I’m sure our devout followers have noted many changes to our blog in the last 8 months or so, and a lot has changed. We’ve been blogging much more frequently for starters. We made our blog searchable in search engines. We made an email account dedicated to this blog. We made a Facebook page, and just started a twitter account. We’ve been featured on blogher.com three times (for THIS, THIS, and THIS post). We’ve guest-posted on becoming-someone.blogspot.com, and on icanteachmychild.com. We were recently added to indianapolisblogs.blogspot.com‘s blog roll and are excited about more local readers. We added some ads to our sidebar. We made a header for our blog, added tabs, and made a blog button. We signed up for business2blogger.com and have done two posts because of it (our only two giveaways).
In short, we’re trying to make this small blog a blog of note.
We’ve received many comments from friends and family who say they love reading our blog and think we’re great writer and other flattering words, to which we say “Thank you,” even if we think you must not read many blogs if you think so highly of ours! We are amateurs by and large. Neither of us are English or journalism majors, or authors or anything of the sort. We both enjoy writing and think we’re fairly competent at doing so, though we know we’re far from being poetic. And neither of us are web or graphic designers, and do our best with what basic knowledge and skills we have of various programs and html.
So why do we blog? Why do we spend our precious “free” time to tell people “What’s up with the Fagans?”
And we’re not really sure. Because, after all, our blog isn’t especially unique, or poignant, or different from the millions of other blogs out there. We’re another Mommy/Daddy/Parenting blog that talks about a potpourri of subjects. We don’t share crafty things to do, recipes, fashion tips, or decorating ideas, things common to many awesome blogs out there. Nor do we do many giveaways (two total so far). And we haven’t really made any money from this blog either, so that incentive doesn’t really exist either.
But, we enjoy it. We enjoy writing. We enjoying sharing us.
We try hard to be honest. We try hard to tell it like it is, but not in a complaining-ranting fashion. (Who needs more of that?) Yes, we share what we struggle with – parenting, money, car shopping, miscarriages, marriage, sickness, car accidents–and how we get through them. We don’t have all the answers (or possibly any) and in fact often ask for answers and advice to our dilemmas in our posts.
But, ultimately, we try to inspire and encourage our readers, as well as entertain and humor them. We like to think we’re funny people in real life, afterall. We’re imperfect sure, but so is everyone else. We try to share who we really are, not some facade of happy children, happy family, adorable home. Because it’s not real. Life is hard and we know it, but we also know that we can choose to be happy in this hard life. We choose to believe in a Savior who can lift us up to a higher way of living.
We don’t always know what to blog about, what would be interesting to other people, to our friends, our readers, our families. So what has been interesting to you? What’s your favorite post or posts of ours? Do you wish we spend more time talking about certain parts of our lives?
Why do you keep reading our blog?
And if you’re a fellow blogger, we’d love to know how you made your blog a “blog of note.” Because we’re really only just beginning.