Thursday, September 13, 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog ...

“Mom, you should start a blog,” one of my daughters said.

“Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few,” quotes one of my sons, regarding the blogging craze.

A little bit of research tells me that there are an estimated 164 million blogs worldwide and that half of all bloggers are in the US.

A little more research provides me with a list of the top ten reasons people blog. Do I fit any of them?

No, I'm not trying to establish myself as a professional or make a living by blogging.

No, I'm not trying to sway public opinion or promote a product.

No, I'm not trying to connect with like-minded people worldwide.

Yes, reason number 8, I want to stay connected with family and friends. This is why I'll blog!

I'm blessed to have my married children and grandbabies all living within 20 miles, but even still we can't all keep up on the ins and outs of daily life ~ the newest baby developments, the home decorating project or a recent vacation or outing. So I enjoy checking in on everyone's blogs to see what's new.

I really wish my near and distant family and friends could just pop in regularly to catch up over a cup of coffee, but since that cannot be, I am happy for the technology that allows us to keep in touch.

To that end I launch my blog. So please stop by and bring your own cup of coffee! No guarantees about how often I'll post; just taking it one day at a time, like the rest of my life. =)


  1. Wow! A fresh, clean slate to comment on.

    I am pleased to be a part of the life of a very wonderful woman (my wife Olinda). I rise up and bless you in the gates for your love, care and attentions to each in our family, and for the multitude ways that you live out your life for our Lord.

    “Many daughters have done nobly,
    But you excel them all.” Proverbs 31:29


  2. What!?! ... You beat me to it Dad! I was just thinking I would be the first to comment...;-)

    Very nice blog Mom! Looking forward to reading more ...


  3. O.k., I love Bob's comment and your profile Olinda. I am so glad you decided to join this crazy world of bloggers-it is so much fun. While I started as a journal for my family and grands, I've gotten to know some wonderful, godly ladies who have enriched my life(like you and Wendy have). I look forward to joining you with a cup of coffee and sharing the many blessings and joy of the Lord. I am hoping to be your first follower! With much love, Noreen

  4. I forgot to say that Carrie got my blogging; Kim blogged for a while but was just too busy with her four to continue. I've also enjoyed your families blogs as well. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Just noticed you're blogging, Olinda! I'm excited about the opportunity to stay in touch here with you and yours and looking forward to reading your word gems!

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I enjoy checking in on you and yours. Amazing what technology allows us to do these days. Our ancestors wouldn't have believed it!