Commonplace Blogging

<div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/crespoluigi/3334034556/in/photostream/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href=Before the internet craze of blogging we wrote our thoughts down in something called a journal. Or a diary maybe. But it was for your eyes only, no worries of nasty comments from people you’ve never met–or kudos either. There is a comfort in putting pen to paper, capturing thoughts in space and time with the confinement of the written word is challenging and exhilarating.

This article (and my other passion) got me thinking about what I do here online. While it’s good and helpful and sometimes I dare say necessary, it is something my family, even though they participate by default, know very little of this part of my life. I don’t sit and read them my posts or share articles from other moms that bless me. They don’t know most of what I share here, not because I have a secret but I suppose it just never seemed necessary–at least not at this time.

But what about later, when they are older, when they have children of their own and are filled with questions, or when they are searching for more homeschool memories, the little memories that are crowded out by more urgent matters. I could just point them to this URL and let them search, like any stranger could, probing for information and answers. I don’t want a cold computer screen sharing my thoughts on this season of life with them. I think I can do better than that.

I have decided to keep a written record of the posts I feel are the most poignant to my family. I want a sort of scrapbook, more of a commonplace book about our homeschool years, filled with blog posts, pictures and all the other memories that make everyday life interesting. It will be in my own handwriting (ugh) and filled with my thoughts and dreams and hopes and yes, even fears, with those who mean the most to me.

<div xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" about="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate/412783683/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href=This is a gift, something I can leave as a legacy, my blog posts and more, written by my own hand. Who doesn’t love finding treasures like that up in Gramma’s attic? We all love poring over old letters and pictures. Who wouldn’t love to hear great gramma’s thoughts on a particular time of life? Family is a big deal and I don’t want to deprive mine of the part of my life I share with all of you.

Commonplace books on our family. Now there’s a treasure worth leaving future generations.

Comments

  1. Laura Houle says:

    R Road Book Giveaway

    Guard and keep [with the greatest care] the precious and excellently adapted[Truth] which has been entrusted [to you], by the [help of the] Holy Spirit Who makes His home in us. II Timothy 1:14 amp
    …for the Lord will grant you full insight and understanding in everything.
    II Timothy 2:7b amp
    Study and be eager and do you utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. II Timothy 2:15
    I have fought the good (worthy, honorable, and noble) fight, I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith. II Timothy 4:7

    I hope this was the kind of answer you were looking for…God Bless your giving heart, Laura

  2. Laura Houle says:

    sorry – i put that in the wrong spot

  3. I’ve often wanted to have a printed copy of my blog as well. I tried saving posts in Word for about a month. I am writing down on paper thoughts about all our camping trips this summer. Our words can either be a gift or a curse to our families. I am praying that my words will be a blessing to my family one day.
    Jenn
    .-= Jenn4him´s last blog ..Labor Day Weekend Camping Trip =-.

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