You'll think that I must live in a cave when you are done reading this post. Or maybe under a rock. Or on Mars. Put me wherever you want, but it must be some place far from the reaches of popular culture, or whatever they call it.
I don't own a smart phone. I have never used DVR. It's possible that I have never sent a text message. I had to have a friend explain "BubbleBoy" to me when I kept hearing people talk about it and couldn't figure it out. I finally googled Susan Boyle, again when I couldn't figure out who she was that everyone kept talking about. (Pretty amazing, though.)
I don't tell you all this because I think it makes me great or wonderful. I don't think it makes me anything except, well, just me. The reason I tell you this is because I just stumbled upon an ENTIRE WORLD that I never knew existed. Have you ever heard of the Bloggernacle? Me either, until about a week ago. You may have noticed the new buttons on the side of my blog. That's because I just discovered NieNie, her sister C Jane, and even more recently, on the other end of the spectrum, the blog Seriously, So Blessed. (I do not list these blogs as any sort of endorsement, or recommendation. I'm still trying to figure out what I think of them myself. Read at your own discretion.)
So is it possible to be part of something you didn't even know existed? I wonder. I am certainly a mom, I am LDS, a Latter Day Saint, if you will. I am a Word of Wisdom following, temple attending, three hours of church meeting going full fledged active, involved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I write on my blog about my family, and what my life is like. What does that make me?
All I know is that while I came fairly recently to this blogging scene, I started doing it for a few reasons: I wanted to have a way to keep my family and friends updated on my life without having to send out long, bothersome emails. (Remember how much you hated those?) The other reason I write a blog is because I always have words in my head floating around, forming themselves into sentences and demanding to be put down somewhere. I used to write them in an ordinary spiral bound notebook. I still do that sometimes, but this is much more satisfying, because, of course, I get to hear your comments - which totally validate me. (That's for you, Seriously So Blessed.)
So, whether you consider me to be a part of the Bloggernacle, whether you consider yourself to be a part of it, and even if you've never even heard of it, I'll continue writing my thoughts and experiences, here, and posting pictures of my family. I hope you do the same, because I also love reading and commenting on your blog. If you have one.
And now, go watch the video of Susan Boyle if you've never seen it. If you have seen it, just watch it again. It's that inspiring. (and if it bothers you when they look down on her at the beginning, just wait. She gets hers.)