A Love Letter to Blogging


On this blog.

Well, not exactly. This blog used to be a blog called Dirty Little Secret. Because it was 2007, okay?

I didn't know any better.

Which is also why I called myself "Jerseygirl89".

This was taken right around when I started "Dirty Little Secret". 

This was taken a few months after I started blogging. 

I was on this group writing site, and it was dying, and everyone moved to Blogger so I did too. I had no idea what the hell I was doing. I just knew that suddenly I was home with a toddler and an infant and that all my friends were at work during the day. I was lonely, dammit.

Also, anything to avoid vacuuming.

To further establish my clueless bona fides, I did not prepare a ginormous giveaway in honor of my ONE THOUSANDTH* post. Mainly because I didn't notice until about 5 days ago and it's not like brands are dying to have me host awesome giveaways. Unfortunately.

I guess my swearing, ranting, randomness, lack of editing and inability to choose a niche don't scream, "Brand Ambassador."

Oh fucking well.

  • I started blogging because I love writing. 
  • I started blogging because the idea of people reading anything I wrote used to scare the fuck out of me. 
  • I started blogging because I didn't know how to make mom friends. 
  • I started blogging because I didn't know what else to do. 

And I am so glad I did. This blog is like my fourth kid, if I had a kid who never threw up on me or talked back.

  • Because of blogging, I have no fear of letting people read what I have written. 
  • Because of blogging, I have "met" so many people I consider friends. 
  • Because of blogging, I have been able to take my kids places we otherwise couldn't have afforded to go. 
  • Because of blogging, I have (occasionally) earned money that we really needed. 
  • Because of blogging, I have gotten so much love, support and advice when I really needed it. 
  • Because of blogging, I didn't lose my mind when I became a full-time stay-at-home mom to two toddlers.
I feel honored that you are reading this post. I appreciate everyone who has stumbled here, even those people from Russia who stayed for .5 seconds. Thank you. Thank you all for letting me call myself a blogger.

I know it's not much, but I've got an Amazon Gift Card for one of my readers. It's only $25, but it's just to let you know that I really do appreciate you guys. Hopefully after my next thousand posts I'll be able to give away a car or something. :) 

*Look, I don't accomplish much anymore, other than folding laundry and keeping tiny smallish humans alive. So 1000 posts means a lot to me, even though it's not a cure for cancer or the development of comfortable Spanx. My point is, I'm gonna spend the day bragging. Please excuse. 


davismusic said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I have read all of them. Your blog has been a great way to keep in touch with you since you left teaching (and KC). I am looking forward to 1000 more.

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Tina said...

Congrats! Love your blog!!

LucidLotus said...

Wowsa! Congrats. And I love you for your swearing, ranting, randomness, lack of editing and inability to choose a niche. That's what makes you you. What's not to love? Keep em coming.

Tracie Nall said...

One Thousand Posts - that is amazing!

I love so much that you started blogging, stuck with it, and I was able to meet you because of it.

You deserve a lot of bragging. 1,000 posts is a huge thing.

Tracie Nall said...

What do I love about blogging? It is a chance to say whatever you want, and send it out to the world. Not that the whole world is necessarily going to read it...but they might.

StephLove said...

Congrats on 1,000. I started blogging in 2007, too, for similar reasons (one kid, one baby, newish to the SAHM thing), but I'm only up to 200 something, I think. I go in for longer, less frequent posts. Sometimes it's hard for me to start writing, but also hard to stop.

J had that exact butterfly sweatshirt when she was 4/5. She loved it.

Lisa R. said...

Congratulations! I can't stand most mom blogs, but I'll be reading yours as long as you'll keep writing it. xo

Leslie said...

Congratulations! 1,000 posts is a BIG DEAL! I've been here reading for nearly all of them. I love reading what you write and I feel lucky to have found you through your blog. Yay for you and your 1,000th post. I hope you write 1,000 more.

liz t said...

really? a THOUSAND? haha- i think i have like 4 entries on my blog. congrats! i love following your stuff - even though it makes me miss you guys. *sniff*

Blackshear said...

Way to go. I only read 2 blogs on a regular basis and yours is one of them. Always entertaining and informative what I really respond to is the honesty. Also the lack of singular subject matter I find a plus not a detraction. You never know what your going to get but can get it all in one place. One stop shopping ironically like Walmart!