10 thing Blogging has taught me

I was dorking around online the other night and came across this post by a blogger who had a list of things they learned from blogging and I thought I would steal, er I mean, imitate that idea. So here is a list, in no particular order, of what I have learned from blogging:

  • There are stories to be told from the every day mundane. Writing about what the boys and I are going through has lead to me finding the story each day. It has made me more intentional.
  • I am not  very good writer, but I am a good blogger.
  • There is a huge community where ever your interest lies. This was not exactly surprising but it has been great to connect with so many great dads online that are trying to be better parents and challenging each other to do the same.
  • Inspiration is a fickle mistress. There are times when blog post spill out like milk from a full carton and times when the carton seems empty.
  • Using pictures in post makes the post more interesting.
  • Sitting down to write about a thought helps clarify the thought into something I can share. The act of writing turns the ambiguous into something true.
  • There are much better writers out there, better looking blogs with better ideas, but that is OK. Participation is more important than winning.
  • I pay too much attention to comments and stats. As much as I am OK with not being the best I still want to know that people are reading and that they are engaged by the content. Narcissism?
  • My kids are funny. The act of writing about them has shown me just how funny they are.
  • I am a good parent.

That is my list, what has blogging taught you?

  5 comments for “10 thing Blogging has taught me

  1. 08/26/2010 at 5:51 am

    Good list. Might make a good Tuesday 10 post one day too 😉
    Chris (@tessasdad)´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday – My two girls

  2. 08/26/2010 at 8:29 am

    Good list. Everyone pays too much attention to comments and stats. You are not alone.
    Otter´s last blog post ..A Japanese Grandma

  3. 08/26/2010 at 11:09 am

    I don’t think that’s narcissism. it’s just the nature of the beast.

    keep it up! love your blog!

  4. 08/26/2010 at 2:57 pm

    I am not a strong writer so blogging has definitely kicked my butt in that department. It’s nice to challenge myself like that a bit. No better inspiration than my kids.
    squirtsdad´s last blog post ..A Half Hour With My 3 Year Old Son

  5. 08/29/2010 at 11:07 am

    It’s hard not to look at your stats and the number of comments you get on posts. I’ve been horrible at making the rounds of the blogs in my reader (and commenting) when I do get the time.

    What I’ve learned from blogging (within the parenting space) is that as different as our kids are, there are still so many shared experiences amongst parents. It helps, especially being the at home one, that you aren’t alone.
    PJ Mullen´s last blog post ..Fatherhood- just as good the second time around

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