When I started this blog over five years ago, I didn’t really understand what a blog was. My close friends and I decided to start one on the same day, we didn’t know about stats and reviews, advertising, carnivals, I didn’t even know other blogs existed. I sat down on my couch, as the kids napped, looked at the massive pile of laundry that needed to be folded and thought “I Should Be Folding Laundry.” I came here and wrote about the very ordinary details of my life simply to share my life with my friends. They did the same, it was really fun.
Then one day, someone I didn’t know left a comment on my blog. It freaked me out. I felt like someone was peering into my windows without me even realizing it.
Every window of my life is open, well, not all of my windows but many. For you, for you, for you and for me. So much has happened in my life since the birth of this blog, things I never expected both in life and in the reaction I’ve received from readers.
Life. Death. New home. Kids growing up. Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. iPhones. Marriage ups and downs. Miscarriage. Faith. Faithlessness. Dark. Light. A new business. So many good times, too many to link to.
And it’s here, documented. I didn’t set out for followers or comments, I never tried to make money off of my blog (maybe I should?), I just came here and wrote.
And you always respond and it never gets old. Not then. Not yesterday. Not today. Everything you say means as much to me as everything I say.
So, I’m glad I came here and skipped the pile of laundry on that day in January, but I’m even happier that you’re here today.
Also? I’m always listening to you.