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Blogging Through Another Pregnancy

Bump photos via Instagram = the norm

I started my blog just over 4 years ago, with the first post announcing my pregnancy with Jackson. Sometimes it feels like that was so long ago, and other times I still feel like a newbie when it comes to blogging.

Has blogging grown at the speedy pace that a child does? Perhaps even faster?

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEEEEEAAAAAN???

Between blogging and twitter and facebook and stumble upon and google + and and and… I wonder, as I blog through yet another pregnancy, what’s next?

Technology and social media is the norm for parents now, new parents and veterans. My parents and extended family have grown accustomed to checking the world wide web for their grandson’s latest antics. Morning news shows consistently draw attention to youngsters doing silly and outlandish things on YouTube, accumulating more traffic than was even imaginable just a few years ago.

There is criticism for and against sharing personal information, stories, etc on the Internet. And much like everything else, it comes down to a personal choice on whether or not one participates, or how much one embraces this ever-changing world of social media.

When I started my blog, 4 years ago, I truly had no idea what I was getting into. (I still, to an extent have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into.) Family members and close friends were my only readers at that time. My husband had received orders for us to move to Japan, and the purpose for the blog was to keep loved ones a part of our lives while we lived on the other side of the world. And here I am now, blogging about another pregnancy, somewhat savvy in terms of how this entire blogging/social media world is, yet still asking questions about it all.

We are living in very different times than we were just a few years ago… and 5 years from now, I imagine times will be that much more different. Who knows how, but this world we live in and the people who surround us (both online and offline) impact that change. How much a part of it are you?

If you’re a parent who blogs, what has your experience been like? If you’re a parent who reads blogs, what keeps you reading them? What do you predict for the future of blogging for those of us who blog about our children and parenting?

 

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