Saturday, February 21, 2009

Blog Stalker

I've often wondered if people think that I'm a blog stalker. If you look at the list on the right side of the screen, I do read a lot of "Mommy Blogs", but then am only being followed by 3 people (one of whom is my own GF. LOL). That's not to say I'm trying to be popular by any means, it just appears to me that not many people read me. But that's neither here nor there. I blog to remind myself of things that I'm thinking at the moment they pop into my head.

I've never been good at keeping journals (the paper kind). I always start them, but get distracted and forget about them. This is the second blog that I've had since the internets were invented. I still have my other one - I've had that one for 8 years and it carries a lot of history. I have met dozens of people in real life that I knew for years on that blog. It's not easy for me to make friends, but I've definitely made some good ones over there. ADD for a second and went off course.

Blog Stalking. It's not my intention to be a stalker. I began this blog, initially, to follow the McNulty Quads. I discovered them through a silly Christmas photo contest on the SFGate's The Poop blog. The posts there were hilarious and I thought I'd continue reading to see how one raises 4 kids of the same age at the same time. LOL. Through her, I found other Quad blogs, then Triplets, then Twins (and mulitple twin families). I continue reading these blogs because I am inspired and awed by their stories (all of which are completely unique). I'm learning from these blogs (even though I categorize them as Mommy blogs, there are Daddies that contribute as well) and, in some cases, have become emotionally invested in these families. Families that I've never met in person, probably will never meet in person, but people who were brave enough to let the world see a snippet of their family life.

I've tried to comment where I can on these blogs when the mood strikes, but about half of those blogs don't even know I read them. Sometimes I feel kind of silly making a "de-lurking" comment on one of their blogs, but how else will they know that I'm not some crazy person that goes to read their blog everyday? LOL.

So I guess this blog is a giant de-lurking announcement. LOL. I think I've made one before, but I figured I should make another just to reassure anyone new to my blog reading list that I'm not some crazy baby blog obsessed lady. Think of it more like this - I'm your student, learning what it's really like to raise kids. You all show me the ups and downs of parenthood. It's preparing me a lot (I often thing "OMG! I dread that stage of babyhood!" LOL) and let me know that some things are just inevitable. I'm glad for that because there are a lot of people out there who make parenthood out to be all Sunshine and Rainbows. Thank you for that! you know - I'm not a psycho. LOL.


loren said...

blog stalkers are the BEST! hahahaha... don't worry, you're by far NOT the strangest person to frequent my blog :)

Lani said...

I am a HUGE blog stalker... and I have learned a lot from reading other people's blogs, so stalk away!:)