Blogs.  These days, everyone and their dogs have one.  (Except my close friends.  Not enough of them have blogs.  Hint hint, friends.)

I love blogging.  I love documenting my life.  I've always thought of my blog as part diary, part scrapbook.  And I love looking back on old posts and reminiscing.

I also love blog-following!  Friends, family, acquaintances, and even strangers - the blogging world is a lot of fun!  After all, it is where I learned to do all kinds of things from making diaper totes to making first birthday invites to making some darn good meals. Where would I be today without the world of blogging? with all things, blogging can have it downfalls.  It seems blogging (as well as other forms of social media) is a way to brag about one's seemingly-perfect life.  And that part often annoys me.  I recently read an article that parallels this opinion.

Everyone’s life looks better on the internet than it does in real life. The Internet is partial truths—we get to decide what people see and what they don’t.

Soooo true!  It's so easy to blog about everything good.  It's fun to post photos of your perfect meals (guilty) and your perfect wardrobe (sometimes guilty) and your perfect life.

Side note: I love my life, but it's far from perfect. :)

So I'm here today to remind myself of why I blog.  I don't do it to pretend my life is perfect.  I don't do it to show off.  I don't even care about how many followers I have.  I don't have sponsors.  And I definitely don't do giveaways.  I don't blog for anyone else.  I blog for myself.  I blog so that I can remember the little details of my everyday, semi-exciting, but mostly-boring life.

Does that mean I'm going to stop posting recipes?  DIY projects?  Heck no!  I love sharing my life with anyone that cares.  But please remember - my life is not perfect, and I will never pretend it is.  I'm not a perfect wife.  Not a perfect mom.  Not a perfect housekeeper.  Not a perfect teacher.  Not even a perfect friend.  So if you're looking for perfection, you came to the wrong place.  I don't blog to be perfect.  I blog to remember.

I recently watched this video as part of a leadership team for my school.  And it really hit home.  This is why I blog.  Why do you blog?

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