Thursday, June 5, 2008

Testing 1, 2... Testing...

Hello? Hello? Um... is this thing on?

It is? Oh, wow. I thought this blog might have just died peacefully in its sleep by now. After all, it was set up a full year ago, and I have yet to post a single sentence.

Since then, apparently, 169 folks have clicked on my name in Blogger, no doubt hoping to find out something about who on earth is stalking their blog and leaving mile-long comments, only to be rewarded with nothing more interesting than my name and state. Well, except for the first few months, when “Afghanistan” was listed as my residence after I'd unwittingly scrolled to it in profile set–up. (I’m technologically brilliant, I tell you. And observant.) At least "Afghanistan" was interesting. Not true, but interesting.

Anyway, to all of you who have stopped by, unrewarded, I am sorry. You are long gone and will never see this apology, but I offer it, nonetheless, into the airwaves. Or satellite waves. Or whatever we’re surfing here. (As I said, I’m technologically brilliant. Be dazzled by my brilliance.) It may very well be that I have been amused, enlightened and generally blessed by the writing and glimpses of life that you’ve offered on your own blog, and for that I thank you. It’s wonderful to share a little bit of life with you through this modern mode of community.

I’ve wanted to participate in the blogging community more fully for a long time. There are stories I want to both write down for myself and share with others. There are ideas and issues I would love to discuss with you. There are probably even cute pictures of my kids that you need to see, but you just never knew it. Life circumstances in the past few years have taken every last bit of me, though. Until now I’ve sensed that, for me, stealing time and energy for blogging was just wrong.

Last week, one of those eminently bloggable stories happened in my life. “I HAVE to blog about this!” I immediately thought. “Wait. I don’t blog,” was the thought that occurred next. And so on. This little conversation with myself has happened on a few occasions. With the easing of responsibilities that comes with summer’s beginning, though, blogging in the wee hours feels almost feasible. The convergence of a bloggable story and a month-long summer break is just too much temptation for a girl to stand... so, here I am.

Can you stand the excitement?

Anyone...? Anyone...?

In any case, I’ll be back soon!


Debbie said...

Keep going, Marian. This is great.
So glad you're jumping in.
Welcome to the blogosphere.

Jeana said...

Aaaaaahhhhhh! So excited that you started blogging! It's so fun to see your face, and the faces of your beautiful children. You have a gift for thinking and writing, Marian. I'm so glad you're sharing it with me. And, you know, the rest of the world.

Owlhaven said...


I am so thrilled you have a blog. I bet you'll love it!!

Mary, mom to many

Momma C said...

I was just thinking the other day as I read one of your insightful comments at my blog that you really needed to have a blog of your own. Blessings to you on this new adventure. A blog can be an instrument of growth for the one who writes it as well as the ones who share.

Much love,