Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 28 - 30 Days of Thanks: This Bloggy Thing Here and Other Internetty Goodness

Can you tell I'm getting to the end of the 30 days? I'm having a rough time coming up with new posts! It's not that I don't have things to be thankful for - it's just that the things that come to mind every day are the same ones I've already posted about - family, friends, R, sleep, animals, etc. The basic wonderful things and people in my life.

But, as I was lamely attempting to participate in my first Tweet chat tonight (for #MrsMeyers via @ResourcefulMom - I just couldn't keep up!), I thought about how thankful I am for blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and the Internet in general. I know they can be huge time-wasters, but through them, I've found other people with the same interests as me, people who inspire me with their art and talents and food. I've even seen new sides of my family and my friends as I've read their blogs and Tweets. And, probably most importantly, I've found other moms, especially when R was a baby and a toddler and I needed to know that I wasn't alone in the world. (Okay, hold the phone on the Tweet chat - I actually won one of the giveaways - woohoo! Another reason to love the Internet!)

And, I love having an outlet for writing, for sharing my thoughts and stories -- even when no one is reading them except for my dad. :-) This blog gives me purpose apart from work and motherhood and wifedom. For that, and for all of you out there, I'm thankful.

2 comments:

sandwhichisthere said...

Sweetheart,
I read your blog because it is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise murky world. You have invalidated my distain for the human race. Thank you,
daddy

Stef said...

I do have quite a few friends who talk about Twitter like it's some site for teenagers and find blogs sophomoric. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in seeing them as wonderful outlets! xoxo