Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I am Mom, hear me.....bore?

Yesterday I had the chance to catch up with my dear friend, Andrea, who lives on the east coast. We were chatting about my blog, and she asked if I'd noticed a decline in readership since becoming a mom.

I explained that my hits have gone down, but that's probably because I don't post as often as I used to. During previous blogging breaks, I've seen a definite relationship between post frequency and my readership.

But she got me thinking about the evolution of this blog and the people who read it.

I started posting about my every-day life and observations, my adventures with Brent. It transitioned to include our adventures becoming homeowners, and then to wedding planning. Then it focused on our pregnancy journey, and with Em's arrival, all about parenthood.

Sprinkled throughout the above were our fine-dining experiences and our travels -- among other things that non-parental types do with ease.

These days fine-dining is Em trying and liking a new food. And a travel adventure means a trip to Grandma's.

But ya know what? That's totally fine with me. This is the next stage of our life, and I'm embracing it with open arms. Sometimes I think the Duggars are onto something -- when I get a smile or hug from Em, I can TOTALLY understand the appeal of a clown-car full of kids.

So to all my readers who've decided they don't enjoy that my blog has turned into Em's virtual baby book-- and probably aren't reading this anyway, heh -- no worries. I get my applause elsewhere.
I like it!

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde

18 comments:

  1. I love watching her grow up. :)

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  2. I probably don't comment as much as I used to, but I still read and enjoy how much you are enjoying being Em's Mommy. I think in some ways blogging in general is changing with the increased use of Facebook and Twitter. I look forward to your daily updates. I've decided I just can't do it right now.

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  3. Dude, even *I'm* still reading. ;)

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  4. Eeee I love her wagon! Really though, I still enjoy your blog just as much as when I first met you.

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  5. I.LOVE.THIS.POST.

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  6. I am not at the same stage in life (yet) - but still love reading your blog!

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  7. You write about what you know. The appropriate audience follows. But in the end, you just do it for you. What a great record to have as Em grows up.

    I love reading your blog (probably helps that we're at similar points in our lives) and I miss when you don't post for awhile. So NaBloPoMo is great in my book!

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  8. Your blog is definitely Em-heavy these days, but true fans of you love reading about your experience with her. I know I do!

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  9. I still love your blog... and I love the way you chronicle her growing up - it's just the phase of your life that you're in! I may not have as much to comment on as I'm not a mom, but I still love to read about your adventures!

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  10. I think you should just write what you want to write. The readers will come and go, but you know there will be a core group of us out there. :)

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  11. I think Facebook and Twitter are capturing people's blogging time now.

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  12. I say some days there's NOTHING like someone sharing photos of their adorable baby to brighten things up. Readers come & go, but if yoy blog for yourself first, that's all that matters.

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  13. I feel the same way about my own blog. I know I've lost readers (or commenters, at least). At first I was like, "WTF, people?!" but then I realized that not everyone is going to like reading about what I have to say, just like I have definite tastes of my own.

    I'm still reading, though, and like Kim said, I love watching Em grow up.

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  14. i definitely don't mind the virtual baby book, your blog is one of the few kid focused ones i actually read and i love it.

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  15. I'll never let you go, Nanners!I am just as interested in hearing about this phase of your life as the phase at which I joined you. You're still you!

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  16. On the contrary, I like reading your blog more than before because our girls are around the same age and we're going through a lot of the same stuff. Blogs are so personal; they're bound to evolve just as we do.

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  17. I'm not a mom, so I can't necessarily relate to everything, but I still like reading! As you said, this is the next stage of your life...and considering that your blog has always been about your life, I wouldn't expect anything else. Besides, Em's a cutie :)

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  18. Awesome. That's the right attitude.

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