Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Umm...Did I just start a blog?

That's right folks, I broke down and did it. I, Lindsey Parsons, have started a blog! For years, I have been against the whole blogging trend. I mean come on, there are over 3 million blogs out there! People blog about every topic in the universe. Some of them interesting, some of them definitely not interesting. I have read several blogs throughout the years and have noticed that very few are successful and many have less than ten followers. This was my main concern about starting one myself. I mean come on, my life is not interesting enough, nor am I important enough that people (outside of maybe my mother and husband) would want to hear my opinions or know the aspects of my life on a regular basis.

One of my biggest fears about starting a blog is that it would become just another one of the thousands of mommy diaries out there. The last thing I want to blog about on a regular basis is dirty diapers, spit up, and cleaning my house. Not that there is anything wrong with that for all you Uber-Homemakers out there, but it just isn't me. Yes, I am a stay-at-home mom but that is not what defines me.

So, why am I starting a blog if I have all of these issues, you ask? I am doing it for me. I have always enjoyed writing, yet have never had a good reason to do it. I have always chosen jobs that allow me to write. Hence the reason I went into public relations and later became and English teacher. Also, I have been obsessing over whether or not to start one for weeks now. I figure, quit your obsessing and start one already! And of course, I secretly hope it'll become super successful and one day be published as a book. (I know, not likely. But a girl can dream!)

My promise to myself and to you (whoever you may be) is to write about everything that encompasses me. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, and a Christian. I promise to write about everything I obsess over - motherhood, pop-culture, food, friends, and family. Above all else, I promise to be completely transparent - good, bad, and ugly.

I hope you enjoy! Oh...and if you don't...don't be afraid to tell me.


  1. Lindsey, I am excited that you started a blog. I think hearing your thoughts will be interesting. :)

  2. I, like Ashley, am looking forward to your future posts! I can guarantee you Amanda will enjoy your words, too!

  3. I am ready to read more! I have alway had the thought of starting a blog in the back of my mind, but I might just stick with reading others!

  4. I can't wait to take this journey with you. It seems like we both decided to do this around the same time. I had pondered the idea of making mine more of a journal. Think I should change it? I'm sure it would be more interesting lol.....