4.12.2011

The One with the Scare

When I woke up this morning, I had a message that there was a sign-in error on my gmail account and that there was suspicious activity so I had to change my password. After doing that, I tried to log in to my good 'ol blog, only to find that it had been deleted. I tried not to panic, but I was pretty freaked out. There are a lot of memories on here, and I was worried they were lost forever.

It's funny that it happened now, cause I had been considering giving up blogging. I mean, does anyone else feel inadequate after reading other people's blogs? I am amazed at how talented everyone is! There are people out there who seem to have perfect lives, building their own furniture, running 500 miles a week, sewing blankets for orphans, etc., etc., etc...Sometimes it just makes me want to puke.

But at the end of the day, I have realized that I can't give up our blog because it's our family journal. Sure, you guys may not give two farts about the time when Tatum woke up wearing high heels and panty hose, but that's something I don't ever want to forget.

Thankfully (and obviously), we got the blog back up and running. I think it's time I had it printed into a book in case something like that ever happens again. What's the best way to go about that?

7 comments:

Corie Green said...

Ok so I love this post! I feel exactly the same way so I never post, I don't think anything interesting enough happens around here so why post it? Anyway, I always love reading what is going on with you guys and I am glad you decided to keep posting! :)

The Giles Files said...

Please keep blogging! I love reading about you and seeing your beautiful kids/family. (except when you post about El Rancho - it just lets me know how much I miss it). I think the best kind of blogs are the ones that are about kids and the fun stuff they do. It makes me realize what life is all about. And it makes me smile. Plus, I agree - it's modern day journaling and scrapbooking all in one. It's priceless stuff for the the family.

Blurb.com - it worked really good for me - I did a book for the 1st 100 posts of my blog and that's what I gave my parents and inlaws for Christmas this last year. Blurb seems to be the bet price around for homemade books. You can do your own format, or pick one of theirs and it'll "slurp" it into a book.

Jamie said...

Don't give up you blog! I love reading about your life! :) I don't think you are boring at all! And I can totally relate to what you said about all the creative blogs out there. I have come to the realization that I just don't care if mine is interesting or not. It is my journal too.
I am actually printing mine out right now because I am paranoid of loosing it too. I am using Blurb.com also. Groupon.com has good deals sometimes for web books. I got my blurb book for 65% off.

Jamie said...

P.S. You were my inspiration to start blogging. And I am always thinking how your posts are so much cooler than mine!

Jamie said...

P.P.S. And I think the only person that runs 500 miles a day is Larissa. So you might need to have a talk with her about making the rest of us feel inadequate...

lynnissa said...

Glad you're not quitting. Who else was was cool enough to do a "Friends" title for each of their posts?! I agree...mine aren't funny, creative, etc. but I started mine solely for the purpose of family across the U.S. to be able to keep up with our family and see pictures of the boys! Since then it has turned more journal to me. In fact...I do a lot more posts about our everyday stuff and don't post them for everyone to see, just in my posts list, so that I can print it and it can really be my journal!

Tera said...

Wait we love your blog! I care about high heels, WE care about little girl high heels around here.
To tell you the truth every time I go to write a blog title I want to say "The one with....." And then I don't because that is your cool thing and everyone would think I am lame for copying your cool idea.