I am a blogaholic and I’m not ashamed to admit it. There are a handful of blogs that I read daily. Or I would read daily if they would post daily. It’s frustrating to be left hanging for a day or two so in the spirit of understanding I’m trying to blog daily for all my faithful readers. All three of you 😉 You’re so pretty! (I know there’s more of you out there. I can see the numbers. You just aren’t leaving comments. Those people? Not so pretty. Leave a comment people, show some support!)
Why do I read blogs? Well first of all I am a reader. From the moment I first learned to read I fell in love with books. My parents were wise and encouraged all three of us kids to read by setting our bedtime at 8:00 but we could stay up until 8:30 if we were reading. What child is not going to fall for that?! I get to stay up later?? Yes! My brother, sister and I are all avid readers. (Thank you Mom and Dad!) So I love to read. I have book club cards, discount cards and library cards. Which are great. But there’s still that factor of having to go out and get the books. The internet is convenient. I can find something new to read without ever getting dressed!
Second of all, the blogs I read remind me that I am not alone in this world. My experiences are not all entirely unique. The author of my favorite blog just recently moved across the country with her kids to live in the south. Hmmmm. Sound familiar? Her trials and tribulations of moving and settling in to a new environment with kids are so parallel to my own that I have comfort in knowing that I’m not a freak because it’s hard to leave the house on my own thank-you-very-much!
And finally, I like to read blogs because they open my eyes to a world outside of my own. I’ve learned new things – like new uses for Ikea furniture, or how people handle a similar situation in different manners. Blogs have made me laugh, made me cry and made me think.
I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting blogs to read. If you have a favorite or three please do share.