Sunday, May 23, 2010

In Case You Didn't Know Already...

I am pregnant.

I am 6.5 weeks currently. I am nervous about it--nervous about losing the baby, mostly. Thankfully, I feel pretty bad, so everything is fine for the time being. I feel better about the pregnancy overall, which is good, but I know there are no guarantees. It's hard to let your heart get excited when you've lost one (or more).

My friend, Dixon, was just blogging the other day about the death of the blog world. I totally agree with him. I find my interest waning. I think it is a combo of little to no feedback and a lack of motivation. I still like to read other people's blogs, but even that can be tiresome sometimes. Now that I am perpetually tired and exhausted, blogging is way at the bottom of the list.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this space. I am not all that inspired, to tell you the truth--four years of this...hate to throw it away. I think part of my problem is that I don't take pictures anymore (because I HATE my camera). I think if I took pictures, I would blog more but maybe not.

How are you feeling about blogs these days?


  1. Congratulations! I'm excited for you, and I understand your fears all too well. The reassurance factor is definitely the best part of feeling sick. =)
    We have only had internet at our house for about 9 months. So the blog world is all pretty "new" to me. I enjoy having an outlet when Spencer naps, etc., but I also get frustrated by how much time I waste on it. It's a hard balance, because I think having a little bit of an escape is a good thing...but too much is avoidance. I also love to research things, so the internet in general has been fun for that, and some blogs have been helpful as well. Lastly, I've enjoyed "finding" friends' blogs and being able to keep up with them a little easier. Blogs and facebook are much more manageable than trying to fit in "catch up" phone conversations with a toddler running around.

  2. Still LOVE blogging. Don't find myself having the time I did when I started so many years ago, but a lot of life has happened since then. I kind of got reinspired last night going through my old posts and tagging them. It reminded me of why I do this and how much I love it. It has also been motivating for me to put my little tracker on my site because it shows me that people are coming by, even if they don't leave a comment.

    I still read your blog!! Don't stop. You inspire me!

    Sorry you don't feel good. I'm praying for you.

    Love you!!!

  3. Amanda, I am so happy to hear you are expecting. I know God is going to do great things through this pregnancy! And I for one love reading your blog. It makes me feel not so far away.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I loved how I learned about your new baby from the comment you left me on my blog...I laughed out loud. I'm so happy for you!
    I do hope you keep blogging!

  5. Well, shoot if you think you get no feedback, then I should feel completely ignored! I always think you have lots of readers and it was only a few months ago that you were talking about feeling that you are able to bless people & encourage them through your blog. I would have to agree with that still. I do miss some features of xanga though, being able to look at footprints & respond to individual comments. Oh well, the blog has really become more like a little scrapbook for our family more than anything else for me. Anyway, SUPER EXCITED about your bebe on the way and very hopeful for no problems or scares.

  6. I still like to read other people's blogs, even though I hardly write at all anymore. It's nice when friends are far away and you can read about what's going on in their lives.

  7. argh, I just left a long comment that didn't make it for some reason. But in short, huge congrats on the next baby! And I get frustrated blogging too because I feel like not a soul is reading but then I decided to do it just for me and as a memoir of our lives and that's why I do it. Please don't stop yours, it's fun and I love it! love and hugs to the fam and feel better quickly!

  8. aw, I love your stuff. :) I do agree about the pictures though - more please! if I need to buy you an awesome camera to keep you on here, I'll do it :P I love reading about your escapades and adventures as a mother, wife, and seeker of His heart :) that may not keep you bloggin, but you should know anyhow :) praying for your little one!!


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