Posted by: vmlay | September 25, 2008

How do you Blog if you don’t know how to Blog?

I read a fair number of blogs but I can’t say I’ve ever felt particularly inclined to blog myself. I’m not sure why, in the same way that I’m not entirely sure why I decided on this day to actually sit down and write something.  I have read that I should blog about the things you know, the things that are important  — that would certainly be my children, our cats, our lives in general, reading (how I love to read!), occasionally art (even though I’m art challenged 🙂 — my life is centered around those things.

So that’s my goal for this blog — to put down the things that make me happy, to not feel a year from now that I’ve somehow lost another year to the mundane minutiae of doing the same things over and over. If my life passes me by whose fault will that be if not mine. It’s the sort of thing I lay awake at night and worry about — that and why has Sprocket (our oldest cat) suddenly turned into the Howard Hughes of felines!

He looks normal enough doesn’t he?

So there you have it, a blog that no one will probably ever read but I’ve set a goal to write something here every couple days, even if it’s just for me.

Onward . . .



  1. Hey Marie! Is this your very first posting? It seems to be. Thanks for stopping by my blog and writing about your grandmother and hanging out clothes.

    When I began my blog it felt like it was really just for me, or for my kids to read in the future, but suddenly people come by and read what I write, and left comments! Sometimes none, sometimes many. I like what you wrote, and I think you are so right. There is so much to notice minute by minute each day. Welcome to the blogging world.

  2. Thank you Nan for the comment, my very first! And here I didn’t think I’d have any, it was so exciting to get the email that I had a comment 🙂

  3. excellent start

    I’m here from Michele’s. welcome to the blog sphere.

    you may want to drop in over at Dena’s blog…she writes, among many things, cat humor. her URL is

    drop by and see me, too. 🙂

  4. Ah, but someone is reading it! 🙂 I read from the top of the page down to the bottom (your first post.) Nice posts thus far! My oldest daughter is a big fan of Tamora Pierce and I believe she has read Alanna many, many times through the years (she is 18 now.)

    I’m with you on the bedtime routines; they can be so hard to establish. We spend an hour. First I read from a chapter book to both my boys (5 and 9) then sometimes a picture book to just the little guy (sometimes we’ve already read together earlier.) Then we play a game together for a while. By eight, I’m tucking them in – but they are still reluctant to go to sleep right away. If they are quiet and stay in their room, I don’t worry about it much. Your routine sounds lovely.

    Nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my Quiet Country House today. 🙂

  5. Isn’t that first post so intimidating! I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months so I still vividly remember trying to figure out why I was gonna do it…and how I was gonna do it. I too thought I’d be typing to an empty room. But somehow some way people find you and the cool blog friendships start. It’s nice to meet you and your adorable cat. Now I’m off to read your other posts!

  6. I rreally like yourr introduction, look at you a year later and still blogging!!! 🙂

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