Thursday, May 1, 2008

Welcome

Welcome to all of you who are checking me out because I sent the following email announcement. I hope you enjoy looking around!
Well, I've chosen today to be the "grand opening day" of my blog. May Day! Although its been created for over a month (March 7th is my first entry), Shaun is the only one I’ve told about it. For those of you who don’t know, a “Blog” is a web (as in World Wide) log, or blog for short. I've spent about a month and a half working on this, praying about it, debating whether to do it, etc, etc. Do I over-analyze things too much? Perhaps. Part of my hesitation for sure is the time commitment, which, by necessity, I’ll have to keep in check. Another lingering question was why someone would want to read about my life…my thoughts, musings, opinions and pictures. What could I possibly offer to make it worth someone’s time to read?

Well, I won’t take the time to go into detail now, but I have been touched by many blogs I have read. Some are good for a laugh; others get an “Oh, how cute!” Still others are thought-provoking and challenging. I don’t promise to be any of these things. In fact, I make no promises at all, except that you can count on pictures. J I know you out-of-town family really treasure those. In addition, I think there is some value in the practice of writing and this just seems like a good forum to do it in.

When I found this about blogs, it kind of nudged me over the edge: “For good or ill, most committed bloggers live with the constant question in their mind: Is this bloggable? This could become a neurosis, but I’ll put a positive spin on it: It nurtures a habit of looking for insight and wisdom and value in every situation, no matter how mundane.
If you live life looking for what is worthwhile in every little thing, you will see more of what God has to teach you. And the more he teaches you, the more you can teach others. As you begin to be inspired and to collect ideas, you will find that the new things you’ve seen and learned enrich far more of your life than just your blog.”

This, coupled with the encouragement of some of you (thank you for your interest) and the fact that I can order a blog book at the end of the year, had me signing up.So, this is your official invitation. Please feel free to stop by once a week, once a month, once in a lifetime…whatever suits your fancy. I hope it will be a good connection for us!

4 comments:

lboyd said...

Lisa - you continue to amaze me. Hope I am your first responder, early birds that we are.
Happy Blogging.
See you in Virginia

Uncle Lee

Connie said...

Thanks for inviting me. The blog looks great and now I can keep up with your busy lives. I look forward to stopping by again!

His Girl said...

Happy Grand Opening! Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

Deidre said...

Hi Lisa! Wow, your girls are SO cute.

I had the same type questions/concerns when I starting blogging, but love it and don't put pressure on myself to please others -I just enjoy writing things that we do each day, etc. It's such an encouraging group of people.

I can't wait to stop by again. Enjoy!