have yet to learn but would like to, some are more ethereal than others. Learning to crochet, cook and knit are do-able, learning to truly accept you are fearfully and wonderfully made, is less tangible.
Life is sometimes a puzzle, a battlefield or a mountain climb, but can also be an adventure, a dance and a love story.
So what is your life and why do you Blog?
Lots of Love Arwedd xxx