I started writing this blog in July of 2005 when Sean was a year and a half old. He is now ten.
When I started Antique Mommy I didn’t even know what a blog was, most people didn’t. At that time, our house church which we had been a part of for more than two years had disbanded due to attrition and I was looking for a traditional church for our family to attend. On a church web site I saw an orange Blogger button and I thought, “What is that? Perhaps I should click on it.” Five minutes later I had a blog and had written my first post. So of course, I immediately emailed my mother and said, “Hey! Lookee me!”
I started blogging as a way to capture my daily adventures as a late-in-life mother, all the sweet and tart, all the triumphs and tragedies, all the ordinary and extraordinary and even just the random. I once wrote about a piece of lint on the rug.
God has wired me with a need to do something creative everyday — to write, to take photos, to paint and draw, to design, to envision. With a baby in the house, and only nap time to do anything like that, blogging filled that hole perfectly. Much to my surprise, Antique Mommy found an audience, much larger than I would have ever dreamed. Along with that came some wonderful opportunities and I have made a lot of friends along the way.
Since 2005 the blogosphere has really changed. It is no longer little neighborhoods of moms telling their stories, but it’s about SEO and branding and making money and traffic and give-aways and blog conferences. I dipped my toe into that pool for awhile but it’s not for me. I’m a writer not a marketer. My goal is to tell my stories and hopefully encourage and edify others along the way. That’s all.
So now, here I am, eight years later, kind of back to where I started….
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