Oct 2, 2008

Lessons from the Blog

I was tagged for a meme by 1 more = 4. At first, this news filled me with delight! Whoohoo! Another act of kindness and random friendship from a woman brave enough to read my blog. :)
But then, I read it: Name 5 things you have learned from blogging. And I thought, "Oh, DRAT! I was supposed to be learning something?!?!" And now I feel like a failed blogger... :( and I am scrambling to think of something, anything, that I have learned from blogging. Because I don't pick up life lessons easily and I have learned nothing from this noble sport I like to call "blogsurfing".
Well, except for humility. Wow! There are a lot of good ideas out there! I restrict my surfing to blogs by moms, especially homeschooling moms of lots of kids. You can check them out in my blogroll. These moms have thought of everything. AND they know how to share it. I can not possibly list the thousands of wonderful ideas, inspirations, lapbook plans, crafts, etc etc etc that I have guiltlessly stolen and made my own to the benefit of my kids' education from the blogs that I read.
Oh, and I have learned that I am not the only mom who occasionally: dreads the light of day; uses tv as a babysitter; refuses to cook; hides behind the computer so she can't see the dirty house; and finds friendship with distant moms who are just like her!
I have learned that I don't have to be profound or even funny to find friends in the bloggy world.
I have learned that posting your faults for total strangers to read can be wonderfully liberating.
And I have learned that I needn't bother to enter bloggy giveaways, because even when there are only TWO entrees total, I WILL LOSE! sad, but true.
Well, what do you know! I guess I have learned something after all! Many thanks to my friend for making me stop and think for a minute! ;) I would never have done it on my own.
And now, I am tagging...
Striving for Simplicity
Mommy brain
Fun in the sun
FamilyRevised even though she is not a reader, because, she always has something worth saying.


Brenda said...

Honestly, this is the first time I ever FOUND your blog! Before when you left a comment, I would follow your link and then click on the Four Little Penguins blog which is, of course, invitation only.

Tonight I actually found one of the others! Yeah! I'll probably post after the weekend--thanks for asking me!

Simplicity said...


You are sooooo good!
Thanks for tagging me--I don't know how I'll ever come up with a list like yours, though. You said some things that gave me goosebumps--you know, the kinds that say, "ME TOO!"

Thanks for being such a good blogging buddy!


One More Equals Four said...

Thanks for joining in! I loved your list! I am laughing like crazy over the blog giveaways because I feel the same way. I don't even try anymore!

Julie said...

Okay I'll join in, but for the record you stole all my responses lol. Maybe we should have a giveaway for those who don't ever win giveaways?


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