Monday, November 7, 2011

I Need a Little Help from my Friends

For some reason I've been itching to blog again, though to be honest, I'm not really sure that anything I have to blog would be of interest to anyone other than myself. Yet, the awareness that time is flying by and I have been so bad about keeping notes about the children's activities and cute things they say and simply recording daily life, makes me want to get back into that habit again. I remark to myself and others so often about how quickly my children are growing and how big they are getting, but I know that in a few years I'll be looking back at this time and remarking at how little they still were and how much bigger they are currently. It makes me want to record the now, no matter how mundane, so that I can look back and remember and appreciate the joys and struggles, ups and downs of these days.

Indeed, in thinking back to my old journal, I'm wondering how to go back and "fix" my old blog/journal. I can't even remember what blog format it's in (Greymatter, I think), nor how to make any changes to it or anything. It's been so long. I still have the webhost space as well as the domain name (, but since I'm useless in regard to setting up any kind of blog software, I don't know how to "redo" that site. If there is anyone out there who could help me, I'd love to chat with them. Granted, I can't afford to pay someone much to help me with it either, but if they could get me started or explain what I'd need to do, I'd be so appreciative. I'd love to create an archived blog for my "Reach for the Stars" journal entries and some kind of new blog for current entries. I'm so bad that I never even completely copied over my old journal entries from back in the old "Diaryland" days. Not sure if they are all gone now or if I can still access them somehow. There too, I could use some help.

How I'd love to go through and fix up my old blog into a format from which I could actually get a bound book of all those old entries. I think I'd still like to go through and clean some of them up, even delete a few, but for the most part let them stand as a testament to those days. There are just so many memories, both good and bad, in those old entries and it pains me that I've let so many years go by without maintaining those snippets of life with my kidlets as they've grown. But then, it's never too late to start again, I suppose. I just have to remember to do a little at a time and be glad for what I have.


J said...

I hope someone can help you. I miss the journalling days too, but wouldn't really know where to start at this point. Plus, my need for privacy has increased by a thousand lately. I will be waiting to see how this works out for you!


A friend said...

I think you have a great blog going, but if I may.... I'd like to suggest you switch to a more conventional looking font. It is difficult to read the font you have now, especially in the long entries.

Perhaps save the playful font to highlight certain events or points you are trying to make?

Don't get me wrong. Your content is great, just hard to read through in that font.

Heidi said...

Thanks for the comment about the font. Glad you said something, I was already thinking the same thing. I will change it.

Janet, I miss your journal to, but understand. Love to see pictures of Laney on Facebook. She's growing up so fast! She's so beautiful, Janet.