Thursday, December 5, 2013

On Blogging and My Name!

On blogging....tell me you all feel the same on some of these...

1.  When you tell people that you have a blog, they say, "really? that's cool" like they're completely shocked.  Yes we live in 2013 and almost 2014!  

2.  Some people respond and say, "oh I wish I had time to do that."  That is one excuse I do not agree with.  There are A LOT of busy women in the world that blog.  I'm talking people that have many young kids, work full time, single parent AND travel for work.  I don't want to hear from anyone that they don't have time to blog.  It doesn't have to be a fancy production...just take 2-3 minutes out of your day and write something.  You all know I don't know how to do any of those fancy collages...I just post pictures and write.  Very basic.

3.  I blog to remember what I did yesterday.  I blog for me and I blog for Kevin and I.  I also blog so our Mom's (and my Dad) know what we are up to.  Kevin's Dad doesn't read it! ;)

4.  If my blog ever disappeared, my Dad was oh-so-kind to use www.blog2print.com and I have a PDF of every 6 months of it since July 2009 when I started it.  It's less than $10 for each one depending on how many posts you have.  Money well spent if something were to ever happen!  One day I may print them and bind them into a big ole book.

5.  More people in my every day life read my blog than have ever before.  Family, friends, not friends, facebook people, work people etc.  Honestly I have nothing to hide.  I had always kept it top secret from facebook and work but it doesn't really bother me that people see it.  I am who I am!

6.  Annie is not my real name....just so we're all clear here!  But you all can call me Annie!  ;) My Dad wouldn't let me be my real name on the internet.  Some of my girls in sorority called me Annie (my middle name used to be Anne) so that's where it came from.

I like the number 6 so I'll end there!

11 comments:

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

What a great idea to have the PDF backups!

xx BHB said...

Love this!!! :)

Portuguese Prepster said...

Totally agree with you, blogging does not take that much time! Or maybe I just have too many ideas roaming in my brain that I want to share haha. Sometimes I feel like my blog isn't up to par when I saw fashion blogger's big productions, but I'm quite happy keeping it a simple lifestyle blog :)

Maureen Callahan said...

"Annie" - I am so glad you blog! You have REALLY good taste & I always get ideas of how to decorate, dress, etc. So, while you may be blogging to remember your milestones, I refer to your blog as a style guide! Just sayin!

Maran (HeyHawleywood) said...

I wish I didn't have my whole damn name all of the interweb but I wasn't really thinking when I started. Oh well. I have absolutely nothing to hide.

Dee Stephens said...

I need to look into printing mine. Shelby will love when she's older :)
I have everything from our courtship,engagement until now!

Emily said...

The PDF backups are so cool!! I need to look into that!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I've long wondered where Annie came from! And the PDF backup is a great idea- I need to look into that. I've been blogging @7 years and would be crushed if I lost everything.

KK

Leslie said...

Great post! I love blogging (although sometimes I'm a bad blogger), but I keep it a secret. Only my husband and sister know! Isn't that funny? It's not that I have anything to hide, but it's a frivolous place. :)

Tracy Lyons said...

Love the PDF idea! ....and I never knew you weren't an Annie. You had me fooled! Love reading along.

MCW said...

I did think your name was Annie forever, it's actually one of my favorite names. I agree with the time thing. It doesn't take forever like people think. I don't out mine on FB or talk about it at work, it my friends do know.