I started this blog on November 29th of 2006 and I am hitting the "100 blogs" mark with this very post! My first entry listed my top ten reasons for blogging (see here) and as I re-read them today, I think, yes, they are still basically my reasons.
The number one reason I wrote almost a year ago was that my mother would like it. Just yesterday she read 3 of my recent posts, which were not necessarily very inspired or original and she e-mailed me about how wonderful they were…what a great writer I am…and wouldn't it be something if it was announced that I was the next great writing sensation?! I'm not sure where they announce that kind of thing, but I'll be watching ABC World News Tonight a little more closely. And yet, for all her deep love of my blog, my mom still hasn't learned to post a comment on it. But I get nice emails.
Perhaps, however, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as blogging is still a mystery to me, I only learned about blogs in early 2004 and only visited the one I knew about when I got an email reminder. Then my friend, Amanda of Imago Dei fame (http://www.mandikaye.com) who by sheer determination in her search will certainly soon look in the mirror and see His very reflection and image, re-introduced me about a year and half ago to her 2 sites. She is an award winning blogger and utilizes all the bells and whistles. I'm a middle-aged woman who hates spellcheck and is afraid of any of the other options they give me here on WordPress, so I don't touch them. I haven't figured out how to post a youtube video correctly and God forbid I should try to enlarge my font because when I hate it, as I usually do, it will NEVER go back. What is WordPress trying to do to me???
I am still trying to be smart, hip and cool like all my blogging friends, though…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Make a list of appropriate 100-blog-celebration gifts in case anyone asks…Hmmmm…100 songs off Itunes, $100, 100 gallons of gas, 100 movie passes, 100 rolled tacos from Tacos Rapidos, 100 magazine subscriptions, 100…