I have been a dedicated blogger for a number of years now and a prominent participant on many forums. I find that these outlets stimulate my social conscience and I learn so much stuff as well. As a mom I have benefited greatly from my exposure to these mediums, both in terms of being mentored by more experienced moms and in sharing my experience; and hopefully wisdom. Sure I have also got into some assface fights and arguments online but that is part and parcel of being involved in a community.
I have to admit that I’ve cut down on my blogging a lot because it’s so easy now to jump on Skype and say hi to other mommy bloggers, not just here in the USA, but around the world! Skype pretty much changed a whole lot of things for me, in terms of the way I communicated with folks around the globe. Being able to see your caller is a big help, especially when it is something important. Facial communication helps avoid so many misunderstandings; web cams are great. You don’t realize how much you rely on processing the signs given out in facial expressions to really understand the nuances in any given conversation. And when you are talking about emotive stuff like mothering and relationships its absence can give rise to a whole bucket load of misunderstandings.
Of course with WhatsApp it’s easier than ever to call people for free and to text them – there are a lot of distractions in my life, these days, and it’s why I stopped blogging for so long. My friends even started joking that I was becoming a non-sexual web cam girl; although, my husband did not quite get the joke at the time. Men can be alarmingly serious sometimes and they just don’t get what communicating means to us. I am reducing my reliance on technology based direct contact at the moment and getting back into blogging. It’s true that my addiction to live cams might still rear its virtual head yet again, but for now I am concentrating on the here and now.
I found a great recipe for an organic low carb granola and I am looking forward to posting that and sharing my experiences with eating better, more wholesome food. We are what we eat after all, and as a mom you want to feel at your best, so that you can cope with the demands of every day living.