There’s a blank page awaiting within Blogger when you log in. At the top of the page is the command: “Create”. I don’t know that I ever even noticed it before today. I have logged in to write many times without any idea of what exactly I was going to say… but I always came up with something. Four years of almost daily posts and you would think that I might have made the connection between ‘Creating’ and blogging.
There are many different ways to create. I have friends who quilt, decorate, design, take pictures, scrapbook, tell stories, make music, and cook. If you love what you do, it’s artwork. It’s beautiful. It’s a passionate thing.
Do you think of blogging as creating? Being creative? Bringing forth something worthwhile to share with the world? After all, blogging is writing… with a touch of scrapping – photography – formatting – and design. Writing is creating.
I have thought of my blog as my outlet to the world. My creative outlet. However, as of late, I feel anything but creative with a matter of rushed minutes between feedings and diapers to change. I steal a few quick moments of hands-free time at the computer each day and can’t even get through my email, much less really write. There’s no rest for mama.
I can say that being one-handed and tied down to a Boppy pillow has truly given me a bit of time to read. Reading is something I had lost. I was too busy getting together my own daily posts to have much time to mull over the amazing talent on all my favorite blogs. It has been a blessing to me to read again. It has made me thankful, inspired me, and given me a desire to get back to blogging with my own voice again… not just mechanical blogging with contests and give-aways, memes and reminders of social networking cyber-parties… but real writing. Writing from the heart. After all… that’s what I began blogging for.
A solid week of twitter tweets is enough to drive anyone back to the meat of a blog. Tiny bites of information just aren’t enough. I need the full story. The photos. Give me the whole blog and nothing but the blog.