2011. A new year. A new time to reflect. What have I been reflecting on? Well, alot of things really but one of the biggies has been why i have such bloggers block all the time and why i seldom want to blog. there's a whole series of reasons as to why i haven't blogged. I've moved blogs over the years. This typepad blog was my very first blog that I ever started. I looked and I started it back in March of 2005. Almost 6 years ago. I kept it up and i loved it. i loved the connection and the fact that i was documenting all the mundane parts of my life.
then i started my photography business. in 2007 after parker was born. i continued to blog here at typepad but quickly realized i needed to upgrade my blog for business reasons and i made the move to wordpress. which i love. however, at that point i stopped blogging, for the most part, about my personal life and in a sense i've felt like i've completely abandon the original intent of why i started a blog to begin with...which was to have an online, chronological bunch of babble that i'd be able to show my kids some day. the ups, the downs, the ins and outs of what our life, and their lives, were all about.
After moving the blog to wordpress i tried to keep the personal and professional blogging separate. it worked sometimes and sometimes it didn't. i tried to keep up w/ two separate blogs and then i tried to combine them. the point is, in the shuffle and change i just finally got frustrated w/ myself and pretty much gave up blogging all together. it started to become this chore. like i had to put up something so amazingly moving or interesting to even be worthy of having a blog...and really, that garbage is so lost on me. my goal for my blog was never to educate the masses with some poignant rhetoric but it was simply to have a tangible documentation of the life that i am leading at any given moment. it was really all for my kids and to allow me to write a bit because i enjoy it. i enjoy doing it for me and for my family.
so i woke up this morning and wondered if i would be able to recover this old typepad blog of mine. i logged in (with an old expired email address) and updated my billing information that had long expired and voila. here i am. i'm rather excited that it's all still here and i have intentions of exporting everything and creating a book so that it's permanently available to us.
i hope that by rambling again around here i will be able to perhaps ignite some of the passion i've lost for documenting, writing, creating and enjoying life a bit more. excited to see what shall become of this old faithful blog of mine.