three year blogiversary

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It’s been a little over three years since I started this blog and it’s made me take pause and reflect. Well, reflect as much as you can in very tiny increments of time with two birdies fluttering around. You know, I know you do, yes?

Like almost anything, change is inevitable and so it is with this little corner of Cyberspace too. I’ve written about a lot of different things and places I love, personal experiences like the loss of our first daughter or dieting, and most recently the blog has become more of a journal of my birdies with photographs and a few words here and there. It’s become more of an attempt to savor this fleeting time. Such is life, the ebb and flow.

I’ve dabbled in trying to monetize this space with sponsored posts and I’ve dabbled in writing for other blogs like Design Mom and Punky Brewster. I’ve done giveaways. I’ve also had regular features that have come and gone like Click On or Sunday Confessions. Remember those? I’ve posted about favorite recipes or home renovations, crafts and DIYs.

I’ve started (and stopped) other blogs and I’ve helped other people get into blogging. And I’ve wondered from time to time about starting different blogs based on different interests like gardening for children or an exploration of documenting our children’s lives. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering about the meaning of this space and why I come back here regularly. Blogging is a creative outlet, it inspires me to create, to be a better photographer, to write more clearly and thoughtfully, even to be a better parent. And for whom? It’s for me, it’s for my children and it’s for you: the community that blogs create.

We all know that blogs are not real life, but a carefully-curated snippet of life. Mostly the beautiful, the fun, the things we really want our children to remember or an image of how we want the world to see us. Over the years I’ve tried to temper this reality with more “real” posts about the challenges of raising small children in today’s world and the realities of a somewhat isolated life at home.

I’d love your input in the comments area, please and thank you. How long have you been reading? What keeps you coming back? What kinds of posts do you enjoy most? What other blogs do you enjoy reading? What would you like to see or read more of/less of here? What are some of your favorite blogs to read?

Thank you for being here with me, whether you’ve been clicking in for three years or three minutes.   T H A N K   Y O U !   T H A N K   Y O U !   T H A N K   Y O U !

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  1. Hi Ash. I’ve been thinking about this post and what I like so much about you blog. I think it is similar to something Jenny Rosenstrach said recently on her blog (http://www.dinneralovestory.com/how-to-blog-my-rules/). Your blog posts are not predictable (in a good way!). I like how you experiment with different things, and I very much enjoy the humor and honestly and fun you bring to your space. I look forward to reading more adventures from Wren and Phoebe’s nest!

    • thanks, Zane! I enjoyed reading her thoughts and will revisit her blog.

      Thanks, as always, for clicking in!

      On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Be Squirrely

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