Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Attached to This "Blogging" Thing

Blogging

I was having some serious techy problems tonight and it was more than a little frustrating. I am truly illiterate when it comes to this stuff. You know...HTML, uploading, downloading, links, embedding, ggrrrr. I have a headache just thinking about it.
I felt something like this...
Nathan

Luckily, my oldest put it into perspective for me. When I said it was time to go to bed {in a possibly annoyed voice} he asked, "why, because you are mad at the internet?", to which we all laughed out loud at for a good two minutes.

Thank you my sweet boy.

How ridiculous! I was actually letting my computer problems dictate my mood. Just silly.

I did , however, realize why I was feeling the way I was.

I have grown very attached to this little hobby we call blogging. I have grown attached to the relationships and the dialogue. Attached to the ability to write out my thoughts, my prayers.

To challenge myself and hopefully challenge others.

I was very touched by Aly's statement on her guest post that I am exactly as she thought I would be. {For the record, the same goes for Aly. She is full of grace and beauty.}That means a lot to me because this is me. These are my thoughts. These are the things I struggle with, the things that encourage and inspire me, my daily moments.
I feel blessed to have found this medium for reaching out to people and I pray that I daily glorify God through my words.

And I've decided next time I have computer issues, instead of getting frustrated, I'll take a deep breath and write in my old fashioned journal.

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19 comments:

Sherri said...

Writing in the old fashioned journal is the best! There's nothing like it and it can be useful to your future posterity. I try to write in mine regularly.

sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

I know how you felt. Our internet connectivity, for some unknown reason, likes to take a vacation every now and then, causing me to become very frustrated. I'm also very attached to my blog and the connections I've made. I need to learn to find another outlet for the times when that happens. Who knows, it might be God saying I need a break for a day! :)

Mallory said...

Aww what a funny kid! No internet is super frustrating! Glad you have a great perspective. Definitely need to remember that next time my internet goes down! haha

katie said...

You could not have written this at a better time. I was having major tech problems yesterday and spent way too much time on the computer. I had major mom guilt about it last night.

Jessica Johnson said...

girl. welcome to my world right now. trying to figure out a linky party in wordpress. boo. and button html. luckily cuppa kim is my IT queen. or i might have thrown in the towel.

your little guy is precious. and i miss my journal.

Heather said...

I was having major tech problems yesterday too! :( It got me all worked up and I had to go on a long walk! Haha!
Your son is pretty much the cutest thing ever-- what an amazing statement he made... How easy it is so take our frustrations out on not only people but objects!
Thanks for the reminder. So glad you're here in this blogging world :) xo

hannah singer said...

i love you. your kiddo has some snappy wit like his mama!
i'm attached to blogging, too. and i LOVE journaling old school as well. you are a joy, and i'm happy you blog;)

Cassidy Robinson said...

Hahaha, I love this! I have felt the exact same way before. I don't have any children to put it in perspective, but my hubby definitely does! Love your blog. Glad to be a new follower! :)

EverythingIam-blogspot.blogspot.com said...

Lol! You made me giggle! Poor little W.

Flor said...

Oh yes, I'm very attached. But how could we not be when we are meeting some fabulous people because of it?? :) Your son is so cute!

Allison Petro said...

Jami, I love love your blog and read it almost daily. You've inspired me to start thinking about starting my blog. I just love your honesty and sense of humor and your love for Christ and your family. Blessings!!

Nessa said...

I am so ignorant of the HTML-bloggy language that I can't even get it messed up.

Vanessa said...

I just love how God uses our children to shed light to us adults. My children does the same thing to me too.

Gina said...

I love your sense of humor! That post the other day about paying attention had me LOLing! Cute post! I feel your pain ;)

theolivetree said...

I get so frustrated at technology :) That is why I choose not to have a smart phone..lol.

Kelly said...

I am cracking up that your lil' guy called you out! Warning! As they get older they do it more and more.
God is good at setting us straight.
And just so you know you ALWAYS challenge me.
xxO

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

As much as I love being able to share my thoughts on my blog, Ive had to learn that I just cant always do it. With my new schedule and daily life its all I can do to get home at the end of a day, feed my family and get my housework caught up. I know its just a season of adjustments for all of us.
But we've got some huge changes coming our way. This summer is sure to be a new season!

Kimberlee said...

Jami...I just stumbled upon your blog.
And then I realized that perhaps I had dinner with you at BJ's the weekend of Blog Sugar.
Are you the same Jami? If you're not. Disregard this comment accept for the part where I say: I love your blog. Why have I never been here before????

Michele said...

Ugh! Technical difficulties are so frustrating, but your little guy did a great job keeping it real. Kids are the greatest for that very reason--they call it like it is.
I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere and blogging has given me an amazing connection. There's such support, community and encouragement in the blogosphere. Who knew? Love it!