4.26.2006

My 100th Post!

Yay for me! I have actually stuck with something long enough to reach a milestone.

As I was lurking online today, thinking of ways to celebrate my 100th post, I found this article on Slate.com. The author writes about why she shut down her blog.

"I had kept the blog for nearly five years, using it as a repository for personal anecdotes, travelogues, and the occasional flight of fiction—all of which I hoped, eventually, might lead to a novel. And then, somewhere between the bedsheets and 6 a.m., I realized something: Blogging wasn't helping me write; it was keeping me from it."

I thought about this for a while and felt bad for her. Blogging has had the opposite effect for me. It has encouraged me to write, to think, and be creative. It has forced me to keep up with a hobby I have long neglected. It has put me in touch with other bloggers who inspire me and make me think.

So, for my 100th post, I'd like to pay tribute to those of you who make me try harder. Thanks!

Sweatpantsmom
Italian Trivia
Bite My Cookie
Chicky Chicky Baby
Izzy Mom
Mama Tulip
Mrs. Fortune and Her Cookie
Crouching Mommy, Hidden Laundry
Motherhood Uncensored
Morphing into Mama

And to all of the other wonderful women out there I have yet to discover, thanks!

P.S. Please don't get mad if I didn't include a link to you here. J is tugging at my arm, these are all I could fit in a 2 minute window. Every blog I read and comment on makes me want to be a better mom.

16 comments:

Kristen said...

You are too sweet. I sometimes that since we try to write short things that will keep peoples' interest, maybe if you wanted to write something longer, you're doing yourself a disservice - but on the same token, you're writing -and that has to be good for you regardless of what it is.

Liesl said...

I'm with Kristen. As long as the blog is fun and interesting for you, then stick with it.

I, for one, love your blog, even if I don't get as much time to read nad comment as I might desire...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

rhonda said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Blogging brings out my creative side too. It's FUN!

Chase said...

Congrats on your 100th! It feels great, doesn't it?!

Keep writing, girl, you're doing wonderfully!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Being on that list with those incredible women is the nicest compliment that I've received in a long time. Thanks!

Now without sounding like I'm sucking up :)... I think if blogging is your creative outlet and you enjoy it then you should stick with it. If it helps you become a better writer and encourages you to write more often then so much the better. Congratulations on 100 posts!

GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Awesome! Congrats on the 100th post!!!! Hooooooray!

And I too read the slate article and have thought about shutting the blog down several times but that's a whole 'notha story and I won't get into it here.

Cheers to you!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I sometimes struggle with keeping up my blog, but I have found that it largely keeps me motivated to write and connected with others. And you are one of the "others" that I feel so fortunate to have "met" via the blog!

MamaKBear said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! :)

I really enjoy reading about your adventures as J's Mommy!

Juliabohemian said...

Congratulations on maintaining a consistent interest while being a Mom.

grayelephant said...

congrats!

Meg said...

I know exactly how you feel! Staying at home with a kid can really put a drain on your mind. There are days when I feel like I never had any education at all because my conversations consist of "gooo, gaaahh, pthhhhhpt". Blogging allows me to bring out my creative writing side and to keep up with other women (and some men) who are in similar situations!

Christina said...

Yes! Blogging has actually helped me reawaken my writing ability, and it forces me to think as well as to take action on things that are important to me. It's been nothing but a good thing for me.

something blue said...

Congratulations... here is to the next 100!

I hope you know that you are a smart, hip writer yourself.

Carrcakes said...

Congrats on your accomplishment. I hope you write 900 more!

cmhl said...

congratulations, girl. that is great. I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

sweatpantsmom said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

I'm honored to be mentioned on your blog. You're a wonderful writer.

Looking forward to many more Mommy Moments!