Birth of a Blog

Today marks the one year blogaversary (or is it blogoversary? Or blogiversary?) of …life’s about a dream.

What started as a virtual scrapbook or baby book, evolved into quite a creative outlet.

I have ‘met’ so many people (check the blogroll that DESPERATELY needs to be updated).

I have reconnected with my ΑΧΩ sisters from Clemson and discovered several readers are sisters, too!

I am able keep tabs on family members and ‘real life’ friends.

McMommy had a post on the “birth story” of her blog.  This was a perfect way for me to educate you in how all of this came about on my anniversary day.

So here are the ins and outs.

Last year around Christmastime, BP was doing computer stuff with a coworker here at the house for several days in a row.  During a break, the coworker told me his wife had a blog.

A what??

HyperactiveLu was the first blog I ever read.   Through hers, I started reading others.  Then, one Saturday morning, BP came to me and said, “I set a blog up for you.  It should be much easier than the website we have.”  Whah-lah.  A blog was born.

The title …life’s about a dream came from Frick.  He was actually singing the song, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and instead of singing, “life is but a dream” he sang, “life’s about a dream”.  We thought that was pretty profound, especially coming from a three year old (at the time).  And, it is what it is.  Our life is a dream.  Well, some days.  🙂

BP’s name is derived from his initials.  It’s also short for Big Papa.  It’s taken from the song Big Papa by Biggie Smalls. This name is actually what our friends began calling him after I became pregnant with our second child when Frick was just 6 months old.  What a stud.  (There you go, Cassie. I finally came out with the story.)

Frick and Frack are nicknames for our sweet children.  I used to teach part time in the public schools, job sharing a classroom with another girl.  She and I would joke around, calling ourselves Frick and Frack.  I thought it was clever and started calling the boys Frick and Frack around the house.  But we also call them Chaos and Havoc (because they prefer wrestling as an after school activity) and The Farmers (because they are up with the sun each morning).  But then, Uncle B tried to get me to change their blog names to Fred and Barney.  Click HERE for that reasoning.  Alas, Frick and Frack remain.

The Money Pit is our house.  We started a major renovation process here in May 2008.  In true renovation fashion, our budget tripled as they began to chip away at our house.  The Fix It Guys kept uncovering all kinds of damage.  And our bill kept growing.  Hence, The Money Pit.  Like the movie.  Only better.

Dreamers refers to you, my loyal readers of …life’s about a dream.   As I said above, this is a virtual scrapbook for my children and our memories.  But when I see that others are reading and commenting here on the blog or through emails, I know my words are not just for us.  And that’s flattering.  Thank you for reading.  And commenting.

So….what’s your blog’s story??

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen@ourdailybigtop
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 10:44:32

    Happy blogoversary! I started blogging in private to my family but opened it up in late August. Going public was like jumping off a beach cliff into the great big blue. My friend told me to just go for it b/c I wasn’t sure how I was going to be received but I took the leap. It’s been a fun ride and I’ve “met” so many wonderful interpeeps.

  2. hyperactive lu
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 12:32:02

    Congrats!!! and Happy Blog-a-versary!

  3. Hip Mom's Guide
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 14:33:23

    Happy Blogaversary! Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?

  4. Missy
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 14:47:53

    Happy Blogaversary!!

    I might steal your idea because mine is coming up too! What a cool idea!!

    We started thepaulinegoatranchers because Sam was going to China this summer and we wanted to keep up with the family and they keep up with him!

    Our name comes from where we live and we love goats and eventually will have some, and it was Sams fantasy football name, lol!

    So there ya go!!!

  5. Mrs. Cox
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 15:23:09

    Oh yay! Happy Blogaversary {or however it’s spelled}!!!

    I started my blog in December of 2006. I’ve always used it as a quasi journal of sorts, but a huge part of it was so my sister that lives out of state had a way of “keeping tabs”.

    And it’s come a looong way since then. A few blog face lifts {and probably more to come since I like changing things up often} and so many great blogging friends later! I love how it has evolved, but still keeping the same purpose {or lack of}: it’s all my random thoughts and little bits of life.

  6. Patrice
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 15:37:26

    Happy blogaversary!! This is a great story & great explanation of where all your nicknames come from!

  7. Mimi
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 17:53:48

    Happy Blogoversary from a new Dreamer

  8. The Blonde Duck
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 19:04:56

    How wonderful you told your blog’s story! It’s amazing why and how people start blogs.

  9. Jenners
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 22:14:10

    Happy Blogaversary! That is great — to blog for one year! I loved reading how it came to be. It is always fun to hear how people came upon blogging, and I feel like I got to know you better. I’m sure you never expected the blogging experience to grow as much as it did, I bet! But in such a good way!

  10. Jaina
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 14:13:50

    Happy Bloggoversary!

  11. entertainingmom
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 14:19:48

    Happy Blogaversary!!!! I started mine a year and a half ago, as means of communicating pictures and stories to my family. Now my family never checks in but my friends do as well as others I have met and befriended over the blogasphere!!! And some of us have the same passion for terrible 80s music! 😉

  12. Christie
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 14:52:25

    Happy Blogaversary! So, I may not get to go to Charleston for the reunion this weekend — Brad will probably be up all night doing frost protection and won’t be able to keep the kids — so keep your fingers crossed that my mom can keep them!

  13. Amy Amy Bo Bamey
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 14:57:21

    This was a great post to catch me up on your blog. Off to check out the links you put in your post.

  14. entertainingmom
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 15:00:10

    there’s a little Award waiting for you over at my place… come on over and get! 😉

  15. Pooba
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 15:25:48

    Oh happy blogiversary -oversary & -aversary!

    It is great to find out the story behind your blog. Mine doesn’t have much of a story other than I was a blog stocker for the longest time and refused to start my own because I thought they were only for Mommies and I definately wasn’t one of those.

    But after seeing a lot of other non-mommy blogs, I gave in. And I’m glad I did! It’s way fun!

  16. Sarah
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 21:04:03

    I like your story! I’ve always thought BP stood for his name – silly me! Looking forward to Saturday.

  17. michelle
    Jan 12, 2009 @ 23:03:49

    What a great story about how you started your blog.

    Happy blogiversary!

  18. angie
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 00:33:22

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I love hearing how other people’s blogs got started.

    (Visiting from SITS)

  19. Lori
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 07:51:55

    I was below you at roll call! 🙂
    Happy Blogiversary (Sunday)
    The 11th was my wedding Anniversary 🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful day♥

  20. Lori
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 08:13:57

    I just have to say that I ♥ the Fred and Barney pic! Your boys are so cute!

  21. Missy
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 09:55:14

    Happy Blogoversary!
    I was so confused when my husband first started his blog – I did not understand why or what he was doing!
    Then I got it, and started my own… here I am 3 1/2 years later…

  22. Jennifer
    Jan 13, 2009 @ 20:25:30

    love the post. Happy blog-a-versary. it helps me keep up to date with the P’s!!

  23. Mon
    Jan 14, 2009 @ 06:21:39

    Hey, Happy Blogaversary! Isn’t the best part just how many wonderful people you meet?

    Loved reading the story.

  24. Cassie
    Mar 04, 2009 @ 23:15:29

    You know, I am just now reading this and had to laugh. My one year blogiversary is January 8th, 2008. I always thought that you had been blogging for years and years longer than me. Ha! You were one of my first readers and I always always appreciated that. Happy blogiversary kinda late!! 🙂

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