Late Night Blogging Among the Snores

January 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Geek Dad

I’ve been really slacking off the blogging, partly because I’ve been spending a lot of time replying to ice rink comments, but also I’m just out of practice.  Blogging is such a strange experience.  When you start it is exciting and you are full of ideas.  After awhile it can get a little tiresome and you step away.  Once you break the habit it is hard to get back in the rhythm. The irony is that you don’t stop having the blog ideas and you regret not posting them.  I had a computer science professor in college that gave me some great advise.  His ‘theory’ was that computers shot out lazy-stupid rays and when you sit in front of them for too long your brain goes numb.  I still follow his advise and walk away from the computer when trying to solve a problem at work.  The thing I haven’t figured out with blogging is how to transfer the great ideas I have while driving to work or mowing the yard from my brain to WordPress.

For me, the greatest part of having a blog is documenting our life.  When I first setup the new blog and imported all my old posts from other blogs I ran I was overwhelmed by the value of the simplest posts that brought back a memory of the kids and put a date to it.  They grow up so fast that having some of those funny moments documented is so invaluable.

With that in mind I’m on a mission to find my blogging rhythm again and focus on more of our family oriented posts.  Our mission with this blog was to focus on how much fun it is to raise a family.   Just like the weather or politics, people often find it easier to commiserate at times than to share the joy in things.  That’s not how I think, however.  When I think about my kids and while I sit here typing while I here Jillian crying upstairs and Ben and Ethan snoring behind in their impromtu slumber party in our family room, I feel so happy.

There’s really no point to this post other than to perform a brain dump and to get back on the blog wagon.  I still have a ton of products I want to write reviews for, including the hits that Santa brought us, but I want to focus more on the little things that mean the most.

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