SO....I am in the process of moving the few posts I wrote on Typepad back here to Blogger. In thinking about blogging, why I blog, etcetc, I came to several conclusions. One was that I had 2 blogs under Blogger already (one since 2005) and it is much easier to merge two blogs here than try to move them both to Typepad. Also, back when I started blogging, I began on Homeschool Blogger, which is now under Wordpress. Again, it was much easier to merge those files here. I've been busy doing that, plus trying to make sure posts have proper labels, categories are merged without double posts, put all this dadgum stuff in one place already, blahblahblah...it's still a work in progress, so bear with me. Oh, and now that I've got all the new doohickeys figured out on Blogger, it really is as user-friendly as Typepad, plus it's familiar. OH....and it's free.
Like I said, I've been blogging since 2004 or so. It began as a way to connect with other homeschoolers, to keep my family updated as we've moved around the world, and has evolved since then. There are hundreds of posts, once I get this all combined, and I daresay not a soul in the world will likely want to look through even a portion of them unless you're my mom. hi mom Apparently I have a lot of words to share, big surprise. If any one thought I've had can help a single person, make someone think or laugh, then it's worth it. I'd also like all this writing to be somewhat organized for my children to have one day.
This past year has been the quietest one for me, blog- and writing-wise. It was honestly one of the most challenging years of my life. Steve was deployed for a year in Afghanistan, the kids and I living in Europe after much thought and prayer about what was the best thing to do for their sakes. (the best thing was to leave their lives as 'normal' as possible, and not uproot them again) At any rate, I simply couldn't--or wouldn't---spend much time dwelling on or writing about what was many days just 'slogging through' and was quite honestly not a lot of fun at times. I do feel as if I've come out of a long, dark tunnel...my thoughts are clearer, I'm a little more rested, and hopefully I can reconnect with some old friends and bloggy buddies again.
Have to admit, I'm a bit sheepish though. Here I thought I was so tech-savvy, importing and publishing all those old posts. Little did I know, all those old posts were re-publishing and re-publishing through my Facebook feed. Crud. I so apologize to anyone whose FB 'home page' was filled with my drivel. So sorry about that!