I was thinking about my reasons for blogging the other day. I started this blog after Ed and I moved into our house, and the long hours of building were over. I had finished my MS degree the August before, and I suddenly had so much free time on my hands. It was a long, boring winter, which I spent mostly cooking, cleaning the house, doing laundry, and watching TV (oh, and working!). I also spent a lot of time online, and after reading some eco-blogs, I decided that I would start my own in March of 2008.
I’ve always loved to write, and writing came easily in those early days. I had tons of ideas, posted daily accounts of what I was cooking for supper, and developed some photography skills. Some days, I’d post two or three times. Spring is an exciting time, and there was a lot to write about.
Now, my posts are fewer and farther between. I try to balance photos, recipes, and thoughtful posts on sustainability. As the pace of my life has picked up, I find it easier and easier to skip posting for days at a time. I miss blogging, but it’s just as easy to not post.
I’ve decided to get back on track with posting by taking part in National Blog Posting Month. Over the month of November, I’m going to reconnect with my goals for Farmer’s Daughter:
- Chronicling our adventure in living a more sustainable lifestyle
- Cooking from scratch and maintaining an index of my recipes
- Exploring and appreciating nature
- Supporting local agriculture
- Continuing to develop my photography skills
These are the reasons for blogging that have evolved over the past year-and-a-half since I started Farmer’s Daughter. Why do you blog?