My husband and I have been transferred around with his job numerous times. Although I enjoy it, it makes it difficult to keep up with family and friends. Sometimes you feel like you are having the exact same conversation with fifty different people, you forget who you told and who you didn’t, (and that can be a problem)!
When we first moved back from England and purchased Kilbourne Grove, I used to write long e-mails about our “forever” house. Then when I finally got a digital camera (in May, what can I say, I bought a Beta video recorder) I used to attach pictures as well. I have always hated it when you would get one of those group e-mails with tons of names at the top, it felt so impersonal to me, so I would send out individual e-mails, over and over again. Everyone wanted details, and then they would e-mail questions back, and that would lead to another e-mail. It became a full-time job (although a ture labour of love).
A friend of mine started her own blog and was talking about it at work one day. The light bulb went off, this way, it would be one post, and everyone could read it at their convenience. They could comment, I could answer, and if someone else had the same question, why, it was already answered. Why didn’t I think of this before?
I published my first post on May 30, 2009. It was called It is a New World. I think that WordPress chose that title, and I just filled in the blanks.
Then came June 5, 2009. The post “Free Plants Are Great“. Now I could give all the details and show pictures too. All my friends and family could see it in one easy to write post.
I never looked back.