I got into this blogging thing late. While many had already been blogging for years and made friends and grew businesses from their blogs, I was still learning about the computer and Facebook and E-mail and didn’t know there was a whole other group of people out there who wrote about their lives, their passions, their families, etc. One of the first blogs I ever read was Pioneer Woman and you all know what happened with her and all her fame and fortune.
The first time I read Ree’s blog I laughed so hard and sent her a comment and she answered me back and I was hooked. I have kept up with her family and watched her children grow from little kids to almost adults. I watched her grow her business and become a household name and get a tv cooking show. I had no such ambitions. The next blog I got hooked on was Posie Gets Cozy. It’s a delicious combination of family, knitting, quilting and creating and adoption which took a sad turn at one point and then turned into a wonderful story when the Paulsons adopted a baby girl and I was enraptured by their story. I have watched their little girl grow and become a school girl. Alicia’s wonderful way with words makes her blog so sweet to read. She doesn’t hold back when she is sad, but most often she is a bright, shining star who shows us all the beauty that is in this world. I discovered Canadian Needle Nana and am astounded at how many quilts she has made and continues to make. She is a an artist at quilting and inspires me to do better. And for laughs, I love reading The New Sixty by Arkansas Patti. A woman with the best sense of humor and she makes you think. I have laughed so hard at some of her posts. She only writes one every week and I always look forward to Monday when I can read another installment of her very eventful life. She has done some interesting things in her life and has a humorous take on almost everything. This week is about things better than sex! Yes.
I finally began a blog and it was called, I Love My Dogs,” because, well, I love my dogs and still do. I learned how to post pictures and really enjoyed writing about my life. I considered it a diary for my children who may one day want to know more about their mother. Then, one day, most of my pictures disappeared from the blog because David had been tinkering with them and lost them all. I was dismayed, to say the least. Fast forward and I decided to start a new blog. My son paid for my website and I was off and running again with “Snicklefritz.” In case you don’t already know why I named my blog Snicklefritz, it’s because that is what my daddy always called me. Snicklefritz means a mischievous child and I was that.
Many blogs I read and loved have gone by the wayside because of family issues or work or the blogger was just tired of keeping a blog up. It does take time to write a blog and if you add pictures that takes even more time so I can understand why some have given up their blogs, but I really miss some of them. One in particular, Posy, a blogger from England quit because she was having trouble with her computer and never came back. I loved reading her blog and I have heard she may start one up again and I hope I can find it and read it when she does.
As for me, I just love writing. Doing this blog gives me an outlet for it and there is so many things I want to write about. I’ve got several stories I have written about when I was growing up that I intend to post on my blog eventually. I have also written some children’s stories with my grandchildren as the subjects in them that I may post one day. I enjoy sharing my hobbies, my travels and just my humdrum days. I don’t live an especially exciting life, but it’s my life and I’m content with it. I don’t think I take exciting too well, anyway.
If you are reading this and have never tried writing a blog because you think your life is not interesting enough, believe me. Everyone’s life is interesting. I love to read about the every day things. If there are some especially exciting or wonderful things, that’s nice too, but I think everyone’s life is a story that needs to be written. So if you have been holding off writing a blog, now is the time to start. You will find out things about yourself as you write. It’s cathartic in many ways.
Here’s to blogging and all the bloggers who put their lives out there for us to read about. Bye.