Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jenna's Journey Commenting Blog Challenge

Hi! My name is Leah, and I participating in the Jenna's Journey Commenting Challenge. Welcome to my site, and I am a little behind so I've combined days 2-3 in this post. Nice to "meet" you! Thanks for commenting. =)

Welcome to day 2 of the 3rd Annual Blog Commenting Challenge!

If this is your first time here and you're trying to figure out what the challenge is, or if you need to link your blog to the challenge click here!

I promised you all that I'd give you a topic to blog about for each day of this challenge! So here is todays topic:

Tell us about your blog. What do you blog about? Why do you blog? How did you start blogging? What kinds of things do you/are you willing to share with the world? Where do you find your topic inspiration? (Hint: Don't share about your social media just yet!)

I'm a little late to day 2, and I figured I could combine it with day 3, too? If you are here from Jenna's Journey Commenting Challenge, welcome!

My name is Leah, and I mainly blog about these two guys:

That would be my husband (also known as "Mr. C" on the blog) and my son Micah. Here we are this weekend after church enjoying a gift card to Macaroni Grill after church on Sunday night.

I started blogging years and years ago before it was "popular" to do, and I even had a WordPress blog. However, since then I have learned a lot about blogging. Such as, do not put your full name in your blog address. I realized that I was very "google-able" to my students and parents that I teach. I love to be on the internet, and I love to have an open blog. I've met so many friends this way, but at the same time I'm not sure I want every second grader who passes through my door to read of our exploits. 

Is that weird? I'll share our world with strangers, but I don't want my students to read about their teacher? Maybe that is weird.

I started blogging just because I love to write. I wrote stories growing up, and writing has always been my outlet! I mean, I absolutely love it.

As time went on, my rambles without pictures turned into a marriage scrapbook of Mr. C & our life together. After which, I turned my pregnant life into a scrapbook, and then I reinvented our current blog with a new web address after Micah was born so I could totally devote this blog to him. I've also recently discovered running, and I'm trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I've got a lot of posts dedicated to that, too. 

I'm willing to share most things, but I have to say that I try to keep this blog upbeat. That probably isn't "real" all the time, but I don't like to whine too much. I will absolutely not share my opinion on educational politics or topics regarding education. I guess that is more for fear of keeping my job? Not sure, but freedom of speech with internet these days can be a dangerous thing. So I just watch that since I love my job and hope to keep it! =)

Onto day 3! 

Welcome to day 3 of the 3rd Annual Blog Commenting Challenge!

If this is your first time here and you're trying to figure out what the challenge is, or if you need to link your blog to the challenge click here.

Welcome to Day 3! Our topic today is two-fold:

Tell us about your social media! Where can we find you? Link to your twitter, pinterest, Facebook, instagram, or google +. If you don't use those sites, then tell us why not!

Also, what are your favorite websites? Are there any that you check daily? What do you like about them?

You can find me on every single social media site there is out there! Haha! Alright, it isn't really that bad, but I do like some blogging and social media!

I used Twitter, and you can find me at @confidentblog.

I used Facebook, and I probably check this one the most. My tweets are mostly at night since I am a working mom, but Facebook has become my "go to" social media. If you really want to know my "full real name", email me, and I'd be glad to add you as a friend. Otherwise, I keep my "real name" off the blog because of the "google-able" reasons stated above. I have actually "met" some friends on Twitter that I have welcomed into my Facebook world, so feel free to ask.

I don't even know how google + works, and it seems like one more thing for me to figure out. So I'm not going to. Haha!

I also love Instagram, and you can follow me @confidentblog there, too. (I like to keep it simple!)

I have a Pinterest site, too, but honestly I don't use it that much. I'm @confidentblog there, too. (See? Keeping it simple.) I use it more for birthday party inspiration or when I need teaching ideas. It is a time sucker, so I try to stay off if I can.

Websites I check daily? Hmmm.

I don't have a lot, but I must check Three Kids, a Minivan, and a Mortgage every single day! Thank goodness I have a reader for that! It's the story of Lucy, a six year old with cancer. Her family is from around where I live, so I know lots of people who know them. God's faithfulness to this family despite devastating illness is just inspirational. I have to check on her daily for prayer updates.

I also (like most Christian women bloggers) love to read Kelly's Korner

A few of my "in real life friends" blogs that I enjoy:

Deepe's Peeps My friend Summer from college.

Better Than Life My friend Amanda from college.

A Brighter Yellow  My twitter friend Kodi.

The Hairbow Chronicles My friend Ellen from college.

I have so many more I could share, but those are some of my favorites in my Google Reader.

What about you? I'm trying to keep up with my blogging commenting challenge, so feel free to leave us a comment. 

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