May 1, 2009

My Blogging Quest.

Jen at Semantically driven has started "My Blogging Quest".

Blogging quest - brought to you by Semantically driven

I am a new blogger, with not even 50 posts under my belt, but I am well and truly hooked. My story began in March 2009 when I started my blog to document my familys journey from suburbia to farm life. We left a comfortable home only two minutes walk from the school and moved out of town to a 75 acre property with no house and a big shed to live in!

We had been looking for land for 2 years to build our dream home, a cliche - yes but important none the less, and we bought this property in 45 minutes. That was the beginning of the craziness and I had to somehow record it all so I could look back in 10 years time and read about our experiences and laugh, or cry at the things we went through in building our house.

My blog was supposed to be clinical and orderly, but then I noticed posts creeping in about my children, my husband, my pets and often my inner turmoil and emotions. I wrote about having to put our beloved beagle to sleep, or how I felt guilty about my mothering, was I good enough for the job?

It was a release for me and a creative and expressive outlet at the same time. I have always loved to write. I dabbled in poetry and short stories when I was younger and I wrote a pregnancy diary for my three children (I can't wait to blog some of THOSE entries!).

I find I can't live in the moment. I need to record events so I can look back and remember. I do this with concerts I attend or school activities, I photograph and video constantly so I can reminisce. Now I am doing this with my blog, I want to remember this time, the good the bad and the crazy.

I was fascinated with other peoples blogs and loved stepping into their lives just for a short time. I started to get a few comments, and that was exciting - someone else was interested in what I was writing about. This is for me but the power of a comment cannot be underestimated.

I write how I feel, I have a dry sense of humour and that is reflected in my posts. Friends have commented that this is "so me". I have alot to write about, things that are difficult and muddled in my brain, but deserve the chance to be addressed.

There is alot to learn about blogging, and I understand and appreciate a little more each day. Templates, feeds, wordpress or blogger, domain names, the list goes on. I plan to hold on to this ride and see where it takes me.


Margo Upson said...

Great post. That must have been quite a journey, to up and move out into the country like that. I grew up in the country, and I can't wait to move back. Blogging is such a great way to document life. I love looking back at my older posts and seeing how much everything has changed.

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you Margo. I have surprised myself how much I have settled in to farm life, I suppose I just needed to harden up a bit!!!

Jen at Semantically driven said...

I've done the opposite. I grew up on a farm and now live in the city. One day I may move back to the country. Thanks for participating in my quest.

Just call me Yankee said...

I too would like to live out in the country! I am glad that you are new to blogging as well. I have been blogging for about a year, but only actively for a few months. We can learn together.