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I like to think of myself as the 'crazy mom of four'. I'm 31 years old and I love my life, my kids, my husband and my God. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Eliot

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Welcome Wednesday - My poor, poor Google Reader

Remember how I said yesterday my Google Reader was feeling overwhelmed? Now that I sorted it all out and gave it some room to breathe, I am doing what I always do and going to clutter it back up again. I really do love blogs. They make my day. They show me I am not alone in this world of wifery (new word I just made up-hey if husbandry can be a word, so can wifery!) and motherhood (real word I did not make up). It's amazing to me how many people you can connect with. I was telling my husband last night how much I love my own blog (I'm conceited) and how I've really enjoyed connecting with new people. I discovered why. I don't have any friends. Slow down...before you throw stones...I have a hard time making friends...girl friends. It is not easy for me and I do not have a lot of CLOSE friends that are girls. The ones I had through high school and college have, for the most part, moved away or we have just drifted.

I do have a couple of people in my life presently that I would consider GOOD friends (@Jennifer Young I'm including you in that) but beyond that, I don't have any other friends that I could just sit down and pour my heart out to. As a married woman, though I find I can connect easier with men, I can't just befriend all the cool guys I know and pour my heart out to them-that is a dangerous place to be. So I find that I am lacking when it comes to female friends because, for whatever reason, I just can't connect as easily with women.

ALL THAT TO SAY this blog and these new connections I am making has (have? I hate improper grammar--but I love parentheses!) been really good for me. While I'm not necessarily going to call all my new blog friends up on the phone (because by now you should know that I DETEST the phone) and have hour long conversations with them, I feel like that is what we do by reading one another's blogs and random incessant tweeting! And I don't know about the rest of you, but I NEED this. Everyone needs friends. So what if I make all my friends online? ;-)

**Don't worry-this isn't going to turn into some creepy stalking thing...at least not on my end! What you do is your own business!!

This isn't nearly as coherent as I want it to be. I just feel very passionately about this and the friendships I am making from being in a blog community. People outside of it just don't understand. My husband doesn't understand, but being the amazing man he is, he supports me 100% and loves that I have some excitement over making friends. I love that man!

So getting back to suffocating my Google reader, a friend whose blog I read is participating in this:

So today I will add my 'name' to the list and once more find other blogs to choke add to my Google reader! Here are the 'rules'/steps:

1. Follow the Welcome Wednesday Host (Take It From Me) as well as the 2 Spotlighted Blogs of the Week. (These will make up the top three slots on the Linky)
2. Link up your blog name and URL with our Linky. (You only need to add your info once for it to be seen on all the blog hops)
3. Grab our Welcome Wednesday button and include it in a post about the event on your blog.
4. Go to as many blogs on the MckLinky as you want and Follow them. Be sure to tell them you are from Welcome Wednesday!
5. Be sure to Follow back any followers you have gained from our Welcome Wednesday event!

Feel free to join in and make some new friends with me!


  1. I am glad you are my friend:O)

  2. So glad you're participating. It's a fun time to had by all! I detest the telephone as well! blech!
    I'm follower #128, your newest follower in Welcome Wednesday. Hope the rest of your week is bonjovious! Thanks for the follow! http://jonbonjovious.blogspot.com

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following... I am following you back :) Have a great week!


  4. Following you back, and I for one love the term wifery. I find using tags makes my google reader so much easier to manage, I think I subscribe to over 200 blogs right now, and since I myself write 3 very different blogs, I subscribe to very different ones as well (pets, books, crafts, mommy blogs for future reference) so labels keep me sane when I open it and have 250 new items to read eek!

    Do try the 365 Project, the nice thing is, if you did not take a picture, you can use another one you have that represents that day, and still put that day's date on it. So many of my days are pets and cooking, I can often use my own stock photos!

  5. Following you from Welcome Wednesday. Pls follow me back when you get the chance.

  6. Hi! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I'm following you now.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am so glad I can add you to my overwhelmed Google Reader! :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by Lemons to Lemonade and becoming a follower. I am now following you.

  9. Thanks for stopping by and following http://takeamomswordforit.blogspot.com

    I too am enjoying the blog community and you're right, hubbies just don't quite understand :)

    Be sure to stop by on Friday for the Blog Hop Friday Linky.

  10. Thanks for the follow!

    I am now following you.


  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following yours already as well! Have a great Thursday!

  12. Hi! Following you back from WW! I have a quick question about Google Reader (since you were talking about clogging it up :))--does it show the same data as Feedburner? Or does someone have to sign up to get RSS feed? I can't quite tell the difference between what I'm seeing that is from RSS feed and what's from being friends with someone via GFC! Thanks :)

    Stephanie - Ten Talents

  13. following you back. Thanks for the follow!


  14. Hi! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm already your follower.

  15. Thanks for following! Following back now :)


  16. Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower and I love the word "wifery"! So true!!

  17. Coming by from Wednesday Welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  18. I'm following you back from Welcome Wednesday. And I am exactly the same way! Not many real-life girlfriends, I'm horrible about meeting people and making friends! And my Google Reader is getting a little overloaded as well...I can't help it, it's a great way to meet new people and make friends! Can't wait to read some more on your blog!


  19. I am your new follower. You have a lovely blog. come visit when you can at http://showmemama.blogspot.com