Today marks 5 years of this blog so this edition of "Why I..." answers why I write this blog.
It's a good record of our lives. I love going back to see what we were up to at the same time last year. And it forces me to document our trips and holidays properly.
On that note, it forces me to take photos, and try to remember to take a variety of photos - some of each kid, ones of Dave and me together, and of all four of us.
It allows our family to keep up with what we are doing. I don't like talking on the phone and I usually fall behind in my email correspondence, but I don't feel too bad about that because people can just hop over here and catch up with us.
I like to give advice and talk about myself, but I am conscious of the fact that people don't always want to hear it all. This way, I can share all of my opinions, and if anyone wants to read about it, they are welcome to do so on their own time, but if they aren't interested, that's fine too!
It challenges me to come up with different things to write about. I post something each weekday and although some things are a constant, like Weekend Recap, I try to come up with different and engaging topics.
I like connecting with other bloggers - some that I know read my blog too, and others who don't read my blog but who I am inspired by.
I wrote about my tips for starting a blog here.
Thanks for keeping up with me over these past 5 years. I never know how long I'll keep this up, but I'm here for now!