Um, holy crap you guys – this is my 100th post! That snuck up on me!
As so often with milestones, achieving this blogging benchmark makes me feel pretty reflective. First, a look back at the most popular posts:
- “You blogged about what?!”; or, How do you draw the line?
- A dog’s bucket list; or, dogs shouldn’t die
- Mother Anger – In the Beginning
- Let’s be honest: not all parenting choices are “just as good”
- Sexist Toys: On Becoming a Feminist
Those are some of my favorites as well, so it warms my heart to see that so many other people liked them. Some of my other favorites:
- Writing: telling the truth in the dark
- The Last Time
- Monday you can fall apart
- Finding Out
- Things my daughter has taught me about human nature
- I may be a mom but that doesn’t mean I have to look like one
- The moment she was born
- Do babies need love or a “Baby Einstein” video? Or both? Or neither?
OK, that was a lot, but it’s my party and I’ll pat myself on the back if I want to!
I started this blog a little over four months ago, and I have to say, it’s been an amazing experience so far! I might even say: life-changing. I’ve discovered that there’s an entire community of “mom bloggers” out there, and I’ve been lucky enough to find a little corner of that community for myself. I’ve made friends and become close with women I’ve never met but that I have so much in common with. I’ve read their blogs and followed their journeys, just as they have done for me. It makes me feel a little less isolated, and that’s a wonderful thing.
In the last four months I’ve tried to post almost every weekday. That’s a lot of writing. It’s been amazing! This exercise has helped me open myself up to my potential as a writer. It’s also helped me stop fretting over getting everything perfect. When you’re publishing that often, you have to just go with it. Of course, a little editing is always good. But better to just write and get something down than to constantly second-guess and never end up completing anything at all. (Which is where I was before I started blogging.) I feel much freer as a writer, and much more confident. I want to keep trying, I want to keep writing.
Here’s to 100 more posts. I can’t wait to see where I am when I get there!