Contributed by October Blogger of the Month, Kelly Guinn
I’ve never considered myself a particularly creative person.
I can’t draw, sing, sew, or paint. I’m not even that great of a baker.
So when I heard someone say recently, “Everyone needs a creative outlet.” My very first thought was, “Well, crap.”
Because I’m the person Pinterest fails are made of. I pull out the paint for my daughter and then I actually get bored after about 5 minutes and am anxious to get it cleaned up and put away. I have an untouched sewing machine. It’s mediocrity at it’s finest.
But then I realized, that blogging is my creative outlet. It’s a place where I can go to craft words into sentences and sentences into paragraphs. I love the rhythm and feel of a well-written post. I love that words, the right words, can bring out emotion, or laughter, or eye rolls.
But really, that’s not unique to blogging. The same could be done through putting pen to paper and then locking those thoughts away for my eyes only.
And so, why blog and not journal?
Because of the community. Because of the conversation. Because of hearing just one person say that something that I shared helped them. Or made them laugh. Even the not-so-nice comments are worth hearing, because sometimes there’s value in them. (And sometimes there’s not).
And as a “mommy blogger” (ugh to that term, amiright?) I’d be remiss if I didn’t add that motherhood is hard and not meant to be done alone, so we should share in our fortunes and misfortunes and laugh and cry and high five along this crazy road.
That, my friends, is why I blog. Because we should all share in the crazy, right?
Kelly is a full-time working momma to her with her one year old daughter, Genevieve. Because her life is very glamorous, she can often be found saying things like, “Please don’t wipe your nose on that” and “Please stop throwing food at mommy”. In lieu of laundry, she spends her spare time chronicling life’s (mis)adventures and celebrating mediocrity at The OK Momma. She is the managing editor of the Oklahoma City Moms Blog, and you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.