- Venting - as posted in my very first post, I blog to keep from over burdening my friends and family. I have the "three vent rule" which means instead of ruminating and focusing on all the problems, I limit the number of times I talk about any one incident to three times and I try to spread around who I complain to.
- Tracking - I like to keep track of what's going on in my life. I can look back and see progress, remember when certain events happened, and keep track of incidents that otherwise I might forget (like when I need to update the kids' life histories.
- Support - Keeping my family up to date, asking advice from others who "get it" and a different perspective from those who don't.
- Just like Cheers - "Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name."
Lisa from Life in the Grateful House and I connected because we adopted our children in the same month from the same state. They were out of state adoptions for both of us, and she finalized way before I did so she had some great advice for me in what to ask for. She introduced me to blogging with the blog Pioneer Woman I loved her series Black Heels to Tractor Wheels and read the entire blog from start to finish. I was hooked. Then Lisa started her own blog and next thing I knew she'd talked me into doing it too.
The rest, as they say, is history.