Sunday, September 12, 2010

Get Back to Blogging--My First Post!

The SITS girls are hosting a week-long blogging event called Get Back to Blogging! It sounded like a fun thing to do, so I'm going to do this over the course of the week. I'll probably still do my regular blog during this time!

Today's assignment is a fun one! I get to re-post my very first blog post! I did my very first post on February 6, 2010. Here it is:

I'm New to Blogging

I hope I'll find an audience for this blog. I guess time will tell. I'm currently a mom to a 6-year old high-functioning autistic girl. She's adorable. She's smart. She's quirky. Very quirky. I thought it would be a hoot to start a blog that celebrated that quirkiness. I hope to start a bulletin board soon as well so that I can hear adorable stories about your kids!

We began this special needs path relatively recently, so I still consider myself to be a newbie in this arena. My goal isn't to pass myself off as an expert (I'm clearly not). My goal is mostly to maintain my sense of humor that sometimes gets lost in the day-to-day grind! Enjoy--I hope!

Well, that was my first post--short and sweet! It's been over seven months since I did that post! (Yikes, time goes by fast!). Did I realize my goal yet? Well, I never got around to doing a bulletin board. I've been enjoying just blogging too much. Have I found an audience? Yes, I definitely have found one. Is it as big as I dreamed of when I started blogging? No! I think in my fantasies I'd be up to about 200,000 readers by now! But I have a group of readers who visit my blog everyday. I follow their blogs as well.

The biggest surprise about blogging is the community of bloggers! I've really enjoyed getting to know some of my fellow bloggers and hope to meet them in person some day!


  1. Blogging is great, it's great to be able to share things with my fellow bloggers. Thanks for sharing this post
    ~Stopping by from SITS

  2. I like your honesty about what you expected once you started blogging. I think we all want thousands of readers.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  3. I'm so glad that you're on track Cheryl - I've been enjoying your blog since I found you on SITS! Happy B2B week :)

  4. Have fun with it this week.

    Blogging has been different than I expected as well. I still feel like such a novice. I still wonder about the direction I take my blog.

    I wonder if I will ever feel good at this.

    I'm glad I found your blog. I really enjoy your voice.

  5. Short and sweet is right, but that's not bad! Mine was short and sweet, as well :)

    It looks like you're doing wonderful things with your blog!

    And I would be happy to make you a button if you email me back and let me know what you're looking for :)

  6. Where's the plug for the washer/dryer? I'm turning you in to the SITS police!

  7. I can't believe you just started blogging 7 months ago! I really love your blog and I try to get over here to read it every time its updated.

  8. Oh, I'm so out of it these days Cheryl...I had no idea that SITS was even doing this. Anyway, I love your first you set out to celebrate your daughter's quirkiness. I think you do that very well, in a loving and humorous manner. I love your blog and I'm sure your following is growing daily:)