Here I Am, Who I Am, Why I Blog - BlogHer '09 Welcome Post

If you're visiting after meeting me at BlogHer '09, thanks for clicking over after meeting me in real life.

I've owned this domain since 2004; when I first bought the domain, I had an idea that I might develop it into a useful website for writing moms. That never happened; what happened instead was life. You can read more about the history of this domain and the growth of this blog right here in my Intro post.

I started blogging in November of 2007; I had never read any blogs until my in real life friend Emily started a blog with her cousin Jenny; I read their posts, followed their links and my writing self was instantly hooked. Yup, you heard me, I consider myself a writer; you can read a bit more about that and my personal history right here in my About WM post.

I've come to love blogging and social media because I firmly believe in the good that can bloom when everyone has a voice and a platform from which to share what they know. I know I've benefited from the knowledge I've gained from the blogosphere, so much so that I started a second blog geared toward frugalista living, deals, and coupons; you can hop over here to visit me in my other webjoint.

So who am I?

A mom of three, wife to my best friend, dog wrangler, and former East Coast girl who loves life in the Midwest.

I'm also a writer which is what motivates me to blog more than anything; I'm wired for words. This blog is a labor of love for me, a link-laden time capsule for my children and their children to have and to read one day.

Feel free to leave a comment if you wish but don't sweat it if you don't. I'm not in this for the comments, although they are a nice treat; thanks to those of you who leave them regularly.

I'm just in this for the words...and the off-chance that it might lead to something bigger someday.

Thanks for visiting!