Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Today's Post Brought to You By the Letter "D"

I started blogging a little over two years ago. Peanut was almost one and I was finally feeling my parenting grove...meaning I actually had a nap time or two of me time a day and was looking for an outlet. I had stumbled across a few parenting blogs and thought, hey, I could do that.

I was never in it for the fame and fortune, which is a good thing because I haven't found either. Sure, there are some very well-respected bloggers out there who get interviewed by major media outlets and apparently make a very good living through sponsorships and ads.

Me, I just needed a blank page to fill with words. A place to document the growth of my peanut and my role as mommy. A community that understood what I was going through and might offer a bit of advice. I needed a voice.

Of course in the early days I checked my Google Analytics regularly - how many people were coming, where were they from, did they come back? I honestly haven't checked it in months (of course I looked today because I was thinking about it). I'm okay with my steady readership. I know most of my readers either are related to me, know me, know someone related to me or are friends of friends. And that's fine. Because even if I only had one reader (hi mom!), I'd still write here. I'd still share my potty training stories or silly things peanut says or moments when I struggle with what it is to be a stay at home mom. I need to. It's just what I do.

So in that vein, I've joined Self-Made Mom and her growing D-List posse of bloggers.


Nope, I won't be at Blogher (although I always swear, one of these days I'll be able to justify it). Nope, I'll never be a featured guest on Oprah. Nope, I won't be asked to guest post anywhere. I'm just still a high heeled gal adjusting to my life in flats who will continue to write about it here - hey, it keeps my mom up to date, my friends slightly entertained and me a little bit saner than I would be without it.

And that gets an A in my book any day.

4 comments:

Jess I. said...

Honestly, you should probably be proud of your low profile. Most high-profile citizen bloggers got that way because of some crazy scandal that they started by saying something obnoxious or exploiting something that randomly happened to them. Oprah Schmoprah.

selfmademom said...

that's the best part about the D-list! no pressure! :) Glad you joined us...

Goddess in Progress said...

Well said.

I went through a phase of wanting to get more readers, get my blog "bigger." And then I realized it just wasn't worth the effort and wasn't what I was all about.

I'm with you. I write because I wanted to write. I like feedback and community, which is why I write online instead of in a little paper book. And while I always like new readers and new connections, I'm happy with my "little" blog just how it is.

CDB said...

This is a great post. I've fallen off the blogging wagon lately but I've found that I truly, truly need the outlet and without it.. things start to fall apart a bit. I'm so with you on all things said in this post! Our jobs are hard! But it helps to share a bit.

And it's nice to get comments too.(: