Friday, September 5, 2008


Sometimes when I'm bored I turn to my old friend Google and try to find blogs written by Mormons. I'll write something like '"when I was at BYU" blog' or similar stuff, or '"due in October" lds' just for kicks to see what I find. Any time I stumble across an LDS family blog, approximately 95% of the time it's being maintained by the wife/mother of the family. I find this really interesting...

First of all, it's just curious to me that not that many guys are into family blogs. Maybe the wives started the blog first, and so if the husbands do decide to blog, they blog about other things. If it ain't broke, don't fix it? And I guess moms are more into the little things their kids what husband is going to blog about Pooh Bear and tomato paste and the apparent fascination they both hold for your one-year-old?

Also, it's interesting how a lot of other people also see blogging as a way to keep a family journal, like we've been counseled to do ever since I can remember. I personally have always sucked royally at keeping a traditional journal, and it's only been since I got into blogging that I've been able to chronicle events that go on with me and my family. Additionally, more and more families live far away from siblings and extended family networks, and blogging is a great way to share pictures and family updates. I'm very grateful that I can save little memories of our family that we can look back on and remember what we were doing "back when".

I say these things....PSYCH! Sorry, it just really felt like I was bearing my testimony of blogs at the end there... :)


Carolyn said...

I think blogs are just another one of the many ways women communicate and connect with other women. And that's why there are more women bloggers than men.

And that's my 2 cents. :)

EveLeaf said...

Yes, and that when women have problems, we talk to others as a way of finding solutions or making ourselves feel better. Even if the situation doesn't change, we find we can live with it if we have people to talk about it with. Men, as a rule, don't really do that.