100 Followers! What Did I Do to Deserve You?

Jan 31, 2011

100 sculpture

Wow! I have one hundred followers and I've not asked for a single one. Thank you all! {Thank you, Michelle for becoming my 100th!}

I'm still trying to figure out what I want this blogging thing to be. When I browse through the blog world, I see review/giveaway blogs and wonder if I should try that. But then, I imagine how much time they have to spend on it and think about how I'm a minimalist {at heart} and really don't want companies to send me a bunch of random stuff anyway. I suppose I could be very selective and only do occasional reviews. Hey! I already do that...with my own stuff. There are also those blogs that chronicle the daily life of the blogger and are so witty or gritty that you just have to read them. But I'm not very witty and definitely not gritty and my daily life is rather mundane. What about those photography blogs? After all, I've taken more pictures of my kids since I started this blog than I have in the past several years. {Poor kids, they won't have much of a visual record of their life from about 2003 until 2010.} No, I'm still not very good at it. Then there are those amazing cooking blogs with photos of delicious food to drool over that was made from all-natural, organic ingredients. I used to like to cook but I don't have time to try new recipes very often. I'm in a season of my life where I need to stick to tried-and-true for a while. Everyone loves a good informational blog. One that teaches you something new that will make your life easier or better. One that I don't think I could pull off is the crafter blog. I do some crafty things on occasion but it's usually something that someone else wrote about on their blog, along with a detailed picture tutorial. Besides, I haven't taken the time to figure out what's wrong with my sewing machine...for a whole year now. And I have supplies to make soap and molded crayons that are waiting patiently for me to make time for them.

I suppose that I could stick to what I'm doing. A little bit of everything. But the successful bloggers say that you should have a niche and stick to it. I don't have just one area of interest. Maybe I should try to narrow it down.

Okay...I'm a mom.

A homeschooling mom.

A Christian homeschooling mom.

A Christian homeschooling mom of boys.

A Christian homeschooling mom of FIVE boys.

A Christian homeschooling mom of FIVE boys and wife to a cop and soldier.

{In the words of Levi: "This is gonna take a while."}

A Christian homeschooling mom of FIVE boys and wife to a cop and soldier, who strives toward healthy, natural living, cooks with real food, likes to sew {when my sewing machine is working}, has breastfed for a combined total of over nine years, advocates babywearing and co-sleeping, loves reading...

Maybe that's my niche. Being me. I'll stick with it for a while. After all, it did win me an award. LOL.

For those of you who have taken the time to skip through my blog, is there anything you would like to see more of? Less of? Do you have any awesome blogging tips for me?


  1. Congrats on your big 100 milestone!! How exciting!

    I enjoy your blog just the way it is. :)
    I like a little bit of 'this and that'. It makes it more interesting, in my humble opinion.

  2. ~Congratulations~
    I remember getting the first follower,I was so excited and today I recieved 2 more followers(47)I can't wait to reach 100!!!!That is BIG!!!
    It feels good BC that is more people who like to talk and listen to you.
    I love reading about other homeschool schedules and everything that goes with it.

  3. Yay!!! Ya know, I don't know what my nitch is either (I just starting blogging in September!) I guess it's just my own thoughts...just out in the cyber world. I've always like to write...love to tell stories, and my friends have always thought my stories were funny...so I guess that's "the way I roll" (as my boys would say)!!

  4. Way to go! Congratulations on 100 followers. You must have the right amount of "you" to make it work. Love your blog the way it is. =)

  5. Aww...thank you, ladies! You're so sweet. This is definitely one of the reasons why I blog: To make friends!

  6. amen! that's your nitch! it seems we have several things in common. cool.

    :) Janet


  7. Congratulations! A bit of this and a bit of that is the way to go! I like your openness and honesty and enjoying reading your blog very much.

  8. {hopped over from the hip homeschool hop}
    Great blog - congrats on your followers! As for the focus of your blog - be you. Ecclectic is fun and you get to appeal to many more people!

    Happy Homeschooling!

    p.s. - as for math, I have heard of several recently backing off traditional math and playing math with life...just a thought! :)


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