I blog to record the happenings of my children that I am sure I would otherwise forget. Like Belle telling Molly to, "go crazy" this weekend or telling Jason (after taking a bite of chicken), "pretty tasty, hon." Or milestones like Molly's first steps or first words or first whatevers.
I blog to keep friends and family that don't live nearby updated. To have a place to post pics of things like birthday parties and Christmas. To let them know what the girls are up to and what J and I are up to.
I blog to have something to show my girls when they are older. I want them to know what life was like when I was young (I am still young, right?). I want them to understand that all parents make mistakes, get frustrated and sometimes don't have all the answers. I want them to see the choices their dad and I made to hopefully ensure they have a great future and to read about all the fun and funny times we had.
I blog to keep myself entertained/sane/occupied/feeling important. Seriously, I like writing about toilet seat accidents and how I am learning to cook more and my love affair with Ray Lamontagne. It gives me a place to get out some of my words for the day. And trust me when I tell you I have a LOT of words.
So if I never get thousands of followers (though it would be nice if I did), and if I never get millions of hits a month (though I would be okay with that too), and if I never have hundreds of comments (again, if I did I wouldn't complain), I will be okay. Because that isn't why I blog. I blog to be a record keeper, to make sure I don't pull my hair out, and for my girls and that is really all that matters!