Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm a firm believer in stopping what you are doing immediately if you find that it is not working. In 2006, I opened up blogger at my computer at school when I probably should have been teaching students and decided to start a blog entitled "Grace Upon Grace." (In my defense, it was the week before school let out. My grades were turned in. I guess maybe some teachers cared enough to use every moment for instruction. I did not. To say the least.)

Here I have recorded our lives (more or less.) But I've struggled more and more to write consistently. I think because I felt like this blog had to be this or that type of blog. And I had to write about this. And I couldn't write about that.

But no more! Because nobody reads this blog anyway! I'm writing for myself. I like to write, yet I've neglected this outlet because of self-imposed restrictions. So with the exception of a few good friends and my mother (whom I mean no disrespect to, of course,) I am moving forward under the assumption that nobody reads this blog anyway. Goodbye stat counter and map. So long trying to make my mark on the blogosphere or trying to be a faithful family journaler. I'll still post about the kids and try to mention things that 80 year old Jamie will enjoy reading when 53 year old Asher, 52 year old Jude, and 51 year old Simeon never call or write. Hopefully 85 year old Kris will be next to me reminding me not to be too hard on them, because that's what he does. And I'll rant and observe and editorialize I'm sure. Who knows! It's just me, a computer, and my words now. I will write whatever I want.

Because nobody reads my blog anyway.

5 comments:

Cheerios said...

tehehehehe

Patti said...

I can't wait for Unedited Jamie. Jamie Unplugged? Jamie Unhinged? Jamie, Unrated Version..

Robin said...

Oooh, me too. As soon I stopped caring about blogging for other people and just writing for me, it became so much better. Nobody reads my blog either (at least that what I tell myself), and I like it that way!

Shauna said...

Oh my gosh... I love the new blog header! I typically read off of my reader which does not show the header, but I HAD to click on the actual blog to see what all the change is. love it!

Sarah said...

Love it :)

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