My daughter got me started blogging. Did you know that? When she was about 10, she started bugging me about putting up a website. Well heck, back then I barely knew how to navigate the internet much less putting up a website! So I started looking around and figuring out how to put up a website. Well back then, to actually host your own site was very expensive. They were reserved mostly for businesses who could afford them. When I was looking at ways to have a presence on the internet without having to pay for it, I ran across Geocities. Remember it?
But as I looked at it, I found it hard to understand how to put together a site. It would have required me to put in more time than I was willing to part with. Also, there were a bunch of porn sites on there! I think every porn site started on Geocities. I didn’t want to risk exposing my daughter to that. I’m glad they have since closed shop.
Then I found Blogger and the rest, as they say, is history. It was easy to use, I could actually understand the instructions, and we were up and blogging away in a matter of minutes. We started with one blog that we shared. That’s why it was called Jade-n-Mom. Then we branched out into more blogs and before I knew it, I had at least 4 blogs on Blogger!
But then we outgrew those too. We eventually bought our own domains and hosting it on our own shared server. My daughters now even have their own domains instead of a subdomain to my own. My daughter who got me started, Ambie, still blogs today. She’s gone through several blogs since she started and she talks about her growth in blogging in her about me page.
She’s been busy with college applications lately though so she has slowed down on her posting again. That’s alright though. That’s the good thing about blogging, you can take a hiatus and come back to it again, without any major consequences. That is, if you don’t care about page views and those kind of stuff. Right now, she has more to think about than blogging. She’s busy applying for colleges and scholarships and deciding what she would like to do in the future. She had at one time considered a healthcare career but it seems she is now leaning towards a business career. She also wants to keep up with her dancing and interest in journalism. So who knows. Follow her blog and she may eventually tell us about what she decides to do for the future.