Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thoughts on blogging...

It seems like the more and more people get connected through facebook, that blogging tends to go 'out the window'. I suppose it just seems redundant to post pictures on facebook, and then again on the blog...when 'most' of the people have already seen them on facebook.

One feature I love about blogger is that it gives the other posts you might like at the bottom and I find myself clicking on these from my own blog very often. I absolutely LOVE to look back and read about things that we have done and since it has been over 3 years since I've been keeping this particular blog (I think...maybe more?), there are many posts about many random things that we've done as a family.

I think as I started getting more serious into photography that I started to use the blog as a place to show my favorite pictures, rather than just to document the on-goings of our family. I also have found that I tend to not want to take pictures unless they are in perfect light situation or perfectly in focus...and just overall photographically good. These two things have actually made me write less on my blog and take less pictures..and looking back over the last few months it is kind of sad!

There are SO many things that have gone on that I could have been blogging about! I started the blog with the idea in mind that it would be more of a family journal for myself...and for anyone else interested in reading it. I think I sort of strayed away from what that initial goal was. I don't think I've posted a single picture of our new nephew Zach..and there are very few pictures of Emma on here.

So...from now on, I am going to go back to documenting the usual stuff that we do as a family. I'm not going to care if the pictures are great, or the story isn't profound or really if anyone even reads it! I'm going to post so that I can go back and read and remember all of the fun, crazy, silly things that we do as a family.

So here goes..I shall start now with a completely random photo review of April! Lots of pics..so beware:)

Jessalyn after she and I put together Truett's crib..


All the kids after making a snowman with daddy..in April.


Owen...on his birthday.


Youth Group at the Community Center.


Emma and Zach!


Zach




Ethan and Luke at football...try getting by this defense!! :)


Hike!


Daddy and Owen with his favorite lion hat..


Owen at his birthday party..


Ethan and Zach


Me..at 24 weeks preggo...growing what appears to be a giant Truett!


Jessalyn's craft for Easter..


Kids and Nana..on Easter


More pics from Easter..










Papa..


Josh


Jessalyn


Zach, Emma and Shara..


Zach and Emma


Papa taking a picture of Zach and Emma


Josh the grill master


There...a very quick random run down of this last month:)

3 comments:

Alicia Rose said...

I loved reading this particular post for some reason. Its fun to know what's going on with your fmaily :)

My Three Sons said...

SUCH a gorgeous family!! <3

Kann said...

I feel the same way about my blog... I need to get back to writing more. If people don't like redundancy they don't have to read it right? It's for us... I have three books of my blog printed already that we love to go back and look through... thanks for the reminder Kristin of why you and I started this Blogging adventure! (don't worry I'll always read yours:))